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SPECIAL REPORT

CONNECTED VEHICLES

Tampa

The THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot aims to transform the experience
of drivers, transit riders and pedestrians in downtown Tampa by
preventing crashes, enhancing traffic flow, improving transit trip
times and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.

A

By Carol Brzozowski, contributor

UTOMOBILES, STREETCARS,
buses, bicyclists, pedestrians
and a cruise ship terminal
present numerous transportation challenges in downtown Tampa, Fla.
Inbound commuters
on the Lee Roy Selmon
Expressway's Reversible Express
Lanes encounter significant delays
and numerous rear-end crashes
during morning peak periods.
Vehicle/pedestrian conflicts are
common at a busy mid-block
crosswalk near the Hillsborough
County Courthouse. Drivers and
pedestrians conflict with buses

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and streetcars traveling the central business district.
Such challenges became a
driving factor in local authorities
signing on to an agreement with
the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to implement a
Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot Project for the Tampa Hillsborough
Expressway Authority (THEA)
in conjunction with the Hillsborough Regional Transit Authority to
implement CV technology in U.S.
regions to measure impact and uncover technical and non-technical
deployment barriers.
Tampa was selected for CV pilot

project by USDOT as one of three
nationwide locations. In southern
Wyoming, CV technologies are
used to improve safe and efficient
truck movement along I-80. In New
York City, the technology exploits
vehicle-to-vehicle and intersection
communications to improve vehicle flow and pedestrian safety in
high-priority corridors.
In Tampa, the goal is to deploy
multiple safety and mobility applications on and in proximity
to reversible freeway lanes. The
THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot
began in 2015 as an effort equipping nearly 1,000 privately-owned


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