Encouragement

December 9, 2015

Bike Share programs take off in Tampa

Bike Share programs are becoming an increasingly popular public service, popping up in big cities across the nation. Here in Tampa, Coast Bike Share celebrates its first year in operation, offering a free day of riding. Starting Sunday morning, Pay As You Go riders will have one free hour of ride time on their Coast […]
December 9, 2015

Tampa City Council commends Bicycle Friendly Business Program

On December 3, 2015, the Tampa City Council met to discuss transportation and safety and recognize area businesses dedicated to making the city more bike-friendly. The selected businesses were awarded an official Commendation: “Tampa City Council is honored to recognize the Tampa Downtown Partnership, Pedal Power Promoters and 30 pioneering local businesses for their outstanding […]
December 9, 2015

Safe Routes to School encourages safe travel to school year round

On October 7, 2015, parents, school children, faculty, staff, law enforcement, pedestrian safety experts, and volunteers of all kinds gathered for International Walk to School Day. Participating elementary schools included Hunter’s Green Elementary, with 120 kids and 35 adults participating, Turner Bartels k-8, with 150 kids and 25 adults participating, Fish Hawk Creek Elementary, with […]
January 5, 2016

FDOT Purchases Property for Future Intermodal Center

For Immediate Release January 5, 2016 Kris Carson 813-975-6060 Kristen.Carson@dot.state.fl.us       The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is pleased to announce FDOT closed on the Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport and Charley’s Steakhouse property.  The vision for this property is a public private partnership with facilities and amenities to complement the growth in […]
February 3, 2016

Florida Department of Transportation Announces Crossing Guard Appreciation Day and Award Winners

In 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed a proclamation for Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. The first line of the proclamation reads: “Every school day, thousands of dedicated crossing guards assist our children across busy streets as they arrive and depart from school.” School crossing guards contribute to the health and well-being of our communities in many […]