The proposed 84-mile high-speed rail line connecting Lakewood, Orlando and Tamps would be the first of its kind in the country. But is it smart planning? Edward Russell reports.
Dec 9, 2010 Next American City
Awards for high speed rail projects will be announced Oct. 26. CA will receive $902 million for 18 projects from SF to San Diego, the largest in the Central Valley. Florida will get $800 million for the Orlando to Tampa line
Oct 26, 2010 Los Angeles Times - L.A. NOW
Tampa's light rail line to the airport could be completed three years early, if an upcoming ballot measure passes that would create a tax increase to pay for the rush job.
Sep 16, 2010 Tampa Bay Online
The NYT examines problems with Florida's high speed rail line that received $1.25 billion in HSR stimulus funds. In addition to weak transit connections at both ends, the 84-mile route has five stops, increasing the total trip time.
Mar 25, 2010 The New York Times - U.S.
Allison Arieff takes a look at some of the ways GIS and other data-visualization technologies can help to address urban problems.
Feb 4, 2010 NYTimes: Opinionator Blog
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are in Florida today to announce a funding package for a variety of high speed rail projects. In total, $7.9 billion in funding is being announced.
Jan 28, 2010 The New York Times
A new 8-acre park has opened on the waterfront of downtown Tampa, Florida, the first of three downtown projects opening downtown this year.
Jan 27, 2010 St. Petersburg Times
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority has released its Draft Regional Transportation Master Plan. The plan calls for hundreds of miles of new LRT and commuter rail lines and a massive increase in local bus networks.
Apr 28, 2009 www.TBARTA.com
In a certain part of downtown Tampa, Florida, people have been complaining for years about car alarms randomly going off, or not working at all. It turns out that a local radio station's signal interference is the cause.
Sep 7, 2008 The St. Petersburg Times