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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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Tampa Bay has a history of deadly wrong-way crashes, like the one that killed a Tampa police officer

Wrong-Way Sign

“FDOT is working to install systems to reduce the fatal crashes. . . When triggered, sensors inform FDOT, which monitors the system 24/7. Florida Highway Patrol is then alerted, and overhead highway signs warn drivers about the potential threat. Flashing lights warn the wrong-way driver to turn around.” See More . . . Image: Photo By Coolcaesar / CC BY-SA …

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Florida Transportation Officials Place Brightline Under the Gun

Brightline Train

“According to FDOT, this is the sixth request for an extension of lease negotiations for Brightline to build a rail line in a highway right-of-way. But those negotiations were halted March 27, 2020, after Gov. Ron Desantis issued an executive order stopping Brightline’s and other such processes around the state, due to the pandemic. Two days before that, Brightline suspended …

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Florida authorities tell Brightline to lock down Orlando-Tampa passenger-train plan by mid-summer

Rail Road - ESRP CORPORATION

“The corridor preferred by Brightline has come with multiple, overlapping issues. Those include the need for cooperation with Central Florida’s SunRail commuter system, for an agreement with the Central Florida Expressway Authority, or CFX, for use of space along its toll-road system, affirmation from the authority governing Orlando International Airport and approval from Orlando Utilities Commission for use of coal-train rail …

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Tampa, once dubbed dangerous for bicycling, now one of ’50 Best’ in U.S.

“Tampa now has about 155 miles of bike lanes and trails, most of which were constructed since 2010, said Jean Duncan, director of Tampa’s Transportation and Stormwater Services Department. The completion of the Riverwalk last year also provided a scenic route for bicyclists to traverse downtown.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/tampa-once-dubbed-dangerous-for-bicycling-now-one-of-50-best-in-us/2307459#By: CHRISTOPHER O’DONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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