Tag Archives: Infrastructure

Tampa posts statistics on delivery of city services in quality of life categories

“The site provides performance measures for city services in seven areas: fire rescue, police, planning and development, water, waste water, storm water and transportation. For some services, the metrics include the city’s goals, and show whether the delivery meets or falls short of the goal.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/tampa-posts-statistics-on-delivery-of-city-services-in-quality-of-life/2235628By: RICHARD DANIELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Going deep: FDOT matching grant helped Port Tampa Bay project

“Marine construction crews will dredge a portion of East Bay, taking it from 20 feet in depth to 41 feet. A steel bulkhead will be installed to accommodate big ships bringing in vehicles, containers or bulk cargo that can be offloaded at the new berth, said project manager Patrick Blair.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/news/business/going-deep-fdot-matching-grant-helped-port-tampa-bay-project-20150628/By: Yvette C. Hammett …

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Long road ahead as Gandy Boulevard commuters await improvement

“When complete, a six-lane elevated road — three lanes in each direction — will run from east of Interstate 275 to west of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street. The elevated road will then continue as four lanes — two in each direction — from west of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street to east of Fourth Street.” See More …

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I-4 Ultimate update: When you can expect to see work happening

“The project is expected to have an average of about 2,000 craft workers on-site when construction peaks in 2016, and a total of 140 bridges will be built or improved during construction. Additionally, the project will include the smoothing out of the notorious Fairbanks Curve in Winter Park, and will involve reconstructing the State Road 408 interchanges in downtown Orlando.” …

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DOT chief: 30-year transport analysis a ‘wake-up call’

“Lawmakers are searching for ways to pay for a long-term extension of the measure. However, thus far there is no consensus on a funding source beyond the 18.4-cents-per-gallon federal gas tax, which has been used to fill the Transportation Department’s Highway Trust Fund since the 1950s . . . . . . . Foxx said he did not think the …

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FDOT plan in works to connect Tampa to Jacksonville

“Tampa and Jacksonville are the two largest urban centers in Florida without a direct connection between them. To go from one to the other by automobile, there are only two routes. One could drive I-10 to I-75, which is a roundabout way. Or, they could drive I-95 to I-4, potentially dealing with the Orlando area traffic nightmare.” See More . …

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Biden pushes for infrastructure funding deal

“An 18.4-cents-per-gallon gas tax is the primary source of revenue for funding transportation projects, and infrastructure supporters have been pushing to increase it for the first time since 1993, arguing the time is right now that drivers are paying less at the pump than they have in years.” See More . . . Source: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/230489-biden-pushes-for-infrastructure-funding-dealBy: By Keith Laing

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