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Uber, PSTA poised to introduce free ride program this week

UBER Screen PinellasCo

“The free Uber service will be available to Pinellas County residents earning 150 percent or less of the federal poverty level who do not own or have access to a car or rides from family members. Income levels qualifying are $17,655 or less annually for a single person or $36,375 for a family of four. The service will be available …

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Bus Project Finds a Way Around China’s Traffic Jams: Gliding Above Them

Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - 001

“The bus, powered in part by solar energy, would run on tracks, carrying up to 1,200 passengers in raised compartments that can glide over the traffic below. Critics at the time it was first unveiled questioned whether the hovering bus could interact safely with other vehicles.” See More . . . Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/world/asia/china-elevated-bus.html?_r=0By: EMILY FENG – The New York Times

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Talks brewing for aerial cable cars to Clearwater Beach

Aerial Cable Car - Barcelona

“The San Diego Association of Governments in October approved a $204 billion, 35-year development plan that includes a skyway gondola system among other highway and rail projects. The technology can cost between $3 million and $12 million a mile compared to $36 million a mile for light rail systems, strategist and gondola advocate Michael McDaniel told Marketplace radio in 2013. …

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Another reason Tampa Bay needs mass transit: Fewer people are getting drivers’ licenses

TransMilenio 002 - Wikipedia

“If this persists, a good chunk of the country’s population, and especially the younger adults that make up our future workforce, will choose to live where there is quality mass transit not only because they want to — but because they have to in order to get around without a car.” See More . . . Source: http://home.tampabay.com/news/business/another-reason-tampa-bay-needs-mass-transit-fewer-people-are-getting/2261988By: ROBERT TRIGAUX, …

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Plans for Westshore transit center back on the table

modern high speed train

“If constructed, the center would be used as a hub for transit to Tampa International Airport, a depot for Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority buses and as a station if a light rail or bus rapid transit (BRT) system were to connect Pinellas and Hillsborough counties in the future.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/plans-for-westshore-multimodal-transit-center-back-on-the-table/2252936By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF …

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CSX tracks may be route to commuter rail’s future

CSX Tracks - West HillsCo

“CSX would sell the rail rights of way to the Florida Department of Transportation. Only the railroad’s Clearwater subdivision, the east-west line, and the Brooksville subdivision, the north-south line, would be involved. The railroad’s line that moves down Polk Street to South Tampa and its lines running toward Port Tampa Bay and Polk County and beyond would not be included.” …

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State exec: End Tampa gridlock with new lanes and transit

Tampa - Congested Intersection

“So far, though, people have pushed back against the Tampa Bay Express — a project that would add express toll lanes from the Pinellas County side of Tampa Bay all the way northeast to Bearss Avenue on Interstate 275. Toll lanes also would be added along Interstate 4 from the bottleneck near downtown known as Malfunction Junction to a point …

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FDOT providing $1 million for Tampa streetcar study

Tampa Streetcar - Wikipedia

“Mayor Bob Buckhorn has long advocated turning the struggling TECO Line from a tourist-friendly amenity into an urban transit option. That committment took on new life with Jeff Vinik’s plan for a $1 billion downtown development.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/news/transportation/fdot-providing-1-million-for-tampa-streetcar-study-20150422/By: TBO.com staff

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San Francisco MTA to expand Muni rail service

Muni Metro Car (Muni rail service)

“The measure includes free Muni rides for moderate to low-income seniors and people with disabilities; additional funding for transit vehicle cleanliness; and the elimination of telephone and online computer transaction fees, SFMTA officials said in a press release.” See More . . . Source: http://www.progressiverailroading.com/passenger_rail/news/San-Francisco-MTA-to-expand-Muni-rail-service–43295By: Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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Column: Keep working on transportation despite Greenlight Pinellas defeat

“We should bear in mind that in a number of other U.S. metro areas such as St. Louis, Denver and Phoenix, successful transit systems have been launched after early efforts were defeated at the polls. The issues we are facing are not unique to Tampa Bay, and we can look to what happened in these cities to better understand how …

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