Category: Transportation

 If you’ve ever been in a hurry and thought — just once — you would park illegally in a handicap parking space, you might want to think again. Local advocates for people with disabilities will ask Hillsborough County commissioners Wednesday for help in preventing illegal parking in handicap-accessible parking spaces. Read More
German engineering giant Siemens has been selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology for the new connected vehicle pilot project in Tampa. Read More
It’s about to get a little easier to ride a bus to work and back. The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority board voted Monday to fund a one-year pilot program that will make rides available to people that need to get to a bus stop or from a bus stop… Read More
Entrepreneurs in Tampa Bay will now have the chance to work with representatives from a revolutionary startup with international reach: Uber. A new partnership between the ride-sharing company and local business incubator Tampa Bay WaVe was announced in February 2016. Read More
We are excited to welcome Uber to the FirstWaVE Venture Center! To start, Uber Technologies will plan and host driver on-boarding and training sessions in our shared workspace. Also, Uber representatives will be taking part in some of the entrepreneur workshops and other events held here at Tampa Bay WaVE. Read More
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater has teamed up with Uber Technologies Inc., in a first ever marketing campaign that uses free rides on Wednesdays in February in an effort to lure winter weary Chicagoans down to the region’s beaches and sunny climate. The “Warm Up Wednesdays” campaign, which can be found on… Read More
Tampa riders can’t seem to get enough of Uber. It was named the No. 2 city in Florida when it comes to Uber transactions, according to a study conducted by Certify, a provider of cloud-based travel and entertainment expense reporting software. Read More
The first time Ray Chiaramonte saw a Zip Car in Tampa Bay was just a few weeks ago, in the parking lot at Westshore Plaza. He noticed the car sharing company's bright green decal and Zorro-like "Z" symbol on the side of the vehicle. "I remember thinking to myself, wow,… Read More
Saying the status quo is no longer acceptable, the Visit Tampa Bay board of directors has thrown its support behind the 'Go Hillsborough' initiative, the county’s proposal to improve the local transportation infrastructure. In a strongly worded letter to Hillsborough County commissioners, the Visit Tampa Bay board wrote: “Hillsborough County… Read More
Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft won the latest round in their fight to operate in the Bay area, particularly Hillsborough County. After a heated debate over several hours Tuesday, the Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation voted to move forward with a bill outlining insurance requirements and background checks on the so-called… Read More