Get Involved

Help Us Shape the Future of Transportation

Connected vehicles can make our downtown Tampa roadways safer, our commutes smoother and our entire transportation system more environmentally friendly. If you would like to help make this vision a reality, see if you’re eligible to participate in the THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot. We can’t do this without you!

Individuals can participate in this exciting research project in three ways:

1. Drivers

What You GetDrivers will have an enhanced rearview mirror installed in their cars that is designed to display safety messages and issue audio alerts. Your car will communicate with other connected vehicles, traffic signals and more to help you stay safe when driving downtown.

Drivers will get a 50 percent toll rebate on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, up to a maximum of $550 in savings per driver. (A SunPass account is required. If you do not already have a transponder, you will receive one free of charge.)

Getting StartedVisit the driver page for more information, then take the online questionnaire to see if you are eligible. But hurry—December 2 is the last day to sign up!

2. Pedestrians

What You GetThe THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot is improving pedestrian safety at the midblock crosswalk on East Twiggs Street near the Hillsborough County Courthouse. When sensors detect a pedestrian in the crosswalk, roadside equipment will broadcast that information to connected vehicles in the vicinity, and their drivers will receive an alert.

Getting StartedIf you walk on Twiggs Street near the courthouse, you are already involved! Visit the pedestrian page for more information.

3. Fans

What You GetFans will also receive access to exclusive updates, behind-the-scenes tours and other special events. We will provide all the tools and resources you need to show your support and spread the word. Be a part of it!

Getting StartedVisit the fan page for more information, complete our stress-free online questionnaire and join the fun!

Your local business or organization can get involved too in the pilot too. Find out how!

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