Policy & Transportation Digest

New apartments planned Brightline route

The parent company of the new express rail line is offering 290 rental units at the West Palm Beach stop in the hopes to lure commuters to an area that might not be desirable for residents who work in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami.

US House of Representatives set to hear bills on Autonomous vehiclesThe 14 bill package setting boundaries and regulations  for autonomous vehicles that was introduced in draft form last month will  be heard in the House as early as next week.

House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation, housing and urban development passes DOT bill

The spending plan will provide $17.8 billion in discretionary funding for the DOT in the fiscal year 2018. Which is less than the current level of spending for the agency.

Tampa Bay Next

Want to attend one of the Tampa Bay Next Community Engagement Events?  Click here for a complete listing of scheduled meetings.


As things are changing in Tallahassee, Washington D.C. and here in Hillsborough County, the Tampa Chamber is watching those issues that are important to the community and your business.

Here is some of what we are watching:

  • Boarder Adjustment Tax issue
  • Federal budget
  • Proposed Federal Tax Plan
  • Repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act
  • Changes with the relations between the U.S. and Cuba
  • Medical Marijuana and what that means to Tampa Bay
  • Premium Transit Study
  • Regional MPO


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