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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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Tampa area ranked 11th in nation for traffic congestion

“Using commuter information gleaned from car and truck GPS systems and smart phone apps, TomTom, a leading manufacturer of car navigation systems, gathers data for various times of the 24-hour period to determine when people are stuck in traffic and for how long. Using those parameters, the index rates Tampa 84th on the planet for congestion. Miami is the only …

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40 years in the making, new section of Tampa’s Riverwalk set to open

“The new over-the-water promenade goes north from MacDill Park under the Kennedy Boulevard bridge to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. For shade, it has several large fabric awnings stretched over rows of whale-ribbed frames. It’s also been designed for underwater lights with motion sensors that change colors as people pass by.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/baybuzz/40-years-in-the-making-new-section-of-tampas-riverwalk-opens-today/2223073By: RICHARD DANIELSON, TIMES …

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Tampa council races focus on transportation, neighborhoods

“Of the all the council races, District 6 has been the most contentious. And even though city elections are supposed to be non-partisan, it’s also the one that has featured the most discussion of the candidates’ political party affiliations. (Toledo is a Republican. Maniscalco is a Democrat and Castellano is registered as an independent, but both previously were Republicans.)” See …

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