Transportation News/Articles

Tampa DUI arrests down, Uber may play role

“The number of DUI arrest made by Tampa Police has dropped dramatically this year. For the first six months of 2014 TPD made 1124 dui arrest. In the same period in 2015 they made 776 arrests for driving while intoxicated. And Uber could be one of the reasons.” See More . . . Source: http://wfla.com/2015/08/25/tampa-dui-arrests-down-uber-may-play-role/By: Cadace McCowan

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Uber finds partners in Tampa Bay area

“PTC Chairman Victor Crist said he isn’t worried about the partnerships Uber is creating in the community because he is confident the regulatory agency will win its appeal to have a judge issue an injunction to shut down the company. But until then, Uber continues to establish itself as part of the community and build strong relationships with drivers, riders …

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Panama Canal Expansion Progress Update – August 2015

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Tampa named top city in Southeast in latest Money magazine survey

“The city survey also praised Tampa International Airport for its major expansion plans and growth of overseas flights, the city’s success in recruiting major drug manufacturer Bristol Myers Squibb’s North America Capability Center and for Amazon’s large-scale expansion and hiring in the area.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/tampa-named-top-city-in-southeast-in-latest-money-magazine-survey/2241649By: Tampa Bay Times Staff

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Hillsborough puts one-cent transportation sales tax back in play

“County Administrator Mike Merrill said officials received strong feedback in support of the half-cent option, but also recognize that the one-cent tax would have a much more significant impact on solving the county’s transportation issues.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/hillsborough-reconsidering-one-cent-sales-tax-for-transportation/2241623By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Port Tampa Bay unveils $1.7 billion plan to develop 45 acres in Channel District

“It would need an estimated $200 million in public infrastructure such as roads, sewer, water and drainage improvements, plus that big park. Officials expect the money for those projects would come from two places: the port itself and community redevelopment revenues generated inside the Channel District.” See More . . . Source: http://home.tampabay.com/news/business/realestate/port-tampa-bay-to-unveil-vision-for-land-in-channel-district/2241164By: RICHARD DANIELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Judge’s order lets Uber ride on in Hillsborough

“Uber began operating in Hillsborough County in April 2014 and, a year later, the PTC sued the company and 50 of its drivers, the judge’s order states. The transportation commission wanted a declaration that Uber fell under its authority, which would require its drivers to obtain certain permits and licenses.” See More . . . Source: http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/hillsborough-regional-news/judges-order-lets-uber-ride-on-in-hillsboroughBy: WFTS Webteam, Michael …

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State exec: End Tampa gridlock with new lanes and transit

“So far, though, people have pushed back against the Tampa Bay Express — a project that would add express toll lanes from the Pinellas County side of Tampa Bay all the way northeast to Bearss Avenue on Interstate 275. Toll lanes also would be added along Interstate 4 from the bottleneck near downtown known as Malfunction Junction to a point …

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Miami-Dade toll rebate unlikely in Tampa-Hillsborough

“In an unprecedented move, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority plans to give rebates to drivers who spend more than $2 a week on its toll roads. The authority’s board likened drivers to shareholders and said that after covering debt and maintenance payments, leftover money should be returned to drivers as “dividends.”” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/news/transportation/miami-dade-toll-rebate-unlikely-in-tampa-hillsborough-20150725/By: CHRISTOPHER O’DONNELL – …

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TTV News Special Report–Highway Trust Fund Crisis: Countdown to July 31

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