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Bob Buckhorn looks forward (and back) in 2017 State of the City address

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With less than two years before being term-limited, Bob Buckhorn fought off the temptation to wallow on his accomplishments as Tampa mayor, versus what’s left to come, during his State of the City address. Speaking Tuesday morning for exactly half an hour at Kiley Park (after a 23-minute pregame show featuring a performance by the Tampa City Choir, as well as an appearance by City Councilman Guido Maniscalco), the speech was vintage Buckhorn — down to the passages adapted from…

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Tampa highlights connected vehicle pilot program at Florida Automated Vehicles Summit

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Self-driving cars on Florida roads may be closer to reality than many people think. Autonomous and connected vehicles (CV) in the Tampa Bay area was one of the leading topics of the third annual Florida Automated Vehicles Summit, held in Jacksonville Tuesday and Wednesday. The summit will highlight the newest innovations in driverless cars, which are part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s stated goal to “serve the people of Florida by delivering a transportation system that is fatality and congestion free.”…

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