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April 12, 2019

In This Issue:

Make Sure You Are Getting Your Rebate!
THEA and the City of Tampa: Partners for a Connected Future
Trading In?

Make Sure You Are Getting Your Rebate!

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Has your SunPass account information changed? In order to receive your rebate, your SunPass account must be in good standing and the license plate on the vehicle must correspond to the transponder on file for the CV Pilot. CV Pilot SunPass rebates are retroactive to the date of installation, but outdated/missing information and delinquencies may cause delays. Additionally, a SunPass Portable Transponder must remain in the CV equipped vehicle throughout the study. If you believe you are missing rebates, please reach out to us at hello@tampacvpilot.com.

THEA and the City of Tampa:
Partners for a Connected Future

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In 2015, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) won a contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation to test and deploy connected vehicle technology in downtown Tampa as part of its Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program. Alongside THEA in that process was the City of Tampa’s transportation department, a key partner providing technological and infrastructure resources for the Pilot’s development through to its current deployment.

The City of Tampa’s traffic management center (TMC) and THEA’s headquarters are collocated in the same downtown office building, so it is no coincidence the two entities are committed to bring the future of transportation to Tampa. The City has provided access to nearly 40 traffic signals for CV testing on downtown streets, in addition to the TMC playing a central role as the information hub for the data gathered from roadside and onboard units—not to mention the 20-plus City-owned fleet vehicles piloting CV equipment.

The City of Tampa is also exploring the use of emerging technologies in traffic and transportation management beyond its partnership with the CV Pilot. In 2017, Tampa was one of 78 municipalities to take part in the USDOT Smart Cities Challenge, and more recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research to cooperate in future pursuits of technology to increase safety and mobility. To find out more about Tampa’s continued efforts, visit https://tbsmartcities.com/. For more information on current THEA initiatives, visit https://www.tampa-xway.com/initiatives/.

Trading In?

Trading in?

Are you interested in purchasing a new vehicle, but unsure what to do with the equipment on your current vehicle, or how to continue participating in the THEA CV Pilot after your trade-in? Participants are asked to schedule an appointment to uninstall their equipment prior to trading in or selling their current vehicle. Maintenance and uninstallation appointments are typically available every Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the HCC Ybor Training Center. Be sure to plan ahead, as availability for these appointments is limited. Participants may continue with the Pilot using their newly purchased vehicle, pending an inspection at a subsequent reinstallation appointment. As always, visit the Current Participants page for resources and information regarding your participation. Thank you!

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