Friday, October 19, 2018

Transportation

State: BRT could get its own lane on new Howard Frankland Bridge

State: BRT could get its own lane on new Howard Frankland Bridge

The Florida Department of Transportation says it has a back-up plan to create a dedicated lane for bus rapid transit on the new Howard Frankland Bridge in case the current plan for BRT doesn’t work out.A draft request for proposals to design and buil...
Updated: 2 months ago
Serious upgrade, from golf carts to Teslas, for riders of free downtown shuttle

Serious upgrade, from golf carts to Teslas, for riders of free downtown shuttle

TAMPA — Many people who ride the free, app-based shuttle known as the Downtowner are getting a shock this month when their driver pulls up.Since it launched two years ago, the service has relied on a fleet of GEM electric vehicles that look like elon...
Updated: 2 months ago
Part of Selmon Expressway shut down until Monday morning

Part of Selmon Expressway shut down until Monday morning

Due to construction activities, crews have temporarily shut down the Selmon Expressway westbound at Gandy Boulevard with the anticipation that it will reopen before Monday’s morning rush hour traffic.In the meantime, travelers can use the detour at E...
Updated: 2 months ago
Brightline’s combination of rail and development in Miami makes believers of Tampa leaders

Brightline’s combination of rail and development in Miami makes believers of Tampa leaders

MIAMI — Tampa leaders on Thursday flew to South Florida to check out Brightline’s ambitious combination of city-to-city rail service and $1.8 billion in downtown towers — both privately financed.And seeing made the most vocal among them believers."I ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Dedicated BRT lanes for new Howard Frankland Bridge in doubt

Dedicated BRT lanes for new Howard Frankland Bridge in doubt

The state is inching closer to building a new Howard Frankland Bridge — but the project seems to be moving forward without an exclusive lane for a three-county bus rapid transit system.The proposed 41-mile BRT line that would connect St. Petersburg, ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Have you made up your mind on a transportation sales tax? Many candidates haven’t

Have you made up your mind on a transportation sales tax? Many candidates haven’t

TAMPA — Some 51,000 people signed a petition to place a sales-tax hike for transportation on the Nov. 6 ballot, but many of the 17 people seeking seats on the Hillsborough County Commission say they’re still making up their minds.Some candidates aren...
Updated: 2 months ago
Florida drivers are still some of the worst in the nation

Florida drivers are still some of the worst in the nation

Florida again is one of the states with the worst drivers in nation, according to a study conducted by SmartAsset.The good news? At least we aren’t in first place anymore.RELATED: Florida is the worst state in the nation in every way, rankings sayFlo...
Updated: 2 months ago
Transportation activists hope to pave over past referendum defeats

Transportation activists hope to pave over past referendum defeats

TAMPA — The group behind a sales tax transportation initiative used hundreds of volunteers and spent at least $550,000 on a petition-gathering firm in a frantic six-week dash to qualify for the Nov. 6 General Election ballot.That may have been the ea...
Updated: 2 months ago
Troubled SunPass vendor could have to pay $1.7 million, but Florida isn’t asking for it

Troubled SunPass vendor could have to pay $1.7 million, but Florida isn’t asking for it

The vendor responsible for recent problems with the SunPass tolling system could be on the hook to pay the state at least $1.7 million based on a review of documents obtained by the Tampa Bay Times.But the Florida Department of Transportation hasn’t ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Petition succeeds, Hillsborough voters set to decide on sales tax hike for transportation

Petition succeeds, Hillsborough voters set to decide on sales tax hike for transportation

TAMPA — As if there wasn’t enough riding on the mid-term elections, a plan to raise the sales tax to pay for transportation projects is now set to go before Hillsborough voters.The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections confirmed Wednesday that ...
Updated: 2 months ago