Tag Archives: Transportation Policy

The Infrastructure Bill: What It Means for Business

“Increased infrastructure spending is a key component to making America great again.” See More . . . Source: MBACentral.org

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The (Other) Transportation Tech to Watch in 2016

“Always-on wireless communications between cars, and between cars and infrastructure, will almost certainly spread more quickly than driverless cars, while providing a lot of similar benefits in safety and efficiency. The Department of Transportation is expected to release its rules for V2V in early 2016, which will hopefully push the auto industry closer to a true standard.” See More . …

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New federal transportation bill boosts road, transit funding in Tampa Bay area

“For years, Congress has implemented only stopgap measures to keep transportation funding afloat, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor said. The FAST Act will invest $281 billion in local communities across the country over the next five years, boosting Florida’s share of the federal highway funding by more than $890 million, she said.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tbo.com/news/transportation/new-federal-transportation-bill-boosts-road-transit-funding-in-tampa-bay-area-20151208/By: Yvette C. …

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Uber transportation bill starts rolling in House

“The proposal, which has not drawn a Senate companion bill, would set insurance requirements for transportation-service drivers while they are logged on, require prospective drivers to undergo criminal background checks and prohibit local governments from imposing their own rules on the app-based companies as they do now for taxi companies and limousine services.” See More . . . Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2015/12/02/uber-transportation-bill-starts-rolling-in-house.htmlBy: …

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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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Automakers vow to put the brakes on rear-end collisions

“Friday’s announcement brings the rapidly changing auto industry one step closer to self-driving vehicles. Many cars are already available with automated features, including cruise control that speeds and slows with traffic, lane departure alerts with steering assistance and high beams that switch on in the absence of oncoming cars.” See More . . . Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hy-iihs-nhtsa-automatic-braking-20150911-story.htmlBy: Jerry Hirsch

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Stuck in traffic: Tampa Bay sees no congestion improvement in recent years

“It could be worse. A lot worse. Commuters in the Washington, D.C. area, suffered more than those in any other metro area with more than twice the congestion costs — $1,834 — of time and money that Tampa Bay drivers endured. Within Florida, Tampa Bay’s congestions costs ranked third, less than larger Miami and tourist-choked Orlando, but more than Jacksonville.” …

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Could HART partner with Lyft, Uber?

“The transit agency is about to launch a pilot project this fall that will address the issue of connecting customers with buses, commonly called First Mile/Last Mile, which could include contracting with ride-booking companies such as Uber and Lyft. But the pilot project is only for its para transit, or severely disabled riders. The board wants the ability to eventually …

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Judge’s order lets Uber ride on in Hillsborough

“Uber began operating in Hillsborough County in April 2014 and, a year later, the PTC sued the company and 50 of its drivers, the judge’s order states. The transportation commission wanted a declaration that Uber fell under its authority, which would require its drivers to obtain certain permits and licenses.” See More . . . Source: http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/hillsborough-regional-news/judges-order-lets-uber-ride-on-in-hillsboroughBy: WFTS Webteam, Michael …

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TTV News Special Report–Highway Trust Fund Crisis: Countdown to July 31

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