Tag Archives: Transportation Innovations

Some of the biggest automakers are taking hydrogen seriously. What now?

“To speed adoption, Toyota has opened its hydrogen patents to competitors, with the logic that the only way infrastructure will get built is if a variety of major automakers are in the mix. But as long as fossil fuels are around and reasonably priced, it’s possible that none of this will matter: evidence suggests that a majority of car buyers …

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This startup is gearing up to be the Tesla of electric buses

“Proterra has 110 orders for its buses, which can cost up to $800,000 for customers that buy the battery packs and have the maximum battery configuration. Customers can buy a bus and lease the batteries for about $550,000. The 60 first generation buses have already been delivered and are on the road in Los Angeles and San Joaquin counties in …

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Meet the Man Building Elon Musk’s 760MPH Hyperloop: Interview with Dirk Ahlborn

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USF may test Tampa’s highway of the future

“In order to develop and test a highway of the future in Tampa, the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has applied for a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant that would allow the expressway authority to transform about a mile of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway into a connected highway system. ” See More . . . Source: http://www.usforacle.com/news/view.php/863796/USF-may-test-Tampas-highway-of-the-futurBy: The Oracle (USF) …

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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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Hyperloop Is Coming

“Born out of frustration with California’s plan for a bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco (the slowest and most expensive per mile bullet train around, with an estimated cost of $70 billion), the Hyperloop was to be a high-speed transportation system that could take travelers from San Francisco to LA in 35 minutes for a fraction of the …

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Symposium theme: Tampa Bay businesses must work together to boost exports

“Showing a map with a mass of distribution centers painted across Central Florida, Anderson noted that 60 percent of the merchandise going to those centers is entering the country through Long Beach, California, Savannah and Charleston. That cargo needs to be coming in through Florida, instead, he said.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/news/business/symposium-theme-tampa-bay-businesses-must-work-together-to-boost-exports-20141030/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tbo%2Fmoney+(TBO+%3E+Money) By: Yvette C. Hammett

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First look at blue bikes set to transform Tampa

“Tampa Downtown Partnership says a bike share on Tampa’s streets is a key to attracting young urban professionals who want to be able to get by without a car and live, work, and play in downtown areas.” See More . . . Source: http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2014/09/11/blue-bikes-set-to-transform-tampa/15453419/ By: Grayson Kamm

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How True Innovations Really Take Off

“You know that driverless car Google has been working on? That curious diversion of money and time that at least got some press attention for the search giant? It’s just become a real business. Mobile transportation company Uber, which has $307 million in funding, will buy 2,500 of those driverless cars. This is a reported $375 million purchase–even more than …

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