Transportation News/Articles

Tampa’s new 22nd Street includes traffic-slowing roundabout

“Traffic circles are rare in Tampa, where the century-old street grid makes it hard to assemble the amount of land necessary to build one. The city has built a few along North 40th Street between Fowler and Hillsborough avenues. The developers of K Bar Ranch in the city’s far northeast corner are also using them, said Jean Duncan, Tampa’s transportation …

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House to hold hearing on driverless cars

“Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) proclaimed driverless cars were “the future of transportation” after riding in one in his home state earlier this month.” See More . . . Source: http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/automobiles/324661-house-to-hold-hearing-on-driverless-carsBy: Keith Laing

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Transportation Systems That Do More Than Move People

“The Metro do Porto in Porto, Portugal, and the Northeastern Urban Integration Project in Medellín, Colombia, just won Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design. The winners are not just transportation systems though. They also “advance social mobility and reinvigorate public spaces.” These projects use new transportation infrastructure to “repair and regenerate” cities.” See …

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Transportation funding slowly getting back on the map (or MAP)

“Decades of under-investment in our roads, airports and air traffic control systems, rails, and ports have left us with an over-strained transportation system at serious risk of being unable to meet our needs. Once a global leader, our infrastructure doesn’t even make the top 10 in the World Economic Forum’s rankings of countries’ infrastructure.” See More . . . Source: …

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I-275 Tampa

What Exactly Is Going On?

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Public Transportation Affects Home Values

“The study, commissioned by the American Public Transportation Association and the National Association of Realtors, or NAR, looked at five years’ worth of sales data in several major American cities with varying levels of public transport infrastructure. On average, values for properties located within a half-mile of public transportation, an area dubbed the “public transport shed,” performed 41% better than …

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Pasco MPO wants public’s opinions on mass transit options

“Pasco County Public Transportation could double its ridership in the next decade under an ambitious plan recommended by a consultant. The public will have a chance to weigh in on the plan by the end of the month before the County Commission makes any final decisions.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/masstransit/pasco-mpo-wants-publics-opinions-on-mass-transit-options/2142418By: LISA BUIE, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Interstate tolls are discussed as a solution to the nation’s transportation funding quandary

“Washington Post polls have shown support for tolling new lanes. In the most recent poll, conducted in June, 62 percent said they supported using adjustable tolls to spread out the flow of traffic. The question cited the 495 Express Lanes as an example.” See More . . . Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/interstate-tolls-are-discussed-as-a-solution-to-the-nations-transportation-funding-quandary/2013/09/21/76cba634-1b1f-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0_story.htmlBy: Robert Thomson

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Brevard 2040 Transportation Symposium Oct. 3

“BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The public is invited to attend the Brevard 2040 Transportation Symposium, hosted by the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Brevard County Public Schools Board Room, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way.” See More . . . Source: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2013/09/brevard-2040-transportation-symposium-oct-3/By: Space Coast Daily

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Cubic and MTC launch mobile website for Clipper Card

“Clipper Card is the regional smart card system governed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commissioner, the agency that plans, coordinates and finances transportation projects in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Participating operators include the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, San Francisco Bay Ferry, San Francisco Municipal Transportation …

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