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Statewide system of biking, walking trails topic of Tampa meeting

“Last year, Gov. Rick Scott allocated $25 million for the project every year for the next five years. The first $25 million came July 1, but none of the money, which comes from new vehicle registration charges, has been spent yet, said Huiwei Shen, manager of FDOT’s systems planning office. The money, which can roll over every year, can only …

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Water taxi service opens for business in Tampa

“Stops include Downtown Tampa, Harbour Island, History Center/Amalie Arena, the Convention Center, Jackson’s Bistro, Bayshore Boulevard, Davis Island and the Riverwalk.” See More . . . Source: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/99263932-storyBy: Shayla Reaves, FOX 13 News

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Project to build elevated Gandy lanes in Tampa moves forward

“The idea is to get drivers who don’t plan to stop along Gandy — including, in a hurricane evacuation, thousands of fleeing Pinellas residents — up off the boulevard. That would allow them to pass overhead without stopping at red lights and ease congestion for local traffic on the road below” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/roads/expressway-authority-to-consider-26-million-contract-for-gandy/2266327By: RICHARD DANIELSON, …

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Gasparilla: to Uber or not to Uber?

“Captain Morgan is partnering with Uber this weekend, offering $20 ride vouchers for Gasparilla attendees 21 and over. Just enter the promo code ‘pirateresponsibly’ in the Uber app by 2 p.m. Saturday for a chance to be one of 1,000 winners. The discount is redeemable for rides taken before Monday.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/baybuzz/gasparilla-to-uber-or-not-to-uber/2263330By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES …

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Another reason Tampa Bay needs mass transit: Fewer people are getting drivers’ licenses

“If this persists, a good chunk of the country’s population, and especially the younger adults that make up our future workforce, will choose to live where there is quality mass transit not only because they want to — but because they have to in order to get around without a car.” See More . . . Source: http://home.tampabay.com/news/business/another-reason-tampa-bay-needs-mass-transit-fewer-people-are-getting/2261988By: ROBERT TRIGAUX, …

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In shadow of Uber and Lyft, car sharing tries to shape a future in Tampa Bay

“Zipcar currently operates eight cars in Tampa, with pickup and dropoff locations at the University of Tampa, the Tampa Marriott Westshore and at the Payless Car Rental near the airport. Plans are in the works to have a few cars available to rent at luxury apartment building SkyHouse in Channelside, said Smokshane West, the Florida market manager for Zipcar. Residents …

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Idea of building elevated lanes over Gandy Boulevard in Tampa gets new life

“Estimates put current traffic counts on Gandy at 48,000 cars and trucks a day. When the expressway authority looked at this project once before, it projected the elevated lanes would carry 18,900 vehicles a day. In 2009, a study by the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research concluded that the elevated lanes would save gas and time …

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Tampa spending $1.2M to study streetcar as commuter option

“The study, largely funded by a $1 million grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, will evaluate potential expansion routes and make recommendations on upgrading the system’s vintage style streetcars, which are widely regarded as suitable for tourist trips but not a robust commuter service. The completed study will be submitted to the Federal Transit Authority to put the city …

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Plans for Westshore transit center back on the table

“If constructed, the center would be used as a hub for transit to Tampa International Airport, a depot for Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority buses and as a station if a light rail or bus rapid transit (BRT) system were to connect Pinellas and Hillsborough counties in the future.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/plans-for-westshore-multimodal-transit-center-back-on-the-table/2252936By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF …

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Gonzmart: ‘I’m a supporter of light rail and I’m willing to pay for part of it’

“Mass transit is a hot topic among business and civic leaders. Hillsborough County is laying the groundwork for a sales tax referendum to fund transit initiatives in 2016. Strategic Property Partners, the real estate company controlled by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Cascade Investment LLC, has said it’s willing to take a “leadership role” in improving and possibly …

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