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FDOT To Begin Construction On Diverging Diamond Interchange at I-95 and Viera Boulevard


“During 2017, FDOT will begin construction on a new Diverging Diamond Interchange at I-95 and Viera Boulevard for which The Viera Company funded nearly $1 million in design and permitting and is donating the necessary right of way land.” See More . . . Source: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2016/12/fdot-to-begin-construction-on-diverging-diamond-interchange-at-i-95-and-viera-boulevard/By: Space Coast Daily

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Hillsborough commissioners approve $905 million list of transportation projects; now comes the hard part

Road Closure

“In a letter to the county, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn reiterated the city intends to spend $90 million to expand the streetcar that connects Channelside to Ybor City and to build a transit line from downtown to Tampa International Airport. HART will spend nearly $300 million through 2026 on improving bus service by expanding and introducing new lines.” See More …

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TBO Editorial: Hillsborough needs mobility fees


“Mobility fees, like transportation impact fees, are based on the simple premise that new developments should help pay for the roads and other transportation work they make necessary. . . While impact fees must be spent on increasing road capacity, mobility fees can be used for whatever transportation option would best meet residents’ needs — be it new roads, more …

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The Infrastructure Bill: What It Means for Business

Bridge St Pete

“Increased infrastructure spending is a key component to making America great again.” See More . . . Source: MBACentral.org

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New federal transportation bill boosts road, transit funding in Tampa Bay area

Port Tampa Bay - WP

“For years, Congress has implemented only stopgap measures to keep transportation funding afloat, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor said. The FAST Act will invest $281 billion in local communities across the country over the next five years, boosting Florida’s share of the federal highway funding by more than $890 million, she said.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tbo.com/news/transportation/new-federal-transportation-bill-boosts-road-transit-funding-in-tampa-bay-area-20151208/By: Yvette C. …

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After weeks of negotiations, Congress finalizes 5-year transportation bill

PinellasCo Bridge

“In its first year, the approximately $300 billion bill increases spending on highways by $2.1 billion above current levels. By the final year, in 2020, the bump will be $6.1 billion above the approximately $50 billion that has been spent in recent years. Spending on transit will go from the current $8.6 billion to almost $10.6 billion in 2020” See …

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Gonzmart: ‘I’m a supporter of light rail and I’m willing to pay for part of it’

Light Rail

“Mass transit is a hot topic among business and civic leaders. Hillsborough County is laying the groundwork for a sales tax referendum to fund transit initiatives in 2016. Strategic Property Partners, the real estate company controlled by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Cascade Investment LLC, has said it’s willing to take a “leadership role” in improving and possibly …

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Stuck in traffic: Tampa Bay sees no congestion improvement in recent years

Congestion + BikeLane - Wikipedia (Mod)

“It could be worse. A lot worse. Commuters in the Washington, D.C. area, suffered more than those in any other metro area with more than twice the congestion costs — $1,834 — of time and money that Tampa Bay drivers endured. Within Florida, Tampa Bay’s congestions costs ranked third, less than larger Miami and tourist-choked Orlando, but more than Jacksonville.” …

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Hillsborough puts one-cent transportation sales tax back in play

Hillsborough County

“County Administrator Mike Merrill said officials received strong feedback in support of the half-cent option, but also recognize that the one-cent tax would have a much more significant impact on solving the county’s transportation issues.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/hillsborough-reconsidering-one-cent-sales-tax-for-transportation/2241623By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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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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