A transit purposal for Hillsborough County wants to impose a one cent tax for funding.
HART’s plans for Downtown Tampa light rail still undecided
Mayor Bob Buckhorn and director of Coast Bike Share announce that Founding memberships are now available for purchase.
Tampa Bay’s Traffic Nightmare Under Construction
Transportation talks in Hillsborough not appeasing pro-transit activists
Pedestrian crossing signal could save lives on deadly Tampa Bay roads
Brian Willis of Connect Tampa Bay on Hillsborough County’s Transit needs
Greenlight Pinellas electoral chances with blogger Peter Schorsch
Pedestrian accident in Tampa revives safety debate
Tampa City Council votes against renewing red light camera contract
Traffic congestion may never fully ease in the Tampa Bay area, but regional transit officials want to do something about the clogged highway system, by providing some alternatives to cars. Today in Tampa, the Board of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority presented its transportation plan for the next 50 years. If you don’t… Read more »
President Barack Obama announced that thirteen major corridors will receive awards today to help develop new high-speed rail infrastructure or begin the transition to high-speed rail. Obama visited Tampa today with Vice President Joe Biden to announce his plans for rail, economic recovery and jobs following last night’s State of the Union address. Obama plans… Read more »
Florida’s economy is known for its housing market, which takes tons of concrete to maintain. Roads that span the state also require limestone for construction, but environmentalists say there’s a high cost of mining the rocks for housing and highway projects. Swamp lands in South Florida are cheap. They aren’t ideal for commercial development, and… Read more »
Today Governor Charlie Crist signed historic legislation for state and local rail systems. The bill passed in a Special Session of the Florida Legislature last week, which many say is the first step in also bringing high speed rail to Florida. Protesters, politicians, and proponents of local rail systems gathered at the HART bus station… Read more »
Yesterday afternoon, South West Florida Bicycle United Dealers (SWFBUD), held their 4th annual Bike Bash at Straub Park in St. Petersburg. The event was intended to encourage an expansion of bicycling in the region, while raising awareness about safety and the benefits of cycling. Rachel Van Slyke rode her bicycle to Tampa from Gainesville to… Read more »
Today the Teco Line Street Car System’s Whiting Street Extension had it’s groundbreaking ceremony at the downtown YMCA. The extension will use federal stimulus money and is one measure to bring more public transportation to the Tampa Bay Area. The 4th grade class from the Rampello Downtown Partnership School Band played at the ceremony. City… Read more »