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More parking for the Straz Center? So far, the proposal is getting little traction

More parking for the Straz Center? So far, the proposal is getting little traction

TAMPA — Parking has been a problem at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts since downtown began to emerge from the recession nearly a decade ago.The crunch looks likely to continue.A Straz plan to expand parking at its arrival plaza ...
Published: 05/18/18
More St. Petersburg residents using bike-share program on a regular basis

More St. Petersburg residents using bike-share program on a regular basis

ST. PETERSBURG — Cycling downtown on a blue basket bicycle has proven to be a popular pastime, according to the first yearly report provided by the Coast Bike Share. In an update presented to the St. Petersburg City Council, Coast announced that 45,6...
Published: 05/16/18
Co-pilot sucked halfway out of plane after windshield cracks over China

Co-pilot sucked halfway out of plane after windshield cracks over China

Getting sucked halfway out of a plane window is the stuff of movies and nightmares and it happens extremely rarely.But in mid-April, a female passenger died after being partially sucked out of a Southwest Airlines flight when one of the aircraft’s en...
Published: 05/16/18
MH370 experts think they’ve finally solved the mystery of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight

MH370 experts think they’ve finally solved the mystery of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight

All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing that they were on an hours-long, meandering path to th...
Published: 05/15/18
Pasco buries tunnel proposal at U.S. 41 and SR 54

Pasco buries tunnel proposal at U.S. 41 and SR 54

DADE CITY — Transportation planners are burying the idea of tunneling under U.S. 41 to ease traffic congestion at the road’s intersection with State Road 54 in central Pasco.Even with the conceptual cost dropping $300 million, Pasco’s elected county...
Published: 05/11/18
Updated: 05/13/18
Southwest plane with cracked window diverted to Cleveland

Southwest plane with cracked window diverted to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — A cracked window on a Southwest Airlines plane forced a plane heading from Chicago to New Jersey to land in Cleveland Wednesday, just two weeks after a jet engine blew apart and broke a window in a deadly accident aboard another Southwest...
Updated one month ago
No tolls for I-275, FDOT decides, but now its focus switches to I-75

No tolls for I-275, FDOT decides, but now its focus switches to I-75

TAMPA — A plan for express toll lanes on Interstate 275 north through Bearss Avenue is officially dead.But the Florida Department of Transportation is now giving more weight to the prospect of toll lanes along stretches of Interstate 75.Local DOT sec...
Updated one month ago
Florida man accused of smuggling knife inside shampoo at airport

Florida man accused of smuggling knife inside shampoo at airport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The latest seizure at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint may have left officials scratching their heads. The Charlotte Observer reports 72-year-old Gