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Green SunRunner bus in St. Petersburg, Florida.

St. Petersburg To Offer Free Bus Rides to Low-Income Residents

Eligible riders must reside within the city and lack alternate forms of transportation.

October 10, 2023 - Mass Transit

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Tampa Working to Reduce Downtown Parking

One-third of the city’s downtown is used for parking while thousands of parking spaces go unused during peak hours.

August 25, 2023 - Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

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Luxury Housing Construction and Rents on the Rise in Tampa Bay

A majority of new construction permits in the region are for high-end housing, accompanied by an increase in average rents.

May 22, 2023 - Tampa Bay Times

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St. Petersburg Could Expand Middle Density Zoning

A proposed zoning change would allow up to four units on almost 3,000 additional parcels.

March 7, 2023 - St. Pete Catalyst

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Double First: The First Station on Tampa Bay's First BRT Line Complete

The first of 15 bus rapid transit stations in St. Petersburg was unveiled last week.

December 8, 2021 - St. Pete Catalyst

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Tampa Area Spending $1 Million to Study the Hyperloop

Another regional transit authority isn't as skeptical about the Hyperloop as many critics in the transit and technology press.

September 29, 2020 - Naples Daily News

Tampa Bay Storm

Tampa Bay Isn't Prepared for the Hurricanes of the Future

The area is especially vulnerable to storm surge, and increased development means more people are at risk when major hurricanes push through.

September 26, 2019 - Vox

Florida Main Street

Complete Streets Plan Approved in St. Petersburg, Florida

The city of St. Petersburg is intended to improve safety for all users of streets—bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and drivers.

May 7, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

St. Petersburg, Florida

No Breakthroughs in the Search for a New Place to House the Tampa Bay Rays

Finding a new home for a major league baseball team isn't as easy as it used to be in Florida.

April 9, 2019 - Tampa Bay Times

Bank Owned

From Vacant Property to Affordable Housing Development

The city of St. Petersburg provides a model for transforming blight to a blessing.

January 13, 2019 - Governing

St. Petersburg

Lots of Ballpark Planning in Play as St. Petersburg Plots to Keep the Tampa Bay Rays

With no shot at a new ballpark in Tampa, and pressure mounting to relocate the team to Portland, Oregon, among other possibilities, the Tampa Bay Rays could still end up at a new location in St. Petersburg.

December 21, 2018 - Tampa Bay Times

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority

Tampa Bus Project In Jeopardy, Waiting for Funds From Trump’s Federal Transit Administration

The St. Petersburg Bus Rapid Transit is waiting for funding promised by Congress but yet to be paid out by the Federal Transit Administration.

October 2, 2018 - Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg, Florida Bus

Strange Bedfellows: Ride-Hailing Companies and Public Transit

While transit systems are losing riders to Uber and Lyft, the sometimes competitors have also found ways to cooperate.

August 19, 2018 - CityLab

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Planning for a Post-Baseball Future

The Tampa Bay Rays still play at Tropicana Field, but they won't forever. The redevelopment opportunity for the site will be a game changer for the city.

August 10, 2018 - Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Bay Storm

A Hurricane in Tampa Bay Could Surpass Katrina's Destruction

It's been a century since a hurricane larger than category three has scored a direct hit on the Tampa Bay region. If a storm arrives to change that streak of luck, it will find a region severly underprepared to deal with the effects of sea-level rise

August 13, 2017 - The Washington Post

St. Petersburg, Florida

Historic Block in Downtown St. Petersburg May Not Survive

Failing to receive protection from the St. Petersburg, Florida city council, a historic downtown block faces an uncertain future.

November 15, 2016 - Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

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St. Petersburg Struggling to Keep its Sewage out of its Bays

A writer for the Tampa Bay Times critiques the city of St. Petersburg's response to repeat storm events that have sent millions of gallons of untreated wastewater into its public waters.

July 19, 2016 - Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg's Pier

St. Petersburg's Pier Has a New Look

A $50 million project will replace the now demolished inverted pyramid pier off the coast of St. Petersburg.

April 24, 2016 - The Architect's Newspaper

25 Years of Rails-To-Trails Success on St. Petersburg's Pinellas Trail

A bike trail can be much more than a bike trail.

December 3, 2015 - Tampa Bay Times

Downtown St. Petersburg Ready for Bus System Changes

St. Petersburg will overhaul its bus system in early 2016, expecting improved efficiency from operating on the downtown city grid as well as upgrades to the area that serves as the current hub of the system.

November 24, 2015 - Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

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