All posts tagged Tampa International Airport

Know before you fly your drone!

It’s hard to keep up with the latest fad – pet rocks, Elmo, boomboxes – add leaps and bounds in technology, and your head will spin. The new must-have gift? Not a phone or gaming system…a drone. The Federal Aviation Administration expects one million drones will be sold by the beginning of 2016…yes, one million,…

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Renewed hope for Westshore Transit Hub

Not until that invitation arrives to come celebrate the holidays at home, can the travel plans begin. Jumping into a car, on a plane, bus, or train without having a destination would be senseless. That’s how a bigger and better Hillsborough County transit system would be without having a Westshore Multimodal Center as a destination….

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TED Policy Leadership Group recommends ½ cent sales tax

If it’s better transportation you want, the decision may soon be yours. The Transportation for Economic Development Policy Leadership Group voted in November to recommend the proposal for a ½ cent sales tax increase for transportation to the County Commission. Only the County Commission can decide to put a referendum on the ballot. The Community…

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Airport Master Plan takes shape

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority has started to make the dust fly as it implements the Master Plan for Tampa International Airport. Before the recession, a previous version of the master plan called for a second terminal to be built close to Hillsborough Avenue. The current plan focuses on maximizing the existing main terminal facilities…

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Lopano named Aviation Professional of the Year!

Each year, the Florida Department of Transportation recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to Florida aviation. In July, we learned that the prestigious award of Aviation Professional of the Year was given to MPO Board Member and Hillsborough Aviation Authority‘s CEO, Joe Lopano. Mr. Lopano’s contribution to the world of transportation starts…

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TIA approves $417 Million for people mover

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board approved a 2014 capital budget amendment to spend $928 million on projects implementing the first phase of the airport’s master plan, including the first phase of an automated people mover. “This is a significant step toward making our 20-year vision for Tampa International Airport a reality, as well as…

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Airport unveils new welcome feature

Tampa International Airport’s new 30-foot entrance sign construction is now finished and ready to welcome visitors with its LED light display and large “Spirit of Flight” airport logo. “This welcome feature is a wonderful new addition that we hope will enhance the experience for our visitors and bring an even greater sense of pride to…

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Tampa International Airport redefines “runway”

On a gorgeous Saturday morning, April 26th, TIA held its 2nd annual Tampa International Airport 5K Runway Fun Run . A maximum capacity of 1,500 participants (more than doubling last year’s crowd) had the opportunity to experience the smooth surface of Runway 1L/19R. All ages and levels of experience piloted their way down the massive…

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Summit highlights transformational projects

More than 200 people packed the ballroom of the Tampa International Airport Marriott to be charged up by transformational projects in the Tampa – Orlando super region.  Convened by the Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco MPOs, the Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Summit featured dynamic federal, state, regional and private sector leaders. Hillsborough County Aviation Authority CEO Joe…

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Better transit to Westshore, Tampa International Airport and beyond

The Westshore business district and Tampa International Airport (TIA) could be a focus for rapid transit connections, if planned projects come to pass. These plans include FDOT’s study for a rapid transit connection from Pinellas as part of a new span for the Howard Frankland Bridge, TBARTA’s study of BRT or express buses in the…

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