Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Transportation

Love that new car smell? Ford just figured out how to get rid of it

Love that new car smell? Ford just figured out how to get rid of it

The company recently filed a patent for technology that would allow autonomous vehicles to bake the smell out of themselves.
Published: 11/20/18
Can Hillsborough’s transit success translate to Pinellas?

Can Hillsborough’s transit success translate to Pinellas?

Hillsborough County voters have done what was once unthinkable in the Tampa Bay area: voted to raise their taxes to pay for transportation improvements.In 2010, Hillsborough voters rejected a similar referendum. Pinellas voters did the same in 2014. ...
Published: 11/10/18
What the Florida midterms tell us about paying for our economic priorities

What the Florida midterms tell us about paying for our economic priorities

There’s a lot to unpack from the midterms.Will the recounts change the outcome of any of the statewide races?Can polling find a better model, one that predicts the actual winners?Will felons who have served their sentences really get their voting rig...
Published: 11/09/18
Brightline submits sole proposal to launch Tampa to Orlando passenger rail service

Brightline submits sole proposal to launch Tampa to Orlando passenger rail service

TAMPA — State transportation officials on Wednesday received one proposal to run an intercity passenger train from Orlando to Tampa, and it came from Brightline, the company that proposed creating the route in the first place.Brightline already runs ...
Published: 11/08/18
Carlton: Finally, a ferry between Tampa and St. Pete that makes sense

Carlton: Finally, a ferry between Tampa and St. Pete that makes sense

Two years ago, a sleek ferry big enough to carry 149 passengers set sail between the downtowns of St. Petersburg and Tampa to test the waters. If we float it, will they come? Yes, came the verdict for that six-month maiden run of the Cross-Bay Ferr...
Updated one month ago
Carlton: Ask questions, get facts, vote yes on the transportation tax that would help neighborhoods that need it most.

Carlton: Ask questions, get facts, vote yes on the transportation tax that would help neighborhoods that need it most.

It’s a fact: Tampa is a city standing still when it comes to improving transportation. And it’s a no-brainer this hits poorer neighborhoods the hardest.Those communities suffer most when bus routes get cut like they were last year, when streets lack ...
Updated one month ago
Tampa jumps on the hot new craze: electric scooters

Tampa jumps on the hot new craze: electric scooters

TAMPA — Electric scooter rentals are the latest fad for moving around downtowns, and they could be coming to town as soon as February.The city has issued a request for applications for up to three electric scooter rental companies to bring that techn...
Updated one month ago
As ballots start coming in, All for Transportation makes its case for sales tax hike

As ballots start coming in, All for Transportation makes its case for sales tax hike

TAMPA — There is little disagreement that Hillsborough County’s roads and bus network are not meeting the needs of the fast-growing county.But how to fix congestion and pay for better transit remains a thorny issue even as voting by mail already is u...
Updated one month ago
Here’s how money from a sales tax hike would improve transportation in Hillsborough

Here’s how money from a sales tax hike would improve transportation in Hillsborough

BRANDON — The snarl of traffic starts early on Bloomingdale Avenue, brake lights inching west in a blur toward Interstate 75.Almost 50,000 vehicles travel the four-lane road every day. Congestion is so bad that traffic engineers give it an F, the low...
Updated one month ago
Bucs, Rays, Lightning back sales tax hike for transportation; each donate $100,000

Bucs, Rays, Lightning back sales tax hike for transportation; each donate $100,000

TAMPA — Tampa Bay’s three major professional sports franchises have each donated $100,000 to the citizen’s group pushing a sales tax for transportation improvements, helping push the group’s total political donations over the $2 million mark.Boosted ...
Updated: 2 months ago