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With April showers on the horizon, and just months away from hurricane season, the City of Tampa is grateful to learn U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (FL-14) has secured nearly a million dollars in federal funding to go toward a South Tampa…
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The City of Tampa is announcing stricter rules surrounding the use of shared eScooters/eBikes (micro mobility vehicles) citywide.  Starting on April 1st, riders MUST park their shared e-vehicles in city-approved docking stations…
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  Road closures begin at 1pm on 3/16, and will remain closed until after the parade. It's going to be shamrockin' busy in downtown Tampa this weekend due to the St. Patrick's Day parade, spring break and a number of other events.  The City of…
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Everybody get your roll on! As we celebrate Florida Bike Month, gear up and join the City of Tampa on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, for the exciting re-launch of the popular eBike Voucher Program!  The kick-off event will include a hands-on eBike-Rodeo…
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With the Key to the City now on the minds of the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, city staff across departments are working hard to prepare for their imminent invasion. From public safety, to clean up, it has been 'all hands hoay' the past…
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Tampa's Vision Zero initiative gaining national acclaim Tampa's ambitious Vision Zero initiative, aimed at eliminating traffic-related injuries and fatalities, has garnered national attention for…
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Mayor Jane Castor and the City of Tampa’s Mobility Department are proud to announce the completion of the first and second phases of safety improvements on Davis Islands, creating safer streets through new bike lanes and enhanced…
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The City of Tampa is partnering with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful to invite a dozen local artists to create works of art on storm drain concrete tops at Robles Park in Tampa. The artists' designs will focus on the "Only Rain Down the Drain" educational…
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The downtown Tampa area is expected to see an influx of more than 30,000 people on Saturday, December 9, due to several large-scale events coupled with road closures and on-going construction projects, making navigating in and out of downtown more…
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Committed to making Tampa's streets safer for everyone, regardless of mode of travel, the City of Tampa is excited to announce it has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to create safer…
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The City of Tampa has received a $1.75 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau to establish and operate a Regional Infrastructure Accelerator (RIA) office that will help move our region forward…
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Safety Improvements Completed Along One of Tampa's Most Popular Corridors The first project of the Tampa MOVES citywide mobility plan is now complete and already providing a safer…
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From working families to school children and differently-abled individuals, sidewalks are a lifeline to independence and a source of safety for many residents who rely on walking or biking as their means of travel.

The City of Tampa is…
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UPDATE 8/27/2023: With the impending severe weather headed our way, the City of Tampa is postponing the below press conference planned for Monday morning. The new date will be shared at a later time. From working families to school…
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To shed light on the current deteriorating condition of roadways throughout the city, Tampa leaders will host a press conference discussing the critical need for repairs and improvement projects and a pathway to achieve safer roadways. Mayor Jane…
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The City of Tampa has unveiled its first citywide Mobility Plan, known as Tampa MOVES.  Tampa’s Mobility Department is preparing for the future in a way that has never been done before by making bold MOVES towards redesigning Tampa’s streets,…
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The City of Tampa now has a blueprint to develop a first-class transportation system, and it includes making Tampa’s streets even safer. Through the Tampa MOVES plan, both near and long-term transportation priorities and projects were identified…
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Unveiling of Ybor City Road Safety Project WHO: Mayor Jane Castor; Kim Headland, V.M. Ybor Neighborhood Association President; Alex Henry, Vision Zero Team Lead; City of Tampa Mobility Team   …
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Work is underway to upgrade vital infrastructure and enhance city services for residents in the Forest Hills community. This is part of the $92 million Tampa’s Neighborhoods Design Build Project, which will bring long-awaited infrastructure…
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At Grady Elementary School  The City of Tampa is launching its newest Crosswalks to Classrooms project at Grady Elementary School in South Tampa on Monday afternoon, celebrating with students, administrators, and traffic safety advocates. The…
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Today, USDOT Under Secretary for Transportation Policy Carlos Monje joined Mayor Jane Castor, FDOT District 7 Secretary David Gwynn, Rep. Kathy Castor, and community members in celebrating the City of Tampa's award of more than five million dollars…
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WHAT:  The City of Tampa is set to launch a new e-Bike voucher program by the end of March, aimed at providing reliable, low-cost transportation options to residents. The program's goal is not just to reach people with financial…
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WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Rep. Kathy Castor, City of Tampa Mobility Department Representatives

WHAT: The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the City of Tampa more than five million dollars in…
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Innovative Redesign Builds on Mobility and Vision Zero Safety Goals with Improved Crosswalks, New Protected Bike Lanes, New Scooter Hub Along Busy Corridor   Mayor Jane Castor announced the completion of an innovative new redesign for Cass Street…
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The City of Tampa Mobility Team recently installed new All-Way-Stop intersections and crosswalks near Plant High School, making it safer for students, teachers, and staff to cross the street. 

"The City of Tampa is committed to making…
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Tampa Water Department crews and contractors are busy working to fix citywide damage triggered by the late December cold snap.  

