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Tampa Expressway Authority awarded first phase of funding for connected vehicle pilot program

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Earlier this year, a national organization rated the Tampa Bay area  as 11th  in the nation for traffic congestion. Obviously, the region has problems with traffic, which is perhaps why St. Petersburg state Sen. Jeff Brandes called it a “game-changer” today in describing what could be a $17 million contract that the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct what is known as a “Connected Vehicle” pilot program. It’s designed to make transportation safer, smarter and more energy efficient…

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