Tag Archives: Hillsborough County

Volocopter Visits Tampa International Airport for Flight Testing

Volocopter(Frankfurt) Wikimedia

“This marks the first-ever flight test of an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in an operational and large international airport in the U.S., and the first eVTOL test in the state of Florida. Additionally the participation of members of Congress and local government show the growing interest in aerial mobility. These type of demonstrations show eVTOL operations can …

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$1.75M federal grant awarded to city of Tampa will start office focused on regional infrastructure

ESRP - BRT Route St. Pete

“The U.S. Department of Transportation Build America Bureau grant will help bring all the planning of its top projects closer to a reality. The money will create a new regional infrastructure accelerator to help workshop different options to pay for transportation projects.” See More . . . Image: Photo By ESRP / All Rights Reserved, via esrpcorp.com/esrpblogText Source: https://news.yahoo.com/1-75m-federal-grant-awarded-021737264.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAEIczZqb2gYgU0FAYe6xVUyBbG7GHysaQvmtC6INYG9lXxQVb2rMPKvQVuPFNlGu00-55w6zUza8MMlP3BtImd3yI1L2od3GnSz_oOfr3jOBH9H1B5LHQi6FGLIEIIKz4tw5GvdWe7p4KEHFQsp7TsE4zTjeSg-ZQmbp_JZHbBU_By: Briona …

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Plan to expand Selmon Expressway to Big Bend Road moves forward

Selmon Ext @ WestShore Blvd

“While transportation leaders didn’t commit to a timeline of when this project would be completed, during their presentation, 2045 was listed as the projected date when this and other projects — such as U.S. 301, U.S. 41 and Interstate 75 — would be finished” See More . . . Image: Derivative of Photo By Wslupecki / CC BY-SA 4.0, via …

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New Tampa Bay Ferries Alliance Continues Area Public Transportation Vision

Electric Ferry - Wikimedia

“The Tampa Bay Ferries Alliance’s initial goals are to secure expedited permanent ferry service in the Tampa Bay region, including a commuter connection between South Hillsborough County and MacDill Air Force Base alongside service between St. Petersburg, Tampa and South Hillsborough County.” See More . . . Image: Derivative of Photo By Erik Christensen / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia …

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Hillsborough County votes to include transportation tax on November ballot

Tampa Roads (ESRP)

“There is some controversy about the tax referendum. The county passed a tax measure with similar goals in 2018. But it was struck down by the Florida Supreme Court in 2020 for being unconstitutionally passed and implemented. The money collected from the 2018 tax has not been used or returned to taxpayers. It is left to the state legislature to …

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TBARTA, Hillsborough County partner with NASA on vertiport study

Lilium

“Several factors and data points went into the regional suitability simulation to determine the best locations for launch and landing pads, which can be created on top of existing buildings and parking garages. Air taxis can also use existing helipads.” See More . . . Image: Photo By Lilium / Media Kit, via lilium.comText Source: https://stpetecatalyst.com/tbarta-hillsborough-county-partner-with-nasa-on-vertiport-study/By: Mark Parker (THE ST. …

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HART looks to replace diesel buses with electric battery buses by 2035

“The plan includes three phases. First, HART will replace 74 diesel buses that are ready for replacement within the next two years. Then, in the next two to five years, HART could replace as many as 44 diesel buses with electric battery buses.” See More . . . Image: Photo By Wslupecki / Public Domain, via Wikimedia CommonsText Source: https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/driving-tampa-bay-forward/hart-looks-to-replace-diesel-buses-with-electric-battery-buses-by-2035By: …

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Selmon Extension connecting Hillsborough and Pinellas opens

Lee Roy Selmon Expressway Extension

“The extension stands 30-feet above the ground and is a 1.9-mile toll lane seamlessly connecting Hillsborough and Pinellas County . . . cost about $230 million to build, but no taxpayer dollars were used. Toll revenues and bonds fully funded the project.” See More . . . Image: Photo By Wslupecki / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsText Source: https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2021/04/19/selmon-extension-connecting-hillsborough-and-pinellas-opensBy: …

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New transportation service helps those in need catch a ride throughout the Tampa Bay area

Transportation Disadvantaged - ESRP

“Qualified participants pay a $6 flat fee for a ride anywhere in the Tampa Bay region, serving Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas counties. The service is provided by the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) using grant money from the state. People may qualify due to disability, age, or income.” See More . . . Image: Photo By ESRP / …

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FL: Tampa Bay’s step toward regional express bus service | Editorial

Express Bus

“Bus rapid transit lines, or BRT, typically operate in dedicated lanes, making them less susceptible to congestion delays. As proposed, the rapid buses would travel in their own dedicated lanes for 31 miles of the 41-mile line. Almost the entire route would run along Interstate 275, with 13 stops between downtown St. Petersburg and Wesley Chapel, with major connections in …

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