Transportation News/Articles

Tampa needs funding for better signal monitoring

“In fact, the system is DOS-based and does not send alerts when a signal has gone haywire. However, the new software does exist in-house, so the question arises what is holding up Tampa’s progression out of the 30s and into today’s technological climate.” See More . . . Source: http://www.wtsp.com/story/traffic/2014/06/26/traffic-signal/11304037/By: Holley Sinn, WTSP

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Sens. Corker and Murphy pave the way for shoring up U.S. transportation funding

“The federal government’s Highway Trust Fund has traditionally relied on the gas tax to finance the building and maintenance of the country’s transportation infrastructure, but lawmakers haven’t raised the tax since 1993. The result has been regular funding crises as the trust fund runs low, state officials fret that they will have to postpone or cancel projects, contractors become wary …

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The President Signs WRRDA

See More . . . Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpirGQvppT4#t=13By: AASHTO Transportation TV

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The President Signs WRRDA and Hundreds Rally for Transportation

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Orlando Steps Up To Make Its Streets More Pedestrian-Friendly

“Orlando’s road system was largely built in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, after Disney and other theme parks turned this city into a family entertainment destination. It was a time when pedestrians were an afterthought for road planners. . . Billy Hattaway, a district secretary with the Florida Department of Transportation, says pedestrian safety is a problem for cities throughout …

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Why are Tampa Bay roads unsafe for pedestrians?

“A recent report funded by the AARP and presented by the National Complete Streets Coalition named Tampa Bay the second most dangerous metropolitan area for pedestrians in the United States . . .The question then arises whether there really is ample education, and if there is, why is Tampa Bay still failing at protecting pedestrians?” See More . . . …

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FL: Greenlight Pinellas Supporters Push Back

“Now, in another sign that the campaign over the future of transit in Pinellas is getting more heated, supporters of Greenlight are fighting back. The nonprofit group Connect Tampa Bay is warning voters that No Tax for Tracks is pushing for the privatization of county buses, and that defeat of the Greenlight plan would mean a 30 percent cut in …

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U.S. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY FOXX VISITS $1.8 BILLION TAMPA INTERSTATE STUDY

“The project’s extensive work to protect historic properties in nearby Ybor City serves as an example of best practices for preservation on similar projects nationwide. In addition, the Florida Department of Transportation partnered with the City of Tampa to ensure public input on bike paths, specialty lighting and decorative walls at bridges throughout the project.” See More . . . …

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Middle Ground Will be Found in Uber, Lyft and Taxi Debate in Florida County

“Lyft and Uber are California-based start-up companies that say the nation’s transportation networks are in desperate need of modernization. They recruit drivers, who use a smartphone app to locate customers who also use the app to signal they need a ride. When finished with a ride, both companies handle the financial transaction and give riders and drivers a chance to …

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FDOT Managed Lanes

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