All posts tagged rail

COST Advocates Effective Transportation & Transparency

In March, Hillsborough Rides profiled Connect Tampa Bay, a grassroots transit advocacy organization.  This issue, we highlight another group with a distinctly different take on transit, adding its voice to the ongoing dialogue about our transportation alternatives.  The MPO welcomes constructive suggestions from all individuals or groups. Citizens Organized for Sound Transportation (COST) has emerged…


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…


Public opinion getting on board for rail transit

Just two years ago, Hillsborough County voters convincingly rejected a proposed sales tax hike to pay for a major investment in transit, including light rail for commuters. But after 18 months of of public opinion research and the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s recent endorsement of exploration of funding lower-cost transportation improvements – a mix of transportation…

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