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Tampa Innovation Alliance Innovation Gathering at MOSI.

Tampa Innovation Alliance: Creating synergy through actions, connections, collaborations

Through a focus on transit and technology, the Tampa Innovation Alliance aims to help change the narrative about the entire Tampa Bay region. The idea is to engage students, startup businesses and community connections and collaborations in a combined effort.

Charley's Steak House on Cypress near I-275.

Visionaries see Westshore transit hub as connector to city's future

FDOT's purchase of property to build a multimodal transportation hub in the Westshore area of Tampa could help transform travel options for local commuters and Florida visitors looking for alternative means for getting around the Bay area.

Downtown Tampa bike lane.

Vision Zero: Sharing the road safely for everyone in Tampa Bay

No more deaths of bicyclists trying to share busy local roads with trucks and cars. That's the goal for Vision Zero, a national initiative being adopted in Tampa and Hillsborough County.  

Darlene has been an Uber driver for 16 months.

Tired of driving? Ride-hailing services ready to help transform Tampa Bay transportation scene

Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft increasingly offer alternatives for getting around town to Tampa Bay area residents tired of driving themselves or depending on traditional cab companies.

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Tech-driven vehicles emerge on Tampa roads

Imagine commuting to work in your car without ever having to turn your steering wheel, rev your engine or maneuver into a parking space. That dream is closer to reality than you may think.

Roundabout at Orange and Main in Sarasota.

Sarasota creates roundabouts to improve safety, enhance traffic flow in urban neighborhoods

The city of Sarasota plans to add 16 more roundabouts on urban streets, including nine in the downtown core by 2023. Why? The simple answer is greater safety and efficiency of movement.

Tampa Heights near the I-4 on-ramp.

Are express lanes in Tampa Bay's future despite neighborhood concerns?

Spanning some of the busiest, most congested highways in west central Florida, new express lanes would be constructed in the outer lane of the current interstate corridors and operate as separate toll roads in addition to the existing general-use, un-tolled interstate lanes. The objective is to provide motorists with a speedier route -- the average speed would remain about 45 miles per hour.

Platt Street bike lane.

Pay now or pay later for Hillsborough County transportation solutions

No one who drives a motorized vehicle can seriously dispute the Tampa Bay area's growing traffic congestion. The question for Hillsborough County taxpayers is whether to pay their fair share for solutions or roll the costs over to their children and grandchildren. 

Flying into Tampa International Airport.

Want to visit Europe? Lufthansa makes it easy from Tampa

For travelers visiting many European destinations, new non-stop Lufthansa flights to Frankfurt, Germany from Tampa will eliminate the need to make a connection in another city before or after crossing the Atlantic. 

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Tampa neighborhoods surrounding downtown prepare for rebirth

Not everyone can afford to live in the new upscale residential towers going up in downtown Tampa, the Channel District and Port Tampa Bay. Enter Scott and Heidi Shimberg -- owners of Hyde Park Builders -- who plan a building spree of new housing construction in east Tampa neighborhoods that put affordability and urban living together in one package.

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Helicopter design challenge fuels STEAM learning for middle, high school students

A $1,000 scholarship contest challenges Tampa Bay area students to invent and design an eco-friendly helicopter.

Eric Davis of Eli's BBQ; Dolphin in St. Joseph Sound; Karaoke at Blur; ParrotDise Express Photos by Julie Branaman

Experience 24 Hours on the streets of downtown Dunedin

Dunedin, Florida is no secret. Most travelers have heard of it and locals sometimes pronounce it “done eatin’,’’ yet it’s not a spring-break hot spot or at the top of most must-see destination lists. And that’s exactly what makes it great. 

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Popular Tampa airport busier than ever while construction moves forward

Pardon our dust when arriving or leaving the Tampa Bay region via TIA as construction continues on expanding terminal restaurants and shops, car rental spaces, parking and new airsides to accommodate the area's growing tourism and business opportunities. 

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Going carless in Tampa: HCC professor finds commuting by bus works for him

Dustin Lemke of Tampa likes to challenge himself. These challenges range from adventures like skydiving to personal tests like not purchasing any clothes for a year. A favorite challenge? Ditch the personal car. See how well he does.

Bike rental available at Grand Hyatt.

Westshore sees more pedestrians, bicyclists in its future

Long known as a major office hub, the Westshore area of Tampa increasingly attracts people who want to live close to where they work.
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