Friday, December 08, 2017

Transportation

New ballpark in Tampa faces old issues: transportation, parking

New ballpark in Tampa faces old issues: transportation, parking

TAMPA — For decades, Tampa Bay football, baseball and hockey fans have become accustomed to driving to games and parking a few hundred feet away from the venue. Those days would come to an end if Hillsborough County builds a new baseball stadi...
Updated one month ago
Bald eagle with broken wing rescued after causing Veterans Expressway traffic jam

Bald eagle with broken wing rescued after causing Veterans Expressway traffic jam

TAMPA ó The traffic snarl that backed up Veterans Expressway at Hillsborough Avenue early Friday wasnít because of a fender bender but a vehicle-on-bald-eagle collision.The eagle was trying to snack on a roadside raccoon when it was hit by a car, acc...
Updated one month ago
Expanded Tampa streetcar system gets first public approval

Expanded Tampa streetcar system gets first public approval

TAMPA ó The plan to extend the TECO Line Streetcar system north through downtown got its first positive reviews from the public on Tuesday night.The streetcar system already runs from Ybor City to the Channel District. The aim of a $1.7 million study...
Updated one month ago
As the curtain rises on the Straz Centerís biggest shows, the spotlight is on parking

As the curtain rises on the Straz Centerís biggest shows, the spotlight is on parking

TAMPA ó The Broadway Series, the most lucrative shows of the year for the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, start this week, and this year the center wants all the drama to take place on stage, not during the drive to the theater.So ...
Updated: 2 months ago
St. Petersburg business owners weigh impacts of city's Complete Streets plan

St. Petersburg business owners weigh impacts of city's Complete Streets plan

St. Petersburg's plan to redesign streets with pedestrians and cyclists in mind is moving along.
Updated: 2 months ago
Meeting lets public weigh in on Tampa Bay Next

Meeting lets public weigh in on Tampa Bay Next

TAMPA — The state's revamped proposal to expand interstates in Hillsborough County got one of its first public vettings on Monday.Earlier this year, the Florida Department of Transportation reopened a federal study looking at the state's vision...
Updated: 2 months ago
Hillsborough bus riders adjust to new realities, good and bad

Hillsborough bus riders adjust to new realities, good and bad

TAMPA — Bus riders in Hillsborough County are trying to figure out the new bus system that launched this weekend. Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority flipped to an entirely new network at 4 a.m. Sunday, as part of "MissionMax," —...
Updated: 2 months ago
New HART bus routes bring questions, headaches to riders

New HART bus routes bring questions, headaches to riders

TAMPA — Sunday was a day of questions and long waits as riders tried to figure out the new bus system that launched this weekend in Hillsborough County.Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority flipped to an entirely new network at 4 a.m. Su...
Updated: 2 months ago
Depend on a HART bus to get around? Life could get harder.

Depend on a HART bus to get around? Life could get harder.

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority is overhauling its entire network. Stops will move. Times will change. Some routes will disappear altogether as Hillsborough's bus agency streamlines its sprawling bus system to adjust to hard financial realities.
Updated: 2 months ago
New era of transportation noted among local transportation agencies

New era of transportation noted among local transportation agencies

TAMPA — Something feels different about transportation discussions lately, local leaders say.It was highlighted at a Cafe Con Tampa event Friday morning where representatives from the Florida Department of Transportation's local office and Hill...
Updated: 2 months ago