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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, May 12, 2017 By tampachamber

Florida Legislature passes budget now up to Governor ScottAs you probably have already heard, the Florida Legislature passed their $83 billion dollar budget on Monday night. The next step is the governor’s desk.This week in Tallahassee:In ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, February 24, 2017 By tampachamber

City to host Street Car Expansion meetingAs part of the current Premium Transit Study, the City of Tampa will hold three public meetings on the possibility of expanding the Street Car. The first meeting will be held on March 7 at the Tampa Bay ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, February 10, 2017 By tampachamber

President Trump and Governor Scott talk Health Care and CubaDuring the President’s visit this week, he and the Governor had a private meeting to discuss issues important to Florida including affordable health care and Cuba.Uber Hires Engineer ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, February 3, 2017 By tampachamber

Governor Scott Releases Budget ProposalGovernor Rick Scott released his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” budget this week. Highlights include a $618 million in tax cuts and $85 million dollars for economic incentives. Also noted ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, January 27, 2017 By tampachamber

Uber Self Driving Cars in CaliforniaAfter confusion regarding the legality of operating in California, Uber is now operating, for mapping purposes only, in San Francisco.Governor Scott Unveils Business Rent Tax planThe Governor will again support ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, January 20, 2017 By tampachamber

Florida House on You TubeThis week Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran released a video of members discussing their representation of Florida. A couple new Tampa lawmakers are featured in the video.Lyft Proposes New Incentives for CarpoolingThe ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, January 13, 2017 By tampachamber

US Department of Transportation releases final report on Future of TrafficBeyond Traffic 2045 looks at the transportation challenges that face the nation over the next 30 years. The report predicts that the current system of transportation will not ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, December 9, 2016 By tampachamber

Here are some of the things happening this week:Tampa International Continues to GrowLast week the Chamber’s Transportation Advisory Committee had a behind the scenes tour of Tampa International Airport. Here is a video that highlights some ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Thursday, December 1, 2016 By tampachamber

Uber Regulations in EuropeLike the US, Europe is facing question of how to regulate Transportation Networking Companies throughout the region.Florida House Speaker warns of Budget DeficitSpeaker Corcoran talked this week about the possibility that ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, November 11, 2016 By tampachamber

Are Driverless Buses the Next Phase of Autonomous Vehicles? A pilot project in Finland is testing the technology for small buses to move through the streets without a driver, steering wheel, or even brakes by using sensors.How well did ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, October 28, 2016 By tampachamber

The discussion of automated cars continues The advancement of driverless cars could alter the rideshare industry as we know it today. With many companies working on their own version of what the next generation of transportation may look like, ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, October 21, 2016 By tampachamber

Hillsborough County Commissioners vote on 2017 Transportation Project ListMany came out to voice their opinion at the County Commission meeting on Wednesday. While some felt the plan did not offer enough, including transit options, the County ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, October 7, 2016 By tampachamber

Florida Department of Transportation changes course on Howard Franklin toll laneFDOT Secretary sent a letter to State Senator Jack Latvala this week saying that the state will keep four "general use" lanes on the northbound bridge. An earlier plan ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, September 30, 2016 By tampachamber

Senator Latvala urges FDOT not to put toll lanes on Howard Frankland BridgeSenator Jack Latvala is the latest elected official to ask the Florida Department of Transportation not to include planned toll lanes on the Howard Frankland Bridge. He ...

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Policy and Transportation Digest

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2016 By tampachamber

Port Tampa Bay may be the ideal port for trade with CubaBecause of the regions rich history with Cuba and the easy access to central Florida, Port Tampa Bay may be the perfect port to engage in business with Cuba. Currently ships traveling between ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, September 16, 2016 By tampachamber

FDOT considering taking parking off Jackson StreetWith an upcoming resurfacing project scheduled, the Florida Department of Transportation is considering adding bike lanes to Jackson Street in downtown Tampa. The problem with this is that it will ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, September 9, 2016 By tampachamber

HART and PSTA join forces on a mobile payment App. On September 5, HART and PSTA began a regional fare collection system that will test a mobile payment App that can be used in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Flamingo Fares Tampa Bay will allow ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Monday, August 22, 2016 By tampachamber

Not everyone likes the County Commission’s transportation funding option: In an editorial this week, the Tampa Bay Times wrote that the proposed plan offered by Commissioner Sandy Murman was not the best option for funding the transportation ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Monday, April 18, 2016 By tampachamber

By Michael Maurino, Director of Government Relations, Greater Tampa Chamber of CommerceTransportation plan will get public hearing: The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners voted Wednesday to set public hearings in order to adopt mobility fees ...

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