Sunday, September 23, 2018

Transportation

Uber says ride app funnels $1.1 billion a year into Florida’s economy

Uber says ride app funnels $1.1 billion a year into Florida’s economy

There’s no question that Uber has changed the way Floridians travel and spend money, but until now it’s been hard to quantify just how much. A new study paid for by the popular ride share app says it has contributed about $1.1 billion an...
Updated: 2 months ago
Hillsborough OKs $2.1 million for bus system, with a condition: Look for a new CEO

Hillsborough OKs $2.1 million for bus system, with a condition: Look for a new CEO

TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners plan to give an extra $2.1 million to the county’s cash-strapped bus agency to increase the frequency of buses on some of its most popular routes.But the money comes with conditions that could mean replacemen...
Updated: 2 months ago
Carlton: A mad dash to improve transportation instead of staying stuck

Carlton: A mad dash to improve transportation instead of staying stuck

Trying to fix transportation around here is like a recurring bad dream. You keep running, but you never catch up. Referendums fail. Politicians, terrified of the anti-tax crowd that keeps shouting boondoggle at them, won’t do what needs to be ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Fix in the works for Tampa tower tenants who are stuck in their garage at rush hour

Fix in the works for Tampa tower tenants who are stuck in their garage at rush hour

TAMPA — It was a problem that seemed to defy a workable solution even as frustrated tenants in the Bank of America building complained of hour-long rush-hour idles in the building’s garage before they could exit onto downtown streets.A month later, a...
Updated: 2 months ago

Update: Duke Energy restores power to St. Pete traffic lights

ST. PETERSBURG — Power was restored to the traffic signals at six intersections that were knocked out Tuesday afternoon by a Duke Energy power outrage, according to St. Petersburg police.Police remind motorists that when they encounter an intersectio...
Updated: 2 months ago
All aboard! Bob Buckhorn will back the CrossBay Ferry

All aboard! Bob Buckhorn will back the CrossBay Ferry

TAMPA — Bob Buckhorn has hopped on board the political effort to bring back the CrossBay Ferry.Tampa’s mayor will recommend to the City Council at its July 26 meeting that it kick in the city’s $150,000 share to fund the ferry’s return in November.Th...
Updated: 2 months ago
SunPass resumes posting charges after month of issues

SunPass resumes posting charges after month of issues

SunPass is back — at least in part.The Florida Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the beleaguered tolling system had resumed posting transactions, more than four million so far.Individual charges will be posted gradually, FDOT said i...
Updated: 3 months ago
Carlton: Suddenly the governor’s riding the rails? Okay, we’ll take it

Carlton: Suddenly the governor’s riding the rails? Okay, we’ll take it

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who wants voters to send him to the U.S. Senate in November, just announced that our state will start taking private bids to build a badly needed high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando.Rail?Really?When certain politic...
Updated: 3 months ago
You can catch the bus from Wiregrass to TIA beginning July 1

You can catch the bus from Wiregrass to TIA beginning July 1

WESLEY CHAPEL – Steven Feigenbaum doesn’t mince words in describing a mass transit route from Wesley Chapel to downtown Tampa."A failed route,’’ he said.Ridership is "practically nothing,’’ he said, on the route known as 51 LX providing early-morning...
Updated: 3 months ago
Delta is banning pit bull service dogs, which might not be legal

Delta is banning pit bull service dogs, which might not be legal

Amid growing scrutiny of animals in airplane cabins, several airlines have unveiled tightened policies aimed at limiting the number of untrained pets or unusual species on flights. The changes, they have said, are driven by safety considerations and ...
Updated: 3 months ago