Engineering

September 25, 2015

Pedestrian Safety a Priority on 50th Street in Tampa

On September 16, 2015, WalkWise Tampa Bay Ambassadors, public officials, and local law enforcement gathered on 50th street in Tampa near the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa campus.   Thousands of USF students and residents cross this busy road to get to campus, transit stops or other destinations on foot each day. The crosswalks, newly outfitted with flashing beacons, […]
October 8, 2015

Pedestrian safety efforts create ongoing positive change on Gulf Boulevard

According to a 2015 report by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), crashes have decreased on Gulf Boulevard/SR699, between Florida State Road 682 and 5th Avenue/Walsingham Road. Overall, crashes have decreased since efforts to improve pedestrian safety were initiated in 2010. The report concludes that fatalities within crosswalks have decreased with the installation of flashing […]
December 4, 2015

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay kicks off with inaugural summit

On December 2, 2015, a passionate group of citizens, professionals, and allied organizations gathered at the John F. Germany Downtown Tampa Library to launch the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay coalition. “In Tampa, a bicyclist or pedestrian is killed every week, on average,” stated Retired Police Chief Jane Castor, one of the coalition’s advisory board members, kicking […]
December 9, 2015

FDOT work plans bundle of bike/walk projects in the next five years

In Fall of 2015, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) released the Tentative Five Year Work Program for District 7, listing roadway projects planned in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2021. Many exciting bike/walk projects were included in the program.   Bay Area residents can expect […]
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 […]