Tag Archives: Tampa Bay

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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Beach towns’ Gulf Boulevard a risky trip for pedestrians

“A national study published in 2014 listed Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater as the second most dangerous metro area for pedestrians in the country. When seasonal residents make their annual pilgrimage, the population doubles in certain areas and Gulf Boulevard bursts at the seams with traffic on weekends.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/gulf-boulevard-a-risky-trip-for-pedestrians/2250842By: Les Neuhaus, Times Correspondent

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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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Stuck in traffic: Tampa Bay sees no congestion improvement in recent years

“It could be worse. A lot worse. Commuters in the Washington, D.C. area, suffered more than those in any other metro area with more than twice the congestion costs — $1,834 — of time and money that Tampa Bay drivers endured. Within Florida, Tampa Bay’s congestions costs ranked third, less than larger Miami and tourist-choked Orlando, but more than Jacksonville.” …

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Commuting in Tampa Bay Going it alone

“Tampa Bay averaged a miniscule percentage of workers commuting to jobs via public transportation, 1.4 percent or 16,380 daily transit trips. By comparison, South Florida’s average was more than double, at 3.8 percent. Both lagged far behind the national average of 5.2 percent.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/roads/tampa-bay-commuters-mired-in-their-cars-as-other-cities-find-traveling/2243372By: TAMPA BAY TIMES

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Tampa named top city in Southeast in latest Money magazine survey

“The city survey also praised Tampa International Airport for its major expansion plans and growth of overseas flights, the city’s success in recruiting major drug manufacturer Bristol Myers Squibb’s North America Capability Center and for Amazon’s large-scale expansion and hiring in the area.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/tampa-named-top-city-in-southeast-in-latest-money-magazine-survey/2241649By: Tampa Bay Times Staff

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Hillsborough puts one-cent transportation sales tax back in play

“County Administrator Mike Merrill said officials received strong feedback in support of the half-cent option, but also recognize that the one-cent tax would have a much more significant impact on solving the county’s transportation issues.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/hillsborough-reconsidering-one-cent-sales-tax-for-transportation/2241623By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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The Future of Transportation is Now: FDOT Highlight, District Seven Secretary Paul Steinman

“District Secretary Paul Steinman is no stranger to taking on challenges and embracing technological advancements. Autonomous and connected vehicles provide a perfect outlet to explore how innovation can increase safety and reduce congestion on Florida’s highways.” See More . . . Source: http://www.automatedfl.com/the-future-of-transportation-is-now-meet-district-seven-secretary-paul-steinman/By: Florida Automated Vehicles

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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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Pasco to put SR 54/56 corridor back under the microscope

“The highway, as it approaches Interstate 75, is the busiest stretch of road in the county west of U.S. 19, with state traffic counts showing 57,500 vehicles passing through daily. Meanwhile, projections estimate a 55 percent population increase along the corridor over the next two decades.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/roads/pasco-to-put-sr-5456-corridor-back-under-the-microscope/2234200By: C.T. BOWEN, PASCO TIMES COLUMNIST

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