Transportation News/Articles

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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Greenlight Pinellas’ bus element could have greatest impact

“For the Greenlight Pinellas plan to work, the bus system also will have to lure so-called choice riders, those who could drive but opt for transit. And that, PSTA leaders say, can only be done with investment.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/greenlight-pinellas-bus-element-could-have-greatest-impact-20141005/ By: Christopher O’donnell

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Finally, a flying car for everybody?

“The aircraft would be largely autonomous and would, for the most part, need no piloting at all. Flying through “highways in the sky” – flight paths designed to host swarms of PAVs flying in formation – the PAVs would avoid obstacles and select landing spots autonomously by using intelligent sight sensors” See More . . . Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/03/tech/innovation/finally-a-flying-car-mycopter/ By: Peter …

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Red Thumb Reminder Campaign Aimed At Saving Lives On The Road

“Steve Babcock, the creator of Red Thumb Reminder, says it helped him stop texting and driving within two weeks. It’s also a conversation-starter that spreads the message virally.” See More . . . Source: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/06/05/red-thumb-reminder-campaign-aimed-at-saving-lives-on-the-road/ By: CBS Denver

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Wrong-way driving may be more common than thought

“A string of wrong-way crashes that has claimed 11 lives this year on Tampa Bay’s highways is troubling enough, yet records and research show wrong-way driving might be more common than people realize.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/wrong-way-driving-may-be-more-common-than-thought/2199070 By: Caitlin Johnston & Josh Solomon

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Future of workforce drives transit conversation

“A panel of experts has urged local business leaders to continue the push for modern transit systems that connect the Tampa Bay region, no matter what happens during November elections.” See More . . . Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2014/09/24/future-of-workforce-drives-transit-conversation.html By: Margie Manning

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Tampa needs better transit system to compete, official says

“The county’s transportation planning guru found himself in a rather awkward position during a recent flight — explaining to a young Boston couple that their plans to visit here with no rental car might crash head-on into a harsh reality.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/news/business/tampa-needs-better-transit-system-to-compete-official-says-20140930/ By: Yvette C. Hammett

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Florida’s Toll Lane Boom

“In the next decade, Florida’s biggest cities will add toll lanes to the state’s busiest highways. Nobody knows exactly how much it will cost. Maybe as little as $3 billion. Maybe double that.” See More . . . Source: http://fcir.org/2014/09/14/floridas-toll-lane-boom/ By: Eric Barton

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ASTM Approves First Standard for Traffic Intersection Movement Data

“Being able to compile and interpret data on how traffic turns through an intersection could have an impact on future environmental and safety decisions regarding intersection geometry and traffic control. However, until recently no standard has existed to properly obtain and use this data. Now, ASTM International Committee E17 on Vehicle-Pavement Systems has approved E2667, Practice for Acquiring Intersection Turning …

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More bike lanes coming to Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard

“The City Council this week approved spending $505,882 to create a bike lane on Bayshore Boulevard from south of Rome Avenue to just south of Howard Avenue.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/roads/more-bike-lanes-coming-to-tampas-bayshore-boulevard/2198569 By: Richard Danielson

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