Transportation News/Articles

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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America’s transportation needs are huge. Too bad the way we fund them is broken.

“The problem for funding is that Americans are actually using less gas than they used to — both because they aren’t driving as much, and cars are getting more efficient. Meanwhile, Congress hasn’t raised the gas tax from 18.4 cents per gallon since 1994, which is now far behind what it was then when you take inflation into account. Consequently, …

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Tampa Bay: Engineers study widening U.S. 41 in South Shore

“The study also considers the bridges crossing the Alafia River and Bullfrog Creek, which may both need to be replaced, and examines the possibility of adding bike lanes, sidewalks and bus stops along the route. U.S. 41 is one of three heavily traveled north-south roadways in southern Hillsborough County, running parallel to Interstate 75 and U.S. 301. The goal of …

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$1 bus to Orlando through Megabus.com service

“For the first week, every ticket will be $1. After that there will be at least one seat that’s $1 on every bus. But that could be it. It all depends on supply and demand. Tickets usually aren’t higher than $50, generally speaking.” See More . . . Source: http://www.wtsp.com/story/travel/2014/04/30/megabus-orlando-tampa/8523029/By: Sarah Hagen, WTSP

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U.S. on Highway to Flunking Out

“According to the Federal Highway Administration, about 70 percent of the regular maintenance costs and 80 percent of the capital funding is paid for by federal gas taxes, with state and local municipalities covering the rest.” See More . . . Source: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-04-23/u-s-on-highway-to-flunking-outBy: Barry Ritholtz

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Transportation TV News Update: Secretary Foxx Hits the Road for Transportation Investment

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