Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Transportation

Hillsborough hates tollways. Pinellas canít wait to drive on them.

Hillsborough hates tollways. Pinellas canít wait to drive on them.

For years, anger, confusion and controversy have swirled around the stateís plan to add 90 miles of toll lanes to Tampa Bayís interstates.Many opposed the toll lanes from the start, calling the fluctuating tolls "Lexus lanes" that only serve those wh...
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Q&A: Hyperloop CEO talks technology, vibranium and Black Panther

Q&A: Hyperloop CEO talks technology, vibranium and Black Panther

TAMPA — One of the top executives in the far-off world of Hyperloop technology, Dirk Ahlborn, spoke at the Synapse Innovation Summitt last month at Amalie Arena. The CEO and co-founder of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies talked to the cro...
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Road work closes portion of S Kennedy Boulevard until Friday

TAMPA ó A portion of W Kennedy Boulevard will be closed near the University of Tampa until Friday while crews install new storm drains.Only one westbound lane will remain open on W Kennedy Boulevard to allow access onto S Hyde Park Avenue.Drivers can...
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Florida law allows driverless vehicles. Does the law go too far?

Florida law allows driverless vehicles. Does the law go too far?

To many, driverless cars still seem a far-off concept, one their grandkids might experience. But state Sen. Jeff Brandes has spent the better half of the past decade making them a reality in Florida.The St. Petersburg Republican pushed to make the st...
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Hyperloop in Florida? Look into transportation’s far-flung future

Hyperloop in Florida? Look into transportation’s far-flung future

TAMPA — Imagine being able to move at the speed of sound. This far-flung idea could be reality in as little as three years, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies co-founder and CEO Dirk Ahlborn told a crowd of entrepreneurs and business leader...
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HART considers new routes for New Tampa

HART considers new routes for New Tampa

NEW TAMPA ó A public hearing was held by the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association and the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) Wednesday night at the New Tampa Regional Library to discuss the proposed new 275LX route serving W...
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Road improvements coming but not as fast as growth in south Hillsborough

Road improvements coming but not as fast as growth in south Hillsborough

APOLLO BEACH ó The once sleepy southeastern portion of Hillsborough County is sleepy no more and Hillsborough County officials are scrambling to keep up with infrastructure needs.Meanwhile, motorists in the south county region continue to spend time ...
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Maybe Ybor or Tampa Heights, but Buckhorn quashes second attempt to close Bayshore some Sundays

Maybe Ybor or Tampa Heights, but Buckhorn quashes second attempt to close Bayshore some Sundays

TAMPA — Hours after Tampa City Council members advanced a tentative plan to close portions of Bayshore Boulevard to cars some Sundays to encourage walking and biking on South Tampa’s waterfront, Mayor Bob Buckhorn squashed the idea. "We ...
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Experts: Uber SUVís autonomous system should have seen woman

Experts: Uber SUVís autonomous system should have seen woman

TEMPE, Ariz. ó Two experts say video of a deadly crash involving a self-driving Uber vehicle shows the sport utility vehicleís laser and radar sensors should have spotted a pedestrian, and computers should have braked to avoid the crash.Authorities i...
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Lyft offering free rides in Tampa for March for Our Lives event

Lyft offering free rides in Tampa for March for Our Lives event

Lyft is offering free rides to those interested in attending Saturdayís March for Our Lives demonstration in Tampa.The marches are being led by student organizers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, site of last monthís school shooti...
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