Between December 26, 2022, and December 30, 2022, the Tampa Water Department conducted nearly 100 pipe…
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Moovit delivers a smart mobility experience – multimodal trip planning with eBikes, scooters, and transit, and mobile ticketing for HART – all from one app The City of Tampa’s Mobility Department is looking for 200 people to participate in a…
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Mayor Jane Castor's "Crosswalks to Classrooms" Initiative is a public art project focused on road safety This morning, the City of Tampa, Artist Jay Giroux, Walk Bike Tampa, and volunteers will paint a new, brightly-colored crosswalk for students…
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The City of Tampa is urging residents to collect and properly dispose of yard waste ahead of potential severe weather expected in the coming days. City of Tampa Stormwater Service employee removes yard waste from the Hubert Drainage System in South…
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Today, the City of Tampa will celebrate the one-year anniversary of FIX IT FAST, an initiative allowing residents to have repairs such as potholes made within 72-hours after filing a report. The FIX IT FAST Program focuses on delivering timely and…
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Franklin & Zack Street Signal Will Be Converted to Four-Way Stop
This will prioritize pedestrian crossings

The City of Tampa’s Mobility Department will convert the intersection of N Franklin St and E Zack St into a…
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City of Tampa Mobility Crews installing a new four-way stop. The City of Tampa is working to create safer road conditions by adding more four-way stops near Tampa’s local schools, busy intersections, and within neighborhoods. The City of Tampa's…
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The City of Tampa Mobility Department will hold a Virtual Public Meeting on July 12, 2022, @ 6:00 p.m., for Roadway Safety Improvements along Tampa Palms Blvd. from Bruce B Downs Blvd. to Bruce B Downs Blvd., south loop.  More... 
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Foundation for Tampa's Neighborhoods will drastically reduce the likelihood of water main breaks and wastewater cave ins. 
WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Brad Baird, Deputy Administrator of Infrastructure
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Tampa City Council Chairman Joseph Citro and the Columbia Restaurant Group will be joined by City Staff to reveal the enhanced crosswalk / Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) near Casa Santo Stefano in Historic Ybor City.
 
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WHO: The community and student volunteers, artist Jay Giroux
WHERE: Near Robinson High School.
MEDIA: Meet at the crosswalk on Mango Avenue at 9:00 a.m.
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Late Thursday evening, crews completed repair of a South Tampa pipeline that was hit by a third party doing work for someone other than the City of Tampa. It caused a large water main break that closed down portions of Himes Avenue and Gandy Blvd.…
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The City of Tampa is proud to announce the completion of a series of road safety improvements at the intersection of Rome Avenue and Spruce Street, creating a safer school crossing in West Tampa. The multiple road improvements include road…
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The City of Tampa is unveiling its Vision Zero Action plan as part of our effort to eliminate all roadway deaths and life-altering injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.  The City of Tampa’s Vision Zero Action Plan…
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Tampa's steady progress and commitment to make streets and neighborhoods more walkable, affordable, and transit-oriented has resulted in a second grant from the Federal Transit Administration to support these ongoing community planning & design…
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The City of Tampa Mobility Department has now launched Mayor Jane Castor's FIX IT FAST Initiative. 
 
The City of Tampa's FIX IT FAST Initiative allows for residents to have the following repairs made within 72-hours after filing a…
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Traffic is expected to be heavy in Downtown Tampa on Thursday, September 9, 2021 for the NFL Kickoff at the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. Barricades and signs will be located to assist with traffic flow. Please use caution when driving in the area…
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As Tropical Storm Elsa approaches our region, the City of Tampa is activating its Citizen Information Center Hotline to help residents get prepared. Tampa's Emergency Hotline will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6 to answer questions…
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Resilient Tampa, a roadmap towards a stronger and more equitable future, created despite the COVID-19 pandemic, builds upon the city’s assets and strengths to address the most urgent shocks and stresses facing Tampa.  Mayor Jane Castor and the City…
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On Wednesday, 23rd, from 9 am to noon, two new Crosswalks to Classrooms murals will be painted at Shaw and Lanier Elementary Schools.  Artist Jay Giroux of the READ Movement will paint crosswalk murals featuring designs from popular elementary…
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With the Synapse Summit currently in full swing, Mayor Jane Castor took the opportunity to engage the innovative community and reveal an exciting new initiative: Intersection of Innovation.This call to action to Tampa’s innovators is an opportunity…
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The Right-of-Way (ROW) Permitting Office is now under the Mobility Department headed by Vik Bhide, Director, and the staff will report directly to Brandon Campbell, P.E., PTOE, Smart Mobility Division Manager.  The ROW Permitting Office is comprised…
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On Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th, from 9 am to noon, two new Crosswalks to Classrooms murals will be painted at Edison and Dale Mabry Elementary Schools (weather permitting).  Artist Jay Giroux of the READ Movement will paint crosswalk…
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On Monday, Sept. 21, Mayor Jane Castor will be joined by Congresswoman Kathy Castor to discuss the $24 million BUILD Grant the City of Tampa received from the U.S. Department of Transportation.   WHO: Tampa Mayor Jane CastorU.S. Rep…
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In celebration of the City of Tampa’s fifth Crosswalks to Classrooms project at Broward Elementary School, on Friday, September 19th at 11 am, Mayor Jane Castor and Jacobs, a local engineering consulting firm, will distribute children’s books to the…