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Vinik shows support of light rail during ‘State of Transit’ event, while others deflect issue

Vinik shows support of light rail during ‘State of Transit’ event, while others deflect issue

TAMPA — “Beyond the bus” was the theme of Tuesday’s transit presentation — but it didn’t go as far as trains.
Published: 08/17/16
Your Uber bill and wait time could go up under new PTC rules

Your Uber bill and wait time could go up under new PTC rules

TAMPA — A seven-minute wait and a $7 minimum fare could soon be the norm for rideshare services in Hillsborough County.
Published: 08/16/16
Updated: 08/17/16
Road work heralds start of remake for part of downtown Tampa by Vinik, Cascade

Road work heralds start of remake for part of downtown Tampa by Vinik, Cascade

Getting to Amalie Arena for a Tampa Bay Lightning game this season is about to get a little hairy.
Published: 08/16/16

Ruth: Tampa Bay ferry a worthy experiment

In another life, some snarky newspaper columnist once referred to then-Hillsborough County Commissioner Ed Turanchik as Commissioner Choo-Choo for his forceful — albeit ill-fated — advocacy for the development of a light rail system for...
Published: 08/15/16
Development is making Tampa and St. Pete downtowns more pedestrian friendly, report says

Development is making Tampa and St. Pete downtowns more pedestrian friendly, report says

ST. PETERSBURG — All those apartments, condos and houses going up in and around downtown St. Petersburg are giving the city a boast-worthy distinction — it’s among the nation’s top 10 urban areas for “walkable new c...
Published: 08/15/16
A victim of its own success, Tampa looking at free downtown shuttle on busiest weekends

A victim of its own success, Tampa looking at free downtown shuttle on busiest weekends

With downtown parking getting tighter — especially on weekends with big events — Tampa officials are moving ahead with plans to launch a free shuttle to less-used lots on busy weekends.
Published: 08/13/16
Tampa International Airport rolls out app to speed up customs check

Tampa International Airport rolls out app to speed up customs check

TAMPA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that its new Mobile Passport Control app can now be used at Tampa International Airport.
Published: 08/12/16
A victim of its own success, Tampa looking at free downtown shuttle on busiest weekends

A victim of its own success, Tampa looking at free downtown shuttle on busiest weekends

TAMPA — With downtown parking getting tighter — especially on weekends with big events — Tampa officials are moving ahead with plans to launch a free shuttle to less-used lots on the busiest weekends.
Published: 08/12/16
Hillsborough commissioners stop squabbling and advance plan to set aside money for roadwork

Hillsborough commissioners stop squabbling and advance plan to set aside money for roadwork

TAMPA — The long, protracted fight over how to pay for much-needed road work in Hillsborough County appears close to resolution.
Published: 08/11/16
Tampa Bay ferry project is a go — but for how long?

Tampa Bay ferry project is a go — but for how long?

CLEARWATER — The Pinellas County Commission on Tuesday was the last local government to approve the proposed ferry that will connect downtown St. Petersburg to downtown Tampa.
Published: 08/09/16
Updated: 08/10/16