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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’

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“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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TBO Editorial: Transportation at a crossroads

“The county has more than $3 billion in immediate transportation needs — about $750 million in maintenance needs alone. By way of comparison, the county has spent $1.3 billion on transportation in the last 20 years. It can’t deal with its backlog of problems, much less meet future needs, with existing funding sources.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/list/news-opinion-editorials/transportation-at-a-crossroads-20150426/?page=1By: …

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FDOT providing $1 million for Tampa streetcar study

“Mayor Bob Buckhorn has long advocated turning the struggling TECO Line from a tourist-friendly amenity into an urban transit option. That committment took on new life with Jeff Vinik’s plan for a $1 billion downtown development.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/news/transportation/fdot-providing-1-million-for-tampa-streetcar-study-20150422/By: TBO.com staff

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Citizens’ input helps ID Hillsborough transportation needs

“Putting a sales tax increase on the November 2016 ballot is a highly political choice. Though voters will make the final decision, the county commission’s five Republicans will face fierce headwinds from the more conservative members of their own party. Even Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, who strongly supports a referendum next year, said the vote would probably fail if held …

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