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

“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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Local group pushes to make Tampa streets safer and penalties for drivers tougher

“The group is also pushing for tougher penalties for drivers, even though in most pedestrian crashes, it’s typically the pedestrian who is found at fault for walking into traffic . . . . While FDOT took measures to improve Hillsborough Avenue leaders say they’ll also be studying Busch boulevard in the near future to see if more crosswalks are needed.” …

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CSX’s offer finally opens the door to commuter rail in Tampa Bay

“There is precedent in Miami and Orlando for converting freight lines to commuter rail. And no, it’s not light rail. It doesn’t require building brand-new rail infrastructure on top of existing development.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/masstransit/csxs-offer-finally-opens-the-door-to-commuter-rail-in-tampa-bay/2248337By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Jeff Vinik Billion-Dollar Project To Redevelop Channelside District In Tampa, FL

“Vinik is on record as hoping to land a Fortune 500 company to become one of the signature companies to locate inside his development. But on Friday he said that while that remains a top goal, his company also wants to bring in companies that will bring high-paying jobs to the area, and if that means a company’s regional headquarters …

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Tampa catapults to top of transportation tech conversation with DOT contract

“The THEA contract for $17 million will be used in partnership with other local agencies. The DOT already has been studying connected and automated vehicle tech in Ann Arbor, Mich., and today is announcing new deals with Tampa, New York City and Wyoming. Tampa will be the only market of its size in the pilot program.” See More . . …

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The Future of Transportation – Frictionless Vehicles and Binary Power Will Define Transportation

“The flying car era will really begin around 2015 with flying drones. Flying drones will be used by FedEx and UPS to deliver packages, Pizza Hut to deliver pizzas, and Kroger and Safeway to deliver groceries. But beyond that, drones will enable homes to be taken off the grid with delivery of water and electricity (changing out batteries for the …

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Automakers vow to put the brakes on rear-end collisions

“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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Hillsborough regulators will stop ticketing Uber, Lyft drivers until October hearing

“In August, Hillsborough Circuit Judge Paul Huey denied a motion from the PTC asking for an injunction that would have forced Uber to stop serving the county. Huey wants both sides to hold mediation talks before an October court hearing. Meanwhile the PTC filed for summary judgment, asking the judge to decide several legal issues in its favor.” See More …

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World’s highest resolution video surveillance platform by DARPA

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2015 America’s Top 10 Transportation Projects (AASHTO)

Two of the Top 10 are FDOT Projects.

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