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Tampa Downtown Partnership adds a pair of Chevy Bolts to Tampa fleet

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The Tampa Downtown Partnership and Downtowner cycled a pair of Chevy Bolts into its all-electric fleet Wednesday, promising lightning fast access for plugged-in downtown Tampa commuters. “Adding these vehicles to the fleet will reduce wait times, support increasing ridership demand and provide riders with protection from the Florida heat via air conditioning,” said Downtowner COO Travis Gleason. The app company executive said the Bolts have enough juice to go 200 miles before they need a charge, which is more than three…

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Uber offers Tampa Bay riders special flat rates to Gulf beaches

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As Florida’s sizzling summer officially begins, Uber makes it easy for Tampa-area residents to cool off at the beach. Starting this weekend, the ridesharing technology company is offering flat rates for UberX and UberXL from Downtown Tampa to the St. Pete Gulf beaches — $29 for an UberX and $49 for an UberXL. Whether it’s for a long-planned vacation or a last minute trip to the Gulf, most of the region’s world-famous beaches are only about 30 minutes away, the perfect distance for the popular…

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Investment group forms to seek Tampa site for Tampa Bay Rays stadium

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A seven-person investment group has been formed to assemble downtown Tampa land for a baseball stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays, a website backing that move announced Wednesday. BuildItDowntownTampa.org declined to name the investors until all the land is under contract, probably in late summer or early fall. With St. Petersburg threatening to sue anyone who interferes with the Rays’ contract to play at Tropicana Field through 2027, the announcement emphasized that the investment group has not been in touch…

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Baseball coalition reveals top locations for new Rays’ stadium and Downtown St. Pete ain’t one of ’em

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A Baseball Community Coalition, a task force aimed at preserving the long-term future of Major League Baseball in the Bay Area, has revealed their top three locations for the Tampa Bay Rays to play baseball. The coalition unanimously approved these three locations: North St. Petersburg (possibly the Carillon area) Downtown Tampa Westshore area (Tampa) The three locations were picked because all three are within an easy drive time of a large population. The coalition says next they’ll meet with St.…

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Baseball coalition reveals top locations for new Rays’ stadium and Downtown St. Pete ain’t one of ’em

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A Baseball Community Coalition, a task force aimed at preserving the long-term future of Major League Baseball in the Bay Area, has revealed their top three locations for the Tampa Bay Rays to play baseball. The coalition unanimously approved these three locations: North St. Petersburg (possibly the Carillon area) Downtown Tampa Westshore area (Tampa) The three locations were picked because all three are within an easy drive time of a large population. The coalition says next they’ll meet with St.…

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