Tag Archives: Public Transportation

CSX’s offer finally opens the door to commuter rail in Tampa Bay

“There is precedent in Miami and Orlando for converting freight lines to commuter rail. And no, it’s not light rail. It doesn’t require building brand-new rail infrastructure on top of existing development.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/masstransit/csxs-offer-finally-opens-the-door-to-commuter-rail-in-tampa-bay/2248337By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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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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Hyperloop project moves closer to reality with new engineering partners

“The latest indication that the next-generation transport system should be taken seriously comes from Hyperloop Transportation Technologies’ (HTT) announcement of the addition of Switzerland-based Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, Hodgetts + Fung Architects and Los Angeles engineering firm AECOM to its efforts.” See More . . . Source: http://mashable.com/2015/08/20/hyperloop-engineering/By: Adario Strange

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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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County demands judge ban Uber from Hillsborough

“Attorneys for the county’s Public Transportation Commission want Judge Paul Huey to agree Uber drivers ignore county regulations by not seeking the type of licenses and checks expected of taxi and limo services. The commission is required to regulate services like Uber and rival Lyft, which are akin to other forms of public transportation, said Brad Kimbro, a Tampa attorney …

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This startup is gearing up to be the Tesla of electric buses

“Proterra has 110 orders for its buses, which can cost up to $800,000 for customers that buy the battery packs and have the maximum battery configuration. Customers can buy a bus and lease the batteries for about $550,000. The 60 first generation buses have already been delivered and are on the road in Los Angeles and San Joaquin counties in …

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Drivers ditch cars for national dump the pump day in Tampa Bay

“The pros include saving money, reducing your carbon footprint, creating jobs and reducing congestion. But after taking the bus for one day, our system has some serious needs for improvement. ” See More . . . Source: http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/drivers-ditch-cars-for-national-dump-the-pump-day-in-tampa-bay#Drivers%20ditch%20cars%20for%20national%20dump%20the%20pump%20day%20in%20Tampa%20BayBy: Christie Post – ABC Action News

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