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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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State exec: End Tampa gridlock with new lanes and transit

“So far, though, people have pushed back against the Tampa Bay Express — a project that would add express toll lanes from the Pinellas County side of Tampa Bay all the way northeast to Bearss Avenue on Interstate 275. Toll lanes also would be added along Interstate 4 from the bottleneck near downtown known as Malfunction Junction to a point …

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Miami-Dade toll rebate unlikely in Tampa-Hillsborough

“In an unprecedented move, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority plans to give rebates to drivers who spend more than $2 a week on its toll roads. The authority’s board likened drivers to shareholders and said that after covering debt and maintenance payments, leftover money should be returned to drivers as “dividends.”” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/news/transportation/miami-dade-toll-rebate-unlikely-in-tampa-hillsborough-20150725/By: CHRISTOPHER O’DONNELL – …

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Tampa poised to shift road fees toward other options

“Tampa regulations state that impact fees developers are charged when they build new homes and office blocks can only be spent on projects to help squeeze extra cars onto city streets. That could end Wednesday with the city council set to consider a change allowing the fees to go toward other forms of transportation, including mass transit, sidewalks and bicycle …

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