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First SunRail cab arrives in Central Florida

Nine months before the SunRail commuter line begins service from DeBary to Orlando, the first cab car has arrived in Central Florida. The cab was built by Bombardier Inc., in Plattsburg, N.Y., and arrived by freight train this week at the SunRail Operations Control facility in Sanford, said Florida Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Olson….

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Public invited to Howard Frankland hearings October 8th & 10th

The Florida Department of Transportation will hold public hearings on the replacement of the northbound Howard Frankland Bridge (I-275/SR 93) in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. This span of the bridge opened to traffic in 1959 and is nearing the end of its serviceable life. The proposed improvements involve replacement of the four-lane northbound I-275 Howard…

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Trail Summit decides what’s next

Three watershed events in trail planning occurred by the end of 2012. The Tampa Riverwalk received a federal grant to complete construction of this 40-year-old vision. The Tampa Bypass Canal Trail, creating a “spine” through Hillsborough County, and connecting other trails, was found to be feasible. And the construction of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail…

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New trail along Courtney Campbell will be for bicycling and walking

The Courtney Campbell Causeway connecting Tampa and Clearwater is being repaved and enhanced, including the addition of new walk/bike paths physically separated from the road. The $23 million project along State Road 60 is being built by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), FDOT received $14.6 million in federal grant, which is dedicated for walking…

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‘Completing’ Plant City’s Collins Street

Back in 2000, the Florida Department of Transportation agreed to divert traffic around Plant City’s historic district by relocating the State Road 39/ I-4 interchange to Alexander Street and creating a new bypass for SR 39 north of I-4. The bypass project is now being built and scheduled for completion in 2014. Once completed, FDOT…

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MPO studies connections to CSX Intermodal Yard

The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in cooperation with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven, conducted a Freight Sub-Area Study focusing on the CSX Intermodal (CSXI) Terminal in East Tampa and general truck circulation within the area between Columbus Dr, Orient Rd, 50th St (US 41) and the terminal. The roadway connections within this…

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