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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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Local group pushes to make Tampa streets safer and penalties for drivers tougher

“The group is also pushing for tougher penalties for drivers, even though in most pedestrian crashes, it’s typically the pedestrian who is found at fault for walking into traffic . . . . While FDOT took measures to improve Hillsborough Avenue leaders say they’ll also be studying Busch boulevard in the near future to see if more crosswalks are needed.” …

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Jeff Vinik Billion-Dollar Project To Redevelop Channelside District In Tampa, FL

“Vinik is on record as hoping to land a Fortune 500 company to become one of the signature companies to locate inside his development. But on Friday he said that while that remains a top goal, his company also wants to bring in companies that will bring high-paying jobs to the area, and if that means a company’s regional headquarters …

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Tampa catapults to top of transportation tech conversation with DOT contract

“The THEA contract for $17 million will be used in partnership with other local agencies. The DOT already has been studying connected and automated vehicle tech in Ann Arbor, Mich., and today is announcing new deals with Tampa, New York City and Wyoming. Tampa will be the only market of its size in the pilot program.” See More . . …

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Tampa DUI arrests down, Uber may play role

“The number of DUI arrest made by Tampa Police has dropped dramatically this year. For the first six months of 2014 TPD made 1124 dui arrest. In the same period in 2015 they made 776 arrests for driving while intoxicated. And Uber could be one of the reasons.” See More . . . Source: http://wfla.com/2015/08/25/tampa-dui-arrests-down-uber-may-play-role/By: Cadace McCowan

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Tampa’s Coast Bike Share to cut monthly prices, raise them for daily rides

“To serve local riders, Coast recently installed a hub on Harbour Island and plans to put more of its 300 bikes in Hyde Park and the SoHo restaurant and bar strip along S Howard Avenue. That means shifting some out of Ybor City, where the walkability of the historic district seems to reduce the demand for the bikes.” See More …

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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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Port Tampa Bay unveils $1.7 billion plan to develop 45 acres in Channel District

“It would need an estimated $200 million in public infrastructure such as roads, sewer, water and drainage improvements, plus that big park. Officials expect the money for those projects would come from two places: the port itself and community redevelopment revenues generated inside the Channel District.” See More . . . Source: http://home.tampabay.com/news/business/realestate/port-tampa-bay-to-unveil-vision-for-land-in-channel-district/2241164By: RICHARD DANIELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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