Transportation News/Articles

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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Glow in the dark road unveiled in the Netherlands

“The paint contains a “photo-luminising” powder that charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night, doing away with the need for streetlights.” See More . . . Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27021291By: BBC NewsTECHNOLOGY

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Shuttle will transport students in Hillsborough Ave. apartment complex

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Mothers, community leaders demand improvements to Hillsborough Avenue in east Tampa

“On Monday, Tampa City Council member Frank Reddick, Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller Jr., state Rep. Betty Reed, D-Tampa, School Board member Susan Valdes and about a dozen more east Tampa community leaders attended the news conference to show that they heard and would press the Florida Department of Transportation to make the six-lane road safer.” See More . . …

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Warnings issued to Tampa’s newly launched Lyft car service

“Inspectors with the Public Transportation Commission that normally police the area for “pirate,” unlicensed taxi drivers spotted several of the pink mustaches on cars downtown this past week, stopped the drivers, and issued them warnings. Their crime: Picking up customers for the start-up ride-sharing service Lyft which uses the mustaches to make them stand out and — along with the …

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Demand grows to make Tampa roads safer for pedestrians

“Faced with a recent rash of pedestrian accidents and fatalities, community leaders –including Tampa City Councilman Frank Reddick — will gather Monday to demand changes along Hillsborough Avenue.” See More . . . Source: http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/hillsboroughcounty/2014/04/11/safety-roads-hillsborough-fdot-pedestrian/7606213/By: Eric Glasser, WTSP (10 News)

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