USF Transportation Expo

USF Transportation Expo FlyerTransportation at USF is not just about cars. Learn about alternatives for students, staff and faculty at the Transportation EXPO.

When: Wednesday, September 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Phyllis Marshall Student Center Atrium

What you will find:

  • Zimride: a new carpooling service at USF that lets you find rides using your social network
  • New Preferential Parking for Carpoolers: offered by USF Parking and Transportation Services
  • WeCar: hourly car rental saves you big money and makes a car available when you need it
  • Bull Runner Shuttle features automated vehicle tracker, use your iPhone to know exactly when the next bus arrives
  • HART regional bus service: Students ride for free!
  • 8 free Emergency taxi Rides Home: available to those who use transportation alternatives
  • SAFE Team: night time escort provided by Student Government
  • ZingoTampa: gets you and your car home safely when you shouldn’t be driving
  • Borrow Our Bikes Bull Rider Program at Campus Recreation: provided by Student Government
  • Campus Police bicycle anti-theft registration: from 2-4 pm
  • Free classes on bicycle and pedestrian safety every hour

And more!

  • Learn about long range transportation plans for Tampa Bay area
  • Learn about the proposed rapid transit service that could connect downtown Tampa to USF and beyond and differing perspectives about it
  • Join Tampa BayCycle, the USF Bicycle Club and WalkWise Tampa Bay for safe bicycling and walking
  • Find out about plans to place electric plug-in infrastructure throughout the region to make electric vehicles a reliable transportation option
  • Register to vote! Hillsborough County League of Women Voters, and volunteers from the USF Residence Hall Association and the USF Student Chapter of ITE  will help you from 11 am –2 pm 

 

Co-Sponsored by: USF Office of Sustainability and the New North Transportation Alliance

For more information, contact Sara Hendricks at Hendricks@cutr.usf.edu.

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HART Needs Your Help on the Alternatives Analysis Study

 

Attend a public hearing on the Alternatives Analysis Study

Saturday, September 25
9AM – 12 Noon
University Area Community Development Center
14013 North 22nd St.
Tampa, Florida 33613
Thursday, September 30
4:30PM – 6:30PM
County Center, 2nd Floor
BOCC Board Room
601 East Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602

Provide your feedback and comments on the alignments and technology

*All comments on the Alternatives Analysis must be received by October 7.  For more information, visit www.gohartaa.org.

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New Tampa and Wesley Chapel Mobility Forum

New Tampa & Wesley Chapel: Making Better Connections mobility forum is scheduled for:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Information Displays at 5:30pm/Meeting at 6:30pm

Wharton High School 20150 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa

Hosted by: Jack Harris, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, Hillsborough Commissioner Mark Sharpe, Pasco Commissioners Ann Hildebrand and Pat Mulieri

Transportation improvements are scheduled for Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Cross Creek Boulevard, SR 54, SR 56, I-75, and more.  These improvements include roads, rail, bus, and bicycle/pedestrian facilities.  Let your voice be heard about the future of transportation in your area. For complete details, view the flyer.

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HART Community Open Houses and Public Hearings on Alternatives Analysis Study

 
HART is in the final phase of the Alternatives Analysis (AA) study and will develop recommendations on the preferred alternative in each corridor.  The following work is being undertaken:

  • Finalizing the remaining alternatives, including the alignment, vehicle requirements, station locations, supporting park and ride lots, operating and capital costs
  • Comparing the performance of each alternative against several factors, including ridership, travel time, land use, and economic development, cost and cost effectiveness
  • Developing recommendations on the alternative that would best address community needs:                                                                                 

       – Specific technology: bus, bus rapid transit, light rail                    
       – Specific route alignment and end points  

We Need Your Input!
Public input is a critical part of the AA study.  Six Community Open Houses and two Public Hearings will be held in September.  Click here to ensure your voice is heard!

For more information regarding the Alternatives Analysis process and the alternatives being studied, or to share your comments, questions and concerns, visit the AA website at www.goHARTAA.org.

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University Area Transportation Summit

Learn more about the transportation initiative for Hillsborough County including road projects, expanded bus service, and light rail at the University Area Transportation Summit.

Wednesday, July 14 5:30 to 7:30pm  

University Research Park Building: 3720 Spectrum Blvd *Enter through the USF Tampa campus main entrance

Speakers include: Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and Jim Davis, former U.S. Congressman

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Summer NNTA Transportation Meeting at USF

Mark your calendar for the Wednesday, July 14 summer meeting of the New North Transportation Alliance Advisory Board.  We invite guests to attend the Summer Meeting and meet our Advisory Board. 

The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at USF.  Enjoy coffee, juice and pastry and network with members before the meeting begins.  PLEASE RSVP to Julie Bond, NNTA Director at bond@cutr.usf.edu if you would like to attend.

During the meeting:

  • Learn the latest from HART.  HART is in the last phase of the Alternative Analysis study which is looking at transit improvements in the corridors extending from USF to Downtown on to Westshore.   The study recommendations on the preferred alignment and technology are scheduled to be presented to the HART Board in August 2010.
  • Hear an informative presentation about the St. Petersburg Downtown Looper Trolley from Eric Carlson, Transportation Director, St Petersburg Downtown Partnership Inc.
  • Find out about the “new” Grassroots Pedestrian Outreach Campaign for Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties and how you can participate!
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HART to Hold “Program of Projects” Public Hearing June 24th

 Hearing to Gather Feedback on HART’s Proposed Application for Federal Funding
 

Tampa, FL – HART is holding a public hearing on Thursday, June 24 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the HART Administrative Office located at 1201 E. 7th Avenue in Ybor.  The purpose of the hearing is to provide the opportunity to individuals and/or groups to present their views and comments regarding HART’s proposed application for federal transit Urbanized Area Formula funds.

HART will be receiving $11,292,288 in federal funds for fiscal year 2010.  The funds will be used to fund capital and operating projects, including: capital leases, preventative maintenance, acquisition of vehicles, equipment, information system upgrades, facility improvements, transit enhancement projects, passenger amenities, ADA operations, planning activities, security projects, and project administration. 

HART’s ad valorem funds, which HART receives mostly from property taxes, will be used to match the planning projects, which require a 20 percent local match.

For a breakdown on how HART proposes to use the federal funds go to www.goHART.org for more information about HART and HART’s initiatives.

Meeting accommodations: The public hearing is wheelchair accessible.  Please contact HART if you require the information in an accessible format or other special accommodations.  If you cannot attend the hearing, HART welcomes all comments on or before Thursday, July 9.  Send the comments to the HART Administrative Office listed above or call the Planning Department at (813) 223-6831.

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