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Prepare To Stop: Southbound I-275 Under Construction

The Florida Department of Transporation will be widening and redoing the southbound lanes of I-275 through Tampa for the next two years.

Commuters now enjoy the wider roads made possible by a similar long-term slowdown while FDOT fixed the northbound lanes from 2007 till 2010.

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Shaping What's Next For Cruise Biz In Tampa Bay

The future of the cruiseship industry in Florida is at stake as officials in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties look for solutions to where to dock megaships that are too big to pass under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge into Tampa Bay and the Tampa Port.

The alternative: Compete only for smaller ships that hold fewer passengers.

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Next Gen FAA System Eyes TIA Flights

A new high-tech system could make flights into and out of Tampa International Aiport more efficient and thus reducing time spent in the air for passengers and crews.

The NextGen system called "Metroplex Initiative'' is part of the FAA's efforts to improve safety and efficiency in multiairport markets.

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Kayak Sharing? Why Not For Tampa Commuters?

Ken Cowart, best known for championing the reopening of the old Gandy Bridge and the winner of Awesome Tampa Bay's grant for "Bomb the Medians,'' a flower seeding project, has another creative idea for making the Tampa Bay region more attractive.

How about sharing kayaks? Just as many cities, including St. Petersburg and Tampa, are considering bicycling sharing programs to provide free or reduced price transportation for the fit and fun, Cowart suggests leaving a few kayaks along Tampa Bay waters for commuters to use as needed.

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Big Options Await New Port Of Tampa Director

A search for a new director at the Port of Tampa offers a special opportunity to choose an innovative leader who can build the import-export business through Tampa and the rest of the Central Florida region.

The Port of Tampa represents key water access and connections for goods shipped to and from Florida and the rest of the U.S. via rail, truck and even air.

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Tampa Readies For Republican Invasion

Tampa's downtown workers will scatter to neighborhoods near and far as thousands of visitors arrive for the Republican National Convention before, during and after the last week of August.

Charlotte N.C. is preparing for a similar switcheroo as the Democrats arrive the first week in September.

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Construction Boom May Follow Bust, Florida Jobs

The construction industry in Florida is showing signs of revival following a long dry spell through the recession.

Jobs building houses, retail and office spaces, industrial warehouses, roads and bridges are looking more and more likely going into 2013.

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Getting Around Downtown Tampa: Pedal Buses, Anyone?

Humana plans to provide mini buses pedaled by the passengers as part of the ambiance surrounding the RNC when Republicans and their families arrive in Tampa in August.

The pedal-powered vehicles can be a great way to get a little exercise while chatting with friends and pedaling around downtown.

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CNBC: Challenges In Florida's Business Climate

Florida's ranking in an annual CNBC survey dropped primarily based on difficulties for businesses to obtain capital, fluctuating education standards and increasing transportation needs.

The survey follows changes implemented by unpopular Gov. Rick Scott, including the Florida governor's rejection of federal money for high-speed rail.

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I-4, Crosstown Connector Rises East Of Tampa

Construction on the I-4 Crosstown connector, which is designed to alleviate truck traffic from downtown and Ybor City while making it easier for the big rigs to get into and out of town, is progressing despite some weather-related delays.

The $400 million, 12-lane elevated highway project should be complete in fall 2013.

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More Flights, More International At Tampa Airport

Edelweiss Air's new nonstop flights from Tampa to Zurich mark the beginning of Tampa International's growing efforts to add international and nonstop flights to the rest of the globe.

Far behind Miami and Orlando for years in offering such flights, airport executive director Joe Lopano is largely credited with changing the emphasis and outlook for what's to come.

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Urban Charrette Helps Design Tampa's Future

The urban design project Urban Charrette in Tampa is helping shape what's next for Tampa by engaging community members in conversation and actions, including the city's InVision Tampa process.

The group aims to create strategic partnerships among design specialists -- architects, urban planners, builders, etc. -- to create a more sustainable community that nurtures more livable spaces.

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Bike Sharing Slowly Re-Emerges In St. Pete, Tampa

Bike sharing programs are sweeping the nation's cities as commuters and downtown dwellers look for alternative transportation.

The Tampa Bay region is no different as two young men try to convince public office holders and private investors that bicycles are worth the investment.

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Compelling Reasons To Save The Gandy Bridge, Tampa-St. Pete

Alan Snel, director of Southwest Florida Bicyle United Dealers, makes the case for saving the old span of the Gandy Bridge for pedestrians, bicylclists, skateboarders and other non-motorized users.

Before the bridge closed in 2008, some 600,000 people crossed it on foot or propelled by personal energy keeping healthy while enjoying the Tampa Bay's terrific outdoors.

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Tampa Port Eyes Pinellas For New Seaport

Tampa Port authorities are considering options for building a new seaport west of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to accommodate new and anticipated megaships that are too big to pass beneath the bridge and can't navigate the turns required to get into the existing port.

Doing so could rapidly escalate the number of cruiseship passengers attracted to Tampa Bay as well as open doors for new freight shipping.

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