Tag Archives: Infrastructure

$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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Brightline says a plan for high-speed rail between Tampa and Orlando is in the works

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“Brightline spokeswoman Christine Kefauver told members of the Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization they are currently working with Tampa officials to determine where a terminal should be located, along with the best route. It would likely come through Ybor City, close to I-4.” See More . . . Image: Photo By Brightline / Media Kit, via www.gobrightline.comText Source: https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/transportation/2022-03-10/brightline-says-a-plan-for-high-speed-rail-between-tampa-and-orlando-is-in-the-worksBy: Steve Newborn …

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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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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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Idea of building elevated lanes over Gandy Boulevard in Tampa gets new life

“Estimates put current traffic counts on Gandy at 48,000 cars and trucks a day. When the expressway authority looked at this project once before, it projected the elevated lanes would carry 18,900 vehicles a day. In 2009, a study by the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research concluded that the elevated lanes would save gas and time …

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New federal transportation bill boosts road, transit funding in Tampa Bay area

“For years, Congress has implemented only stopgap measures to keep transportation funding afloat, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor said. The FAST Act will invest $281 billion in local communities across the country over the next five years, boosting Florida’s share of the federal highway funding by more than $890 million, she said.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tbo.com/news/transportation/new-federal-transportation-bill-boosts-road-transit-funding-in-tampa-bay-area-20151208/By: Yvette C. …

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After weeks of negotiations, Congress finalizes 5-year transportation bill

“In its first year, the approximately $300 billion bill increases spending on highways by $2.1 billion above current levels. By the final year, in 2020, the bump will be $6.1 billion above the approximately $50 billion that has been spent in recent years. Spending on transit will go from the current $8.6 billion to almost $10.6 billion in 2020” See …

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CSX tracks may be route to commuter rail’s future

“CSX would sell the rail rights of way to the Florida Department of Transportation. Only the railroad’s Clearwater subdivision, the east-west line, and the Brooksville subdivision, the north-south line, would be involved. The railroad’s line that moves down Polk Street to South Tampa and its lines running toward Port Tampa Bay and Polk County and beyond would not be included.” …

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Jeff Vinik Billion-Dollar Project To Redevelop Channelside District In Tampa, FL

“Vinik is on record as hoping to land a Fortune 500 company to become one of the signature companies to locate inside his development. But on Friday he said that while that remains a top goal, his company also wants to bring in companies that will bring high-paying jobs to the area, and if that means a company’s regional headquarters …

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