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First look at blue bikes set to transform Tampa

“Tampa Downtown Partnership says a bike share on Tampa’s streets is a key to attracting young urban professionals who want to be able to get by without a car and live, work, and play in downtown areas.” See More . . . Source: http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2014/09/11/blue-bikes-set-to-transform-tampa/15453419/ By: Grayson Kamm

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Hillsborough’s tax-for-transportation referendum might not specify rail

“In a move that sharply differs from the Greenlight Pinellas referendum, a Hillsborough plan that could be the backbone for a referendum here would refer only to “fixed guideways” — a term that includes bus rapid transit and all types of rail, including heavy, light or commuter.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/masstransit/hillsboroughs-tax-for-transportation-referendum-might-not-specify-rail/2203150 By: Caitlin Johnston

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World’s worst airport in 2014 is…

“New York City’s LaGuardia International Airport, ranked 10th, was the only U.S. entry to make top 10 list.” See More . . . Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/20/travel/worst-airports-2014-sleeping-in-airports/index.html?hpt=hp_bn10 By: Maggie Hiufu Wong

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Tampa’s first Cyclovia event draws bicyclists downtown

“Besides bike polo, there were bike and pedestrian safety presentations, bicycle helmet-fitting stations, food trucks and live music. The stretch of Kennedy was closed to motor vehicles from about 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/news/politics/tampas-first-cyclovia-event-draws-bicyclists-downtown-20141019/ By: Geoff Fox

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Tampa’s streetcar fest offers glimpse into past, future

“Despite voters’ rejection in 2010 of a referendum to expand Hillsborough’s mass-transit system through a sales tax, Mikos believes the future eventually will include options like light rail and even a lengthened streetcar line that could drop off visitors at the Tampa Museum of Art and the Straz Center downtown.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/news/breaking-news/tampas-streetcar-fest-offers-glimpse-into-past-future-20141018/ By: Josh Boatwright

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Winter Haven transportation hub expected to create thousands of jobs

“A CSX spokeswoman said Thursday at the terminal’s grand opening, that they predict within 10 years the transportation hub will indirectly create more than 8,500 jobs.” See More . . . Source: http://www.wfla.com/story/26806273/winter-haven-transportation-hub-expected-to-create-thousands-of-jobs By: Holly Bounds

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Pedestrian concerns at downtown St. Petersburg intersections

“There is a serious need for a traffic study at two locations in downtown St. Pete: Fourth Avenue at Fifth Street S, where there is only a stop sign for northbound and southbound traffic, and Third Avenue at Fifth Street S, with a flashing light — red for north and south and yellow for the eastbound and westbound traffic.” See …

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From 3D-printed airplanes to robot explorers: Nine TED talks on the future of tomorrow

“TED talks have become an integral forum in airing ideas about tomorrow’s world, and how the likes of transport and energy will be revolutionized in the future. Here, we take a look at nine of the most thought-provoking discussions on what the transformation of tomorrow will entail.” See More . . . Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/tech/innovation/ted-talks-tomorrow-transformed/index.html?iref=allsearch By: https://twitter.com/charlottelytton

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The most innovative cities in America

“From technology and infrastructure, to job creation and sustainability, these 10 cities are leading the pack when it comes to creatively solving urban issues.” See More . . . Source: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/technology/2014/10/07/most-innovative-cities/index.html?hpt=hp_bn5 By: JILLIAN EUGENIOS, STEVE HARGREAVES & AIMEE RAWLINS

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Cab-sharing has arrived in a serious way with UberPool and Lyft Line.

“On a recent trip to San Francisco, I took three Lyft Line rides. Here’s how it works: You sign into the app, select a line ride, and input your destination. As Lyft builds your route, it simultaneously searches its database for other riders going in the same direction. If the system finds a match, Lyft will send you a note …

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