Savari selected as major V2X technology provider for USDOT’s connected vehicle roll-out in Tampa

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The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) and the partnering integrator company Brandmotion have selected Savari Inc. to equip the majority of vehicles with its V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) connected car technology for the USDOT connected vehicle roll-out in Tampa. Tampa becomes the first city to feature Savari’s innovative and life-saving connected car technology following the US Department of Transportation’s new rule for car-to-car communications.

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DOT to award $42M to New York, Wyoming and Tampa to pilot connected vehicle technologies

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) will award up to $42 million to New York City, Wyoming, and Tampa, FL will receive up to $42 million to pilot next-generation technology in infrastructure and in vehicles to share and communicate anonymous information with each other and their surroundings in real time, reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, and cutting the unimpaired vehicle crash rate by 80%. —Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7 billion trips in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of last year, according to a report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Ann Arbor, MI; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Fort Myers, FL; Indianapolis, IN; Ithaca, NY; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Olympia, WA; San Diego, CA; and Tampa, FL).

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APTA reports record public transportation usage in US in 2013; growth outpacing population and VMT growth

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billion trips on public transportation—the highest annual public transit ridership number in 57 years— according to a report released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This was the eighth year in a row that more than 10 billion trips were taken on public transportation systems nationwide. While vehicle miles traveled on roads (VMT) went up 0.3%, public transportation use in 2013 increased by 1.1%. Access to public transportation matters.

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Next phase of THEA’s connected vehicle pilot brings together auto manufacturers and road operators

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Since September 2015, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has been working with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) as a Connected Vehicle Pilot site. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs) vehicles and hardware provide the next evolution of delivering safer transportation. This is an important step in continuing the testing of transportation safety applications to provide drivers with the best information possible.

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DOT awards more than $45M to three Connected Vehicle Pilot sites for phase two

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) awarded three cooperative agreements collectively worth more than $45 million to initiate the design/build/test phase of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program. Selected in 2015, the Connected Vehicle Pilot sites include Wyoming, New York City, and Tampa.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott rejects proposed Federal high-speed rail project

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Florida Governor Rick Scott has informed US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood of the state’s decision to reject President Obama’s Tampa to Orlando high-speed rail project. The Governor said the decision to reject the project comes down to three main economic realities: Capital cost overruns from the project could put Florida taxpayers on the hook for an additional $3 billion.

ChargePoint completes ARRA-funded ChargePoint America program; 4,600 charging ports

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In May 2010, ChargePoint was awarded a $15-million dollar matching grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) through the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by the Department of Energy. Ten regions in the United States received EV charging stations: Austin/San Antonio, Texas; Boston; Los Angeles; New York; Orlando/Tampa; Sacramento, Calif.; ChargePoint, Inc.

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Audi to demonstrate automated driving technology in Florida

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Audi will be the first to test its automated driving technology on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa, Florida—which recently was designated as an automated driving and connected car test bed—using an Audi A7 equipped to handle piloted driving functions on freeway conditions up to 40 mph (64 km/h). Governor Scott has cited this kind of R&D work as a catalyst for attracting leading engineers, scientists, and students to Florida as they define the future of transportation.

DOE, RTI to Design and Build Coal Syngas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants to Reduce Cost of Removing Contaminants, Capturing CO2; Potential for Synthetic Chemicals and Fuels

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The system also holds the potential to reduce the cost of producing chemicals, transportation fuels, and substitute natural gas from gasified coal. RTI’s syngas cleanup technologies will be tested at Tampa Electric Company’s 250-MW IGCC power plant, using up to 20% of the syngas produced by the coal gasifier. The RTI/Eastman syngas cleanup technology platform. Click to enlarge.

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President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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President Barack Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, released a strategic vision and plan for a high-speed passenger rail (HSR) system in the US. Additional funding for long-term planning and development is expected from legislation authorizing federal surface transportation programs. Energy efficiency of passenger transportation modes. Florida Corridor (Orlando, Tampa, Miami). The envisioned high-speed rail corridors.

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US DOE Awarding Up To $62M for Concentrating Solar Power Research and Development

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A specialized molten salt transport system will then move the high-temperature fluid to a molten-salt steam generator that produces electricity. University of South Florida – Tampa, FL – up to $2.5 Wilson TurboPower is utilizing a small transportable turbine power system in a modular CSP solar power tower configuration.

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Obama outlines plans for high-speed rail system

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It is noted that rail is among the cleanest and most energy efficient passenger transportation modes and a network using new diesel or electric power can further enhance its advantages. Florida Corridor (Orlando, Tampa, Miami). With the promise that he will scrutinise how every dollar is spent as the US bids to stage an economic recovery, President Barack Obama has released a strategic vision for a high-speed passenger rail system in the US.

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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superconducting” wire can transport hundreds of times more. superconducting” wire can transport hundreds of times more. Florida, Tampa). transportable like fuels, 100% renewable, rechargeable like a. The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 60 research projects for up to a combined $156 million in funding from the Fiscal Year 2011 budget.

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