Tampa transit system invests in smart tech for connected vehicles

For Full Story: 83 Degrees Article By: Dyllan Furness   Tampa is updating its traffic management system for the 21st Century. Funded through a $40-million grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, the transit system upgrade will include new equipment, such as cameras, sensors, and fiber-optic cables, as well as software, Read More

Tampa Streetcar success could be a model for bigger transit enhancement

For Full Story: Florida Politics Article By: Janelle Irwin Taylor   Clarence Eng, the smart mobility and transit practice leader for the consulting group Kimley-Horn, cautioned Hillsborough residents to take transit progress slow, but steady, because it’s the best way to get big projects funded and done. Eng has been working Read More

Hillsborough transit authority talks on transit-oriented development for future BRT, streetcar stations

For Full Story: Tampa Bay Business Journal Article By: Veronica Brezina-Smith   At a meeting on Monday, Hillsborough County’s transit authority said it wants to see transit-oriented development along future station locations for the streetcar and bus rapid transit system. In December, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority was awarded an Read More

University of South Florida launches autonomous shuttle trial

For Full Story: Smart Cities Dive Article By: Jason Plautz   Dive Brief: The University of South Florida’s (USF) Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and COAST Autonomous are piloting an autonomous shuttle to move students and faculty from the library to a recreation center on campus, according to a press release. Read More