Saturday, April 21, 2018

Transportation

Sunshine Skyway bridge reopened to traffic

Sunshine Skyway bridge reopened to traffic

The Sunshine Skyway bridge has been reopened, the Florida Highway Patrol said.It was closed about 4 p.m. because of high winds. The FHP announced at 4:49 p.m. that it was once again open.
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Dr. Delay: Bridge replacement projects could take time

Dr. Delay: Bridge replacement projects could take time

Around mid August, the 40th Avenue bridge connecting Shore Acres to the mainland in St. Petersburg was closed for repair. Several weeks later it was partially opened, but has remained restricted to one lane since then. I never see anyone working on i...
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Uber halts testing of autonomous vehicles after pedestrian killed in Arizona

Uber halts testing of autonomous vehicles after pedestrian killed in Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. — Uber has halted testing of its autonomous vehicles across North America, the company announced, after a woman was struck and killed by one of its self-driving cars in Tempe, Ariz. early Monday.The moratorium on testing includes San Fra...
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Your Tampa Bay Uber will cost more St. Patrick’s Day... and beyond

Your Tampa Bay Uber will cost more St. Patrick’s Day... and beyond

You might notice your Uber ride this St. Patrick’s Day costs a wee bit more than you’re used to — the popular ride-sharing app upped its prices last week in Tampa Bay.But the price hike (about 12 percent more per mile) doesn’t just have some riders g...
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Surveillance video shows moment FIU pedestrian bridge collapsed

Surveillance video shows moment FIU pedestrian bridge collapsed

A video, posted on Twitter late Thursday night, shows the moment a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University.The video, posted by @OfficialJoelF, appears to be taken from a screen that was showing surveillance video shot at the ...
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Company that designed the failed FIU bridge also designed Skyway, part of Selmon

Company that designed the failed FIU bridge also designed Skyway, part of Selmon

TAMPA — The company that designed the pedestrian bridge that collapsed Thursday at Florida International University near Miami also created Tampa Bay’s iconic Sunshine Skyway Bridge and the elevated express lanes of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway.FIGG...
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United Airlines might have mistakenly sent a Kansas-bound German shepherd to Japan

United Airlines might have mistakenly sent a Kansas-bound German shepherd to Japan

It’s been a frightening week for dog owners considering putting their pet on plane.First, there was a report Tuesday that a puppy died on a United Airlines flight after a flight attendant demanded that the dog’s owner stow him inside the overhead com...
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Pasco seeks to make rural roads safer for bicyclists

Pasco seeks to make rural roads safer for bicyclists

DADE CITY — Upgrading the narrow roads around San Antonio that attract scores of weekend bicyclists could cost as much as $37 million.Or adding warning signs and flashers and whacking road-side vegetation to improve sight lines could total less than ...
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County plans traffic technology on Pinellas beaches

Beginning late this summer, residents and visitors along Pinellas County’s beaches can expect to encounter construction at various points between Sand Key and St. Pete Beach. It’s all part of a plan by the county to improve the flow of traffic and ma...
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Man waited on railroad tracks in West Palm Beach before a Brightline train killed him, police say

Man waited on railroad tracks in West Palm Beach before a Brightline train killed him, police say

A man stood in front of a Brightline train Sunday night in West Palm Beach and waited until it fatally struck him, according to the West Palm Beach police department.The train was travelling southbound toward Fort Lauderdale around 8:20 p.m. when it ...
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