Transportation News/Articles

Battle between Uber and Hillsborough regulators goes public

“Uber sent an email blast to its riders last Tuesday urging them to contact Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission Chairman Victor Crist telling him they “want access to safe, affordable, and reliable rides like Uber.” Crist’s office said it received more than 750 emails by the end of the day.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/battle-between-uber-and-hillsborough-regulators-goes-public/2195662 By: Caitlin Johnston

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Tampa divisions merge to help drivers

“A merge between Tampa’s Stormwater and Transportation divisions was made to make addressing road issues easier for drivers… but the question is whether this union means a big fix for waterworks problems and flooding.” See More . . . Source: http://www.wtsp.com/story/traffic/2014/08/28/transportationstormater/14612383/ By: Holley Sinn

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Hillsborough must boost bus service before getting light rail grants

“A study commissioned by Hillsborough County government cautions that improvements are needed in public bus service before the community could compete for light rail grants under new federal criteria.” See More . . .  Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/masstransit/hillsborough-study–improve-bus-service-before-asking-feds-for-rail-money/2194438 By: Caitlin Johnston

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Time for leadership on transportation

“It is no coincidence that cities on the move, including Orlando, are responding to the marketplace demands for more transportation options, which are increasingly important to young professionals and seniors alike who want to free their budgets and their lifestyles from being tethered to a car.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/list/news-opinion-editorials/editorial-time-for-leadership-on-transportation-20140824/ By: The Tampa Tribune; EDITORIALS

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Coast Bike Share seeks to change Tampa’s cycling culture

“When it launches in September, Coast Bike Share will put 300 new rental bikes on Tampa’s streets for downtown workers, residents, college students and tourists.” See More . . .  Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/roads/coast-bike-share-seeks-to-change-tampas-cycling-culture/2194400 By: Richard Danielson

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New bus pass program launched for SPC students and employees

“St. Petersburg College and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority formally launched their new collaborative Universal Pass initiative Thursday, which allows SPC students and employees to ride the bus for free by showing their school ID when they climb aboard.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/masstransit/new-bus-pass-program-launched-for-spc-students-and-employees/2194103 By: Katie Mettler

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Scott talks transportation at campaign stop in Brandon

“Scott did not speak about tax-for-transportation initiatives currently on the minds of local politicians and voters. Pinellas County voters will decide in November whether to approve an additional 1-cent sales tax for transportation projects. Hillsborough County officials are debating whether to call for a similar referendum, perhaps in 2016. In the midst of shaking hands and taking photos Wednesday, Scott …

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Hertz and Navigation Solutions launch first-of-its-kind travel app

“The interactive app goes far beyond navigation, including events, local weather, Augmented Reality, social media sharing and much more.” See More . . . Source: http://thinkinghighways.com/hertz-and-navigation-solutions-launch-first-of-its-kind-travel-app/ By: Thinking Highways

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Flying blind(ly) into the future; Airbus

“The European airliner manufacturer Airbus Industrie recently took out a patent for an airliner design without the usual cockpit up front. The flight crew would be sited deep inside the belly of the fuselage, their visual input confined to video panels, to go with the all-electronic flight controls.” See More . . . Source: http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2014/08/14/flying-blindly-into-the-future/ By: Gene Rochlin

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Even with the Threat of More Monster Storms, Shorelines Can Be Public Spaces

“These constructed ecosystems will provide a range of services. They will protect the shoreline and structures, stabilize the banks, help restore the ridges, divert sediment, and enable the creation of new marshes and channels.” See More . . . Source: http://dirt.asla.org/2014/08/12/even-with-the-threat-of-more-storms-shorelines-can-be-public-spaces/ By: Yoshi Silverstein

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