Innovative Transit Technology Media Releases

June 17, 2020: TBARTA Explores Air Taxis as Innovative Transit of the Future

On Friday, the visionary German company Lilium made its first public presentation in the United States to TBARTA, with the TBARTA Board then voting to begin exploring next steps that could lead to a pilot project.

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October 29, 2019: TBARTA to Study Hyperloop, Air Taxis, Aerial Gondolas

TBARTA’s governing board has approved the Innovative Transit Technologies Feasibility Study to examine the technical, financial and regulatory issues of those three transportation initiatives.

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June 26, 2019: TBARTA Florida State Budget Includes $1 Million to Explore Innovative Transit

In signing the state budget, Governor Ron DeSantis approved increased spending on regional transit initiatives in Tampa Bay, including $1 million specifically on advanced transit technologies.

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News Media Reports

July 17, 2020:  10 Tampa Bay reports on TBARTA's exploration of air taxis as a future form of regional transit.
July 17, 2020: News Channel 8 reports the TBARTA Board is exploring the possibility of a pilot project with a German air taxi company.
July 22, 2020:  TBARTA is not just solving today's transit problems, but also looking ahead to innovative transit, as reported by Chuck Henson of Bay News 9.
July 17, 2020:  ABC Action News reports that TBARTA will hear a presentation from the air taxi company Lilium at the July board meeting.
July 23, 2020:  Jack Harris and company discuss future transit technologies, including air taxis, with TBARTA Communications Director Chris Jadick.
July 20, 2020:  Telemundo 49 informa que TBARTA está explorando la posibilidad de una operación de tránsito de taxi aéreo en Tampa Bay.
March 17, 2020: TBARTA Project Manager Brian Pessaro updates listeners of WFLA-AM on TBARTA's Innovative Technology Transit Study on  hyperloop, aerial gondolas, and air taxis.
November 21, 2019:  WTVT FOX-13 in Tampa reports on TBARTA's Innovative Transit Study to explore the future of hyperloop, air taxis, and aerial gondolas.
October 17, 2019:  WFTS, ABC Action News, reports on TBARTA's exploration of future transit technologies to better connect people across Tampa Bay.