Tag Archives: Tampa

Plan to expand Selmon Expressway to Big Bend Road moves forward

Selmon Ext @ WestShore Blvd

“While transportation leaders didn’t commit to a timeline of when this project would be completed, during their presentation, 2045 was listed as the projected date when this and other projects — such as U.S. 301, U.S. 41 and Interstate 75 — would be finished” See More . . . Image: Derivative of Photo By Wslupecki / CC BY-SA 4.0, via …

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Florida Uber And Lyft Drivers To Stop Work On Friday At Major Airports

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“According to a release, with simultaneous rallies and work stoppages at airports in Orlando, Miami, and Tampa, Florida rideshare drivers are uniting in a historic statewide effort to win higher wages, an end to unfair app company deactivations, safety improvements, and a union for Uber & Lyft Drivers.” See More . . . Image: Photo By Lyft / Media Kit, …

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New Tampa Bay Ferries Alliance Continues Area Public Transportation Vision

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“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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How about some pickleball under those Tampa Bay highway overpasses?

Selmon Crosstown Expressway Extension

“Miami has taken up the concept in a big way with its Underline, a 10-mile linear park, urban trail and public art project on land below the Metrorail . . . Locally, planners considered the Underline and other ideas in their current 4.5-mile project to add a lane in each direction on the Selmon Expressway between South Tampa and downtown. …

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City of Tampa offering vouchers for eBikes this week

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“The eBike Voucher Program will provide qualified and approved applicants with an upfront discount towards the purchase of a new eBike from a participating local bike shop. . . . Vouchers provided through this program range in value from $500 to $2,000 based on the voucher type and the applicant’s income qualifications.”ESRP Corp.: Way to go City of Tampa! See …

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Walmart Expands Drone Delivery in Six States

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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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