Tag Archives: Public Transportation

FDOT considers SunRail stops in Lakeland, Haines City, other Polk County cities

SunRail Winter Park-Ticket-Booths (ESRP)

“The current proposal would extend SunRail from its existing station in Poinciana, through Polk County to stops in Haines City, Davenport, Lake Alfred, Auburndale, and finally Lakeland, 37 miles away . . . . Much of the construction costs would be paid by the state and federal governments, but local governments would likely have to pay for everyday operations.” See …

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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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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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SunRunner to add stop near Pier, two new buses next year

SunRunner (PSTA)

“Both the new stop and the new buses will be funded by leftover federal dollars from the original SunRunner project, which came in $5 million under budget, Miller said. The projects received federal approval Thursday.” See More . . . Image: Derivative of Video By PSTA / Public Domain, via https://www.psta.net/Text Source: https://www.tampabay.com/news/st-petersburg/2023/04/21/sunrunner-add-stop-near-pier-two-new-buses-next-year/By: Jack Evans (Pinellas County Reporter / Tampa …

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Tampa Bay region to receive $52M in federal funding to support public transportation

Tampa Street Car - ESRP

“Florida will receive nearly $543 million for transit projects with the Tampa Bay area receiving $51,906,354, according to the data . . . The funding will help upgrade stations and tracks, transition to next-generation buses, plan and design new transit corridors and provide specialized services for seniors and riders with disabilities, the FTA said in a news release.” See More …

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

Brightline Blue

“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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Hyperloop technology gets huge boost in newly passed infrastructure bill

Virgin Hyperloop Vehicle

“The massive infrastructure package includes provisions that will support further development and deployment of hyperloop technology in the U.S. Hyperloop is a new form of ground transportation currently being developed by a number of companies, including Elon Musk’s Boring Company and Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop. ” See More . . . Image: Photo By Virgin Hyperloop / Media Kit, via …

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Gamechanger – How COVID-19 Might Change Transport Forever

Tampa Roadway (ESRP CORPORATION)

“What appears certain is that, at least in the short term, more people will work from home, more meetings and conferences will move online, more people are likely to walk and cycle more often and public transport will struggle to attract customers even in large conurbations and international travel will reduce significantly.” See More . . . Image: Photo By …

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L.A. Metro’s Better Bus Program aims to elevate the bus riding experience

“The goals of Better Bus are to speed up the buses on streets, improve the ease and convenience of riding the bus, and improve the safety and comfort while waiting at bus stops as well as on board buses. The elements of the plan seek to address persistent issues that riders have long complained about.” See More . . . …

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Brightline reveals cost details and route choices for Disney service in 5 years

Brightline Train

“Earlier this month, the Florida Department of Transportation announced a deadline of mid-summer for Brightline to secure cooperation with federal, state and local agencies for the planned extension from Orlando’s airport to a Tampa station. Local agencies owning land or having a say in a Brightline corridor include the expressway authority, the airport authority, Orlando Utilities Commission and the commission …

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