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Article By: Andrea Fox

 

Transit agencies and partners are adding smart technology to public transit vehicles as part of the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot designed to enhance traffic safety and improve mobility.

Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is hosting a Connected Vehicle Pilot Showcase on November 29, 2018, as a first-ever demonstration of how connected vehicle safety applications on Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) buses and TECO Line System streetcars can help prevent crashes between cars, the transit vehicles and pedestrians.

Participants in the showcase can ride in a car, bus and streetcar connected to the roadway and other connected vehicles. Officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation are expected to participate.

Nearly 50 roadside units (RSUs) are installed along Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes (REL) and in downtown Tampa as part of the $21 million project.