Transportation News/Articles

Historic Hyperloop Vehicle to be Unveiled to the Public at the Smithsonian FUTURES Exhibition this Fall

Virgin Hyperloop

“By combining an ultra-efficient electric motor, magnetic levitation, and a low-drag environment, hyperloop systems can carry more people than a subway, at airline speeds, and with zero direct emissions – completely transforming the way we live, work, and play. The world’s first passenger testing aboard the Pegasus vehicle brought this vision one step closer to reality, ushering in a new …

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Chinese £3,200 budget electric car takes on Tesla

EV Vehicles at Google Campus

“To promote EVs, the Chinese government offers license plates for free and they are guaranteed. In many cities, it can take months, if not years, to get a license plate for a petrol engine through various auction systems.” See More . . . Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56178802 By: By Justin Harper – Business reporter, BBC News

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces FY 2021 Round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant Program

“The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced it is seeking applicants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. INFRA grants will fund transportation projects of national and regional significance that are in line with the Biden Administration’s priorities including creating good-paying jobs, improving safety, applying transformative technology, and explicitly …

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Florida Supreme Court rules Hillsborough County’s ‘All for Transportation’ tax unconstitutional

Downtown Tampa Road Work Sign

“In a ruling posted on Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court has struck down Hillsborough County’s one-cent transportation sales tax. The justices ruled 4 to 1 that the restrictions on how the revenue collected from the tax could be spent are unconstitutional.” See More . . . Source: https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/driving-tampa-bay-forward/florida-supreme-court-rules-hillsborough-countys-all-for-transportation-tax-unconstitutional By: Jillian Ramos

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Elon Musk’s tunnel crusade sparks new talk of a possible rail tunnel under Fort Lauderdale’s New River

Elon Musk

“The idea of building tunnels beneath cities isn’t a pipe dream for Musk, whose business The Boring Company is already digging a tunnel under Las Vegas and recently announced a massive expansion of that project.” See More . . . Image: Photo By FlickreviewR 2 / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Text Source: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/transportation/fl-ne-fort-lauderdale-new-silicon-valley-20210120-63fn3pshbbdwdpjzbwngz6lyam-story.html By: Chris Perkins (South Florida …

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PSTA widens its reach with taxi, Uber partnership

“Using public transportation to get around in the Tampa Bay area has historically been seen as a last resort, used most frequently by people living at or below poverty level. But that perception has been changing and it’s in part because of innovation.” See More . . . Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2017/01/19/psta-widens-its-reach-with-taxi-uber-partnership.htmlBy: Janelle Irwin (Reporter – Tampa Bay Business Journal)

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Competing metros: Tampa Bay rebounds to best performance in decade in Milken Institute rankings

“Tampa Bay ranks No. 33, up 25 spots from No. 58 in 2015 and up a whopping 136 metro spots from seven years ago when this market pretty much hit bottom at No. 169 . . . Rising so quickly as Tampa Bay has is testament to the improved Florida economy but also points to the local efforts at economic …

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FDOT To Begin Construction On Diverging Diamond Interchange at I-95 and Viera Boulevard

“During 2017, FDOT will begin construction on a new Diverging Diamond Interchange at I-95 and Viera Boulevard for which The Viera Company funded nearly $1 million in design and permitting and is donating the necessary right of way land.” See More . . . Source: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2016/12/fdot-to-begin-construction-on-diverging-diamond-interchange-at-i-95-and-viera-boulevard/By: Space Coast Daily

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Here are the newest details on the ferry that will connect downtown Tampa to St. Petersburg

“The ferry is a collaboration of the two cities along with Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. The governmental bodies of each voted this summer to kick in $350,000, or a quarter of the $1.4 million cost of a 6-month pilot program.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/economicdevelopment/here-are-the-newest-details-on-the-ferry-that-will-connect-downtown-tampa/2294493By: JEROME R. STOCKFISCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Tampa mayor blasts Public Transportation Commission, supports Uber, Lyft

“On Wednesday the Hillsbourough County Public Transportation Commission is set to discuss tough new rules for the ride-hailing services. The PTC wants to require fingerprint background checks for drivers, a minimum of a seven-minute wait for each ride and a minimum $7 fair.” See More . . . Source: http://wfla.com/2016/09/12/tampa-mayor-plans-to-weigh-in-on-proposed-regulations-for-uber-and-lyft/By: Jeff Patterson – News Channel 8

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