Tag Archives: Tampa

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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Tampa posts statistics on delivery of city services in quality of life categories

“The site provides performance measures for city services in seven areas: fire rescue, police, planning and development, water, waste water, storm water and transportation. For some services, the metrics include the city’s goals, and show whether the delivery meets or falls short of the goal.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/tampa-posts-statistics-on-delivery-of-city-services-in-quality-of-life/2235628By: RICHARD DANIELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Going deep: FDOT matching grant helped Port Tampa Bay project

“Marine construction crews will dredge a portion of East Bay, taking it from 20 feet in depth to 41 feet. A steel bulkhead will be installed to accommodate big ships bringing in vehicles, containers or bulk cargo that can be offloaded at the new berth, said project manager Patrick Blair.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/news/business/going-deep-fdot-matching-grant-helped-port-tampa-bay-project-20150628/By: Yvette C. Hammett …

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Drivers ditch cars for national dump the pump day in Tampa Bay

“The pros include saving money, reducing your carbon footprint, creating jobs and reducing congestion. But after taking the bus for one day, our system has some serious needs for improvement. ” See More . . . Source: http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/drivers-ditch-cars-for-national-dump-the-pump-day-in-tampa-bay#Drivers%20ditch%20cars%20for%20national%20dump%20the%20pump%20day%20in%20Tampa%20BayBy: Christie Post – ABC Action News

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Hillsborough transportation officials express support for sales tax referendum

“While it stopped short of an official vote, the Policy Leadership Group overseeing transportation in Hillsborough County expressed support for a comprehensive plan that will ask voters to approve a half-cent sales tax increase.” See More . . . Source: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …

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Hillsborough approves $1.4 billion in transportation improvement projects

“The largest chunk of funding, 40 percent, is dedicated to ports, airports and freight rail. Intersection and signalization projects make up the next biggest pot, accounting for 19 percent of the $1.4 billion.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/hillsborough-approves-14-billion-in-transportation-improvement-projects/2232039By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Tampa all ready to synchonize its traffic lights

“The MPO went to the Florida Department of Transportation seeking funding for the project. The state DOT will provide 80 percent, using federal funding for the software system, fiber optics and other equipment, with Tampa contributing 20 percent. . . . . In the past, the same pot of federal funding has been used to widen Bruce B. Downs Boulevard …

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Tampa to spend $1.35 million to create downtown train horn ‘quiet zone’

Picture By Nate Beal

“Once the crossings are enhanced, CSX engineers will be able to travel through downtown without blasting their horns to warn motorists of their approach. Without a quiet zone, federal transportation rules require engineers to sound the horns 15 to 20 seconds before they reach a public crossing.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/tampa-could-spend-13-million-to-help-create-downtown-train-horn-quiet-zone/2229640By: RICHARD DANIELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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