Transportation News/Articles

TBO Editorial: Hillsborough needs mobility fees

“Mobility fees, like transportation impact fees, are based on the simple premise that new developments should help pay for the roads and other transportation work they make necessary. . . While impact fees must be spent on increasing road capacity, mobility fees can be used for whatever transportation option would best meet residents’ needs — be it new roads, more …

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Veterans Expressway to gain higher priced express toll lanes in 2017

“The turnpike authority believes that many drivers will choose not to use the express toll lane on every trip. And if they do use the express lane, they won’t be charged separately for the $1.06 required to travel the Veterans in that span.” See More . . . Source: http://www.home.tampabay.com/news/transportation/veterans-expressway-to-gain-higher-priced-express-toll-lanes-in-2017/2267920By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Water taxi service opens for business in Tampa

“Stops include Downtown Tampa, Harbour Island, History Center/Amalie Arena, the Convention Center, Jackson’s Bistro, Bayshore Boulevard, Davis Island and the Riverwalk.” See More . . . Source: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/99263932-storyBy: Shayla Reaves, FOX 13 News

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FDOT committed to focus on wrong way driver detection, driverless cars

“In a study released by FDOT last year, District 7 reported 24 wrong way crashes from 2009 to 2013. Seven of those crashes or 13.7 percent were fatal. In 2014, when there were 12 wrong way crashes, according to the FDOT, including a fatal one in which four University of South Florida fraternity brothers and the driver who ran into …

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Project to build elevated Gandy lanes in Tampa moves forward

“The idea is to get drivers who don’t plan to stop along Gandy — including, in a hurricane evacuation, thousands of fleeing Pinellas residents — up off the boulevard. That would allow them to pass overhead without stopping at red lights and ease congestion for local traffic on the road below” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/roads/expressway-authority-to-consider-26-million-contract-for-gandy/2266327By: RICHARD DANIELSON, …

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In bid for $40 million federal grant, St. Pete looks to gondolas, Tampa to smart technology

“St. Petersburg’s proposed gondola line would head south along Fourth Street from the Gateway area than head west along First avenues N and S, with a spur to Tyrone Boulevard and on to Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach. Another spur would go south along 34th Street through the Skyway Marina District and end at Eckerd College.” See More . …

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MIT Wins Hyperloop Competition, And Elon Musk Drops In

“In addition to the student teams, private companies have begun work on various aspects of the Hyperloop project. The most progress has been made by Hyperloop Tech, whose Chief Technology Officer, Brogan BamBrogan, said in an interview at the event that the Hyperloop will be roughly as energy efficient as a conventional train, and much more efficient than high-speed rail …

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Gasparilla: to Uber or not to Uber?

“Captain Morgan is partnering with Uber this weekend, offering $20 ride vouchers for Gasparilla attendees 21 and over. Just enter the promo code ‘pirateresponsibly’ in the Uber app by 2 p.m. Saturday for a chance to be one of 1,000 winners. The discount is redeemable for rides taken before Monday.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/baybuzz/gasparilla-to-uber-or-not-to-uber/2263330By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES …

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Talks brewing for aerial cable cars to Clearwater Beach

“The San Diego Association of Governments in October approved a $204 billion, 35-year development plan that includes a skyway gondola system among other highway and rail projects. The technology can cost between $3 million and $12 million a mile compared to $36 million a mile for light rail systems, strategist and gondola advocate Michael McDaniel told Marketplace radio in 2013. …

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The Infrastructure Bill: What It Means for Business

“Increased infrastructure spending is a key component to making America great again.” See More . . . Source: MBACentral.org

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