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In Florida, no permit needed for driverless cars, state senator says

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“in 2016, the Florida Legislature passed new rules that eliminated some of the requirements, including the $5 million in insurance. The new law also got rid of the requirement that a human operator be present in the vehicle, as long as an operator can be alerted in case of technology failure and stop the vehicle.” See More . . . …

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NYC, Tampa & I-80 will be smarter cities with connected car CV Pilot

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“The USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program goal is testing and deploying connected vehicle technologies in physical, real-world environments. The CV Pilots are designed to address transportation and mobility challenges by examining how connected technologies like those provided by Savari and Autotalks can better connect transportation assets into an interactive network.” See More . . . Source: http://www.autoconnectedcar.com/2016/04/nyc-tampa-i-80-will-be-smarter-cities-with-connected-car-cv-pilot/By: Bryan Jonston

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TBO Editorial: Hillsborough needs mobility fees

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“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

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

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The (Other) Transportation Tech to Watch in 2016

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“Always-on wireless communications between cars, and between cars and infrastructure, will almost certainly spread more quickly than driverless cars, while providing a lot of similar benefits in safety and efficiency. The Department of Transportation is expected to release its rules for V2V in early 2016, which will hopefully push the auto industry closer to a true standard.” See More . …

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

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“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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Uber transportation bill starts rolling in House

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“The proposal, which has not drawn a Senate companion bill, would set insurance requirements for transportation-service drivers while they are logged on, require prospective drivers to undergo criminal background checks and prohibit local governments from imposing their own rules on the app-based companies as they do now for taxi companies and limousine services.” See More . . . Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2015/12/02/uber-transportation-bill-starts-rolling-in-house.htmlBy: …

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Tampa spending $1.2M to study streetcar as commuter option

Tampa Streetcar - Wikipedia

“The study, largely funded by a $1 million grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, will evaluate potential expansion routes and make recommendations on upgrading the system’s vintage style streetcars, which are widely regarded as suitable for tourist trips but not a robust commuter service. The completed study will be submitted to the Federal Transit Authority to put the city …

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Automakers vow to put the brakes on rear-end collisions

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“Friday’s announcement brings the rapidly changing auto industry one step closer to self-driving vehicles. Many cars are already available with automated features, including cruise control that speeds and slows with traffic, lane departure alerts with steering assistance and high beams that switch on in the absence of oncoming cars.” See More . . . Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hy-iihs-nhtsa-automatic-braking-20150911-story.htmlBy: Jerry Hirsch

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

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“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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