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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 Tampa 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 30 percent toll rebate on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway Reversible Express Lanes, 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 prescreening questionnaire to see if you are eligible!

2. Pedestrians

What You GetPedestrians will get an app that activates crosswalk signals on Meridian Avenue. In some areas, the app will also warn you of an oncoming bus or streetcar. (A smartphone running the Android operating system is required.)

Getting StartedVisit the pedestrian page for more information, then take the online prescreening questionnaire to see if you are eligible!

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!

As one of just three sites selected for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program, Tampa is among the first cities in the nation to deploy connected vehicle technology on real city streets. Tampa’s vision for connected vehicles is intermodal, encompassing cars, buses, streetcars and pedestrians. In fact, Tampa is the only one of the three sites to include individually owned automobiles.

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