Tag Archives: Tampa

Walmart Expands Drone Delivery in Six States

Walmart

“Once it arrives in Tampa, the drone delivery service would be available for $3.99 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET on purchases 10 pounds and under. When a customer orders a delivery, workers will load the items onto the drone, which will then carry it to the house and gently drop the package using a cable.” See More . …

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Hillsborough County votes to include transportation tax on November ballot

Tampa Roads (ESRP)

“There is some controversy about the tax referendum. The county passed a tax measure with similar goals in 2018. But it was struck down by the Florida Supreme Court in 2020 for being unconstitutionally passed and implemented. The money collected from the 2018 tax has not been used or returned to taxpayers. It is left to the state legislature to …

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Tampa embraces e-scooters, even if we keep throwing them in the river

ESRP - e-Scooter (SLC)

“In Tampa, the scooters have traveled 3 million miles and logged 2½ million trips at an average of 1.2 miles per journey — a number, city officials say, shows that people are using them for actual transportation and not just fun on weekends . . . But Tampa’s trek into the world of e-scooters has not been without speed bumps. …

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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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TBARTA, Hillsborough County partner with NASA on vertiport study

Lilium

“Several factors and data points went into the regional suitability simulation to determine the best locations for launch and landing pads, which can be created on top of existing buildings and parking garages. Air taxis can also use existing helipads.” See More . . . Image: Photo By Lilium / Media Kit, via lilium.comText Source: https://stpetecatalyst.com/tbarta-hillsborough-county-partner-with-nasa-on-vertiport-study/By: Mark Parker (THE ST. …

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Places Where People Spend the Most on Transportation

I-275 Tampa (ESRP)

“Residents of the Tampa, Florida metro area spent 17.00% of their annual income on transportation costs each year, averaging $10,692 in real dollars. The majority of that is spent on vehicle costs, including vehicle purchases, gas, motor oil and other expenses. Residents of this metro area spend $9,949 – or 15.82% of their income – each year on vehicle costs …

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Tampa’s Malfunction Junction fix could come sooner than expected

I-275 near Malfunction Junction

“The refurbished interchange is a toned-down version of an earlier, controversial plan that would have taken up to 340 homes to add express lanes on the interstates. Another discarded version would have taken between 30 and 100 homes . . . .The project also includes $10 million worth of trail upgrades, plus enhanced lighting and landscaping in the vicinity of …

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HART looks to replace diesel buses with electric battery buses by 2035

“The plan includes three phases. First, HART will replace 74 diesel buses that are ready for replacement within the next two years. Then, in the next two to five years, HART could replace as many as 44 diesel buses with electric battery buses.” See More . . . Image: Photo By Wslupecki / Public Domain, via Wikimedia CommonsText Source: https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/driving-tampa-bay-forward/hart-looks-to-replace-diesel-buses-with-electric-battery-buses-by-2035By: …

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Selmon Extension connecting Hillsborough and Pinellas opens

Lee Roy Selmon Expressway Extension

“The extension stands 30-feet above the ground and is a 1.9-mile toll lane seamlessly connecting Hillsborough and Pinellas County . . . cost about $230 million to build, but no taxpayer dollars were used. Toll revenues and bonds fully funded the project.” See More . . . Image: Photo By Wslupecki / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsText Source: https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2021/04/19/selmon-extension-connecting-hillsborough-and-pinellas-opensBy: …

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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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