Transportation News/Articles

County demands judge ban Uber from Hillsborough

“Attorneys for the county’s Public Transportation Commission want Judge Paul Huey to agree Uber drivers ignore county regulations by not seeking the type of licenses and checks expected of taxi and limo services. The commission is required to regulate services like Uber and rival Lyft, which are akin to other forms of public transportation, said Brad Kimbro, a Tampa attorney …

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Tampa poised to shift road fees toward other options

“Tampa regulations state that impact fees developers are charged when they build new homes and office blocks can only be spent on projects to help squeeze extra cars onto city streets. That could end Wednesday with the city council set to consider a change allowing the fees to go toward other forms of transportation, including mass transit, sidewalks and bicycle …

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Honda, Toyota, Nissan want to change how you fill up the tank

“Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are zero-emission vehicles that emit water vapor and warm air as exhaust—although the production of hydrogen may produce emissions, depending on the source. The most common way to produce hydrogen is through steam reforming, when high-temperature steam is combined with natural gas. Hydrogen can also be produced from water through electrolysis, which is expensive and energy …

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Tampa posts statistics on delivery of city services in quality of life categories

“The site provides performance measures for city services in seven areas: fire rescue, police, planning and development, water, waste water, storm water and transportation. For some services, the metrics include the city’s goals, and show whether the delivery meets or falls short of the goal.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/tampa-posts-statistics-on-delivery-of-city-services-in-quality-of-life/2235628By: RICHARD DANIELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Going deep: FDOT matching grant helped Port Tampa Bay project

“Marine construction crews will dredge a portion of East Bay, taking it from 20 feet in depth to 41 feet. A steel bulkhead will be installed to accommodate big ships bringing in vehicles, containers or bulk cargo that can be offloaded at the new berth, said project manager Patrick Blair.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/news/business/going-deep-fdot-matching-grant-helped-port-tampa-bay-project-20150628/By: Yvette C. Hammett …

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Hillsborough transportation plan leaves room for light rail

“The city is largely built out, so Tampa isn’t looking to build roads. Instead, the city will likely spend a “high percentage” of its cut on transit, the mayor said, which could mean building a rail line linking downtown to the West Shore business district and Tampa International Airport.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/hillsborough-transportation-plan-leaves-room-for-light-rail/2233663By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF …

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Drivers ditch cars for national dump the pump day in Tampa Bay

“The pros include saving money, reducing your carbon footprint, creating jobs and reducing congestion. But after taking the bus for one day, our system has some serious needs for improvement. ” See More . . . Source: http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/drivers-ditch-cars-for-national-dump-the-pump-day-in-tampa-bay#Drivers%20ditch%20cars%20for%20national%20dump%20the%20pump%20day%20in%20Tampa%20BayBy: Christie Post – ABC Action News

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Pasco to put SR 54/56 corridor back under the microscope

“The highway, as it approaches Interstate 75, is the busiest stretch of road in the county west of U.S. 19, with state traffic counts showing 57,500 vehicles passing through daily. Meanwhile, projections estimate a 55 percent population increase along the corridor over the next two decades.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/roads/pasco-to-put-sr-5456-corridor-back-under-the-microscope/2234200By: C.T. BOWEN, PASCO TIMES COLUMNIST

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Hillsborough transportation officials express support for sales tax referendum

“While it stopped short of an official vote, the Policy Leadership Group overseeing transportation in Hillsborough County expressed support for a comprehensive plan that will ask voters to approve a half-cent sales tax increase.” See More . . . Source: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …

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Hillsborough approves $1.4 billion in transportation improvement projects

“The largest chunk of funding, 40 percent, is dedicated to ports, airports and freight rail. Intersection and signalization projects make up the next biggest pot, accounting for 19 percent of the $1.4 billion.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/hillsborough-approves-14-billion-in-transportation-improvement-projects/2232039By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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