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BeachTran rendering at Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater company pushes futuristic solution to local traffic congestion

Passenger pods moving along a guide rail could deliver beachgoers from downtown Clearwater to Pier 60 and back with stops in between. Learn more.

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How to attract industry, investments? Make Tampa a better place for mobility

Sam Gibbons of Tampa, a regional planner and advocate for social and environmental justice, urges a shifting of priorities when it comes to transportation.

Tampa bicycle commuters Karen Kress, Alana Brasier, and Justin Willits.

Commuter Challenge: Going carless in Tampa

Getting to work isn't easy for most of us using Tampa streets and Hillsborough County roads. So spend a week using alternative transportation and see what happens.

New apartments in downtown Tampa increase need for transportation solutions.

What's next for Florida: Sam Gibbons, Tampa

When it comes to transportation, the goal must to be find equilibrium between what is socially, economically, and environmentally just for all people.

Heavy traffic on I-275 between downtown and Westshore.

Focus is on Bus Rapid Transit as first step in Tampa Bay Area transportation solutions

BRT is seen as part of the transition that will be necessary for the Tampa Bay Area to go from a car-centered transportation culture to one that includes transit. Learn how.

Esterio Segura's artwork entitled 'Good Bye My Love Tampa, Seven Days a Week' at Tampa International Airport.

New public art arrives at Tampa International Airport as part of major expansion

Nine new artworks by big-name artists are being installed @FlyTPA to greet travelers.

Ashly Anderson, senior design manager for Downtown Tampa Partnership

Q&A: Ashly Anderson and Shaun Drinkard, Tampa Downtown Partnership

When President and CEO Christine Burdick retires from her post at the Tampa Downtown Partnership, she will leave behind a team of creative thought leaders working to enhance the city's urban scene. Meet two key team members.

VPK class at Reddick Elementary.

Opportunity knocks: Shaping the future of Wimauma

As growth expands to Hillborough County’s SouthShore, Wimauma is working to control its destiny in five key areas: transportation, public safety and security, affordable housing and healthcare, education resources for children, youth and adults; and recreational facilities for children, youth and families. Here’s a look at how they’re doing.

Michael Schwaid is an avid cyclist in the Tampa Bay region.

Vision Zero: Tampa bicyclist lives to tell his story after near-fatal crash

A stickler for visibility and safety, Michael Schwaid biked the same route to and from work at the Clearwater Courthouse from his home in Odessa in central Hillsborough County -- for years. But his life changed forever when a car hit him one day in 2016.

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Best way to get to Clearwater Beach? Ferry alleviates traffic, parking woes

Clearwater Ferry to expand services to Dunedin this fall as ridership between downtown and Clearwater Beach continues to grow.

Leo Rodgers and former Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor.

Vision Zero: Bicycling with paralympic cyclist hopeful Leo Rodgers

Tokyo 2020? "I want the jersey, I want the medals, and I want to do this for my city. I want to put the whole Tampa Bay Area on my back and represent us, so I've been pushing hard,'' says Leo Rodgers.

Bike Walk Tampa Bay

People, places, perspectives: Sharing experiences at Bike/Walk Tampa Bay

Savvy citizen cyclists, bicycle and pedestrian safety advocates, and transportation planners from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties convene for a pedal-powered meeting of the minds at Bike/Walk Tampa Bay's "People, Places and Perspective'' discussion panel and annual awards ceremony.

 Richard Retting, a consultant with Sam Schwartz Engineering, takes part in Paint Saves Lives.

Hillsborough Vision Zero explores pop-up solutions to protect local pedestrians, cyclists

What's next in the Hillsborough County Vision Zero campaign to reduce local pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and injuries? Painted intersections, street murals, temporary bike lanes and parklets in a neighborhood near you. 

Rotunda Wilcox

Q&A: Rotunda Wilcox, Wimauma CDC President

Wimauma community leaders are seeking more and better economic and education opportunities as well as affordable housing  -- with hopes of yielding greater success in the lives of its residents.

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Are red light cameras working? Florida lawmakers, Vision Zero consider best practices for future

The value of red light cameras is front and center as the Florida Legislature and pedestrian advocacy groups like Vision Zero consider changes that work for everyone.
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