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PSTA widens its reach with taxi, Uber partnership

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“Using public transportation to get around in the Tampa Bay area has historically been seen as a last resort, used most frequently by people living at or below poverty level. But that perception has been changing and it’s in part because of innovation.” See More . . . Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2017/01/19/psta-widens-its-reach-with-taxi-uber-partnership.htmlBy: Janelle Irwin (Reporter – Tampa Bay Business Journal)

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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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Tampa mayor blasts Public Transportation Commission, supports Uber, Lyft

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“On Wednesday the Hillsbourough County Public Transportation Commission is set to discuss tough new rules for the ride-hailing services. The PTC wants to require fingerprint background checks for drivers, a minimum of a seven-minute wait for each ride and a minimum $7 fair.” See More . . . Source: http://wfla.com/2016/09/12/tampa-mayor-plans-to-weigh-in-on-proposed-regulations-for-uber-and-lyft/By: Jeff Patterson – News Channel 8

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Uber, PSTA poised to introduce free ride program this week

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“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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New Mexico City Airport Project

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The projected Mexico City Airport, which is expected to be in full operation by 2020, will be a “national symbol” (as stated by Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto in his State of the Union address on September 2, 2014).    

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

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“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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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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Downtown Tampa will get Zipcar service, on-demand shuttle

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“Zipcar operates in more than 30 major metropolitan markets, and more than 500 college campuses, and in more than 50 airports. The company cites a Transportation Research Board/National Academy of Sciences study that found each shared car takes about 15 private cars off the road.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tbo.com/news/business/downtown-tampa-will-get-zipcar-service-on-demand-shuttle-20160426/By: Jerome R. Stockfisch | Tribune Staff

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State DOTs Using Drones to Improve Safety, Collect Data Faster and Cut Costs

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“2016 survey of departments of transportation found that 17 State DOTs have either researched, tested and/or used UAVs for bridge inspections, accident clearance, surveying, fotography or for identifying, monitoring and mitigating risks posed by land slides, rock slides or flooding.” See More . . . Source: https://youtu.be/ppvL5CZqumM?list=PLl2me4cCqyo-FvWEpHOgp3wDSsdJg0BH_By: AASHTO – Transportation TV

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New app to offer free rides in downtown Tampa

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“With the future of Uber and Lyft still up in the air in Tampa Bay, a new ride-sharing service prepares to hit the streets. The app is called Downtowner. With the push of a button, you can get a free ride anywhere in downtown Tampa aboard a six-seater, open-air vehicle.” See More . . . Source: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/105528841-storyBy: Crystal Clark, FOX …

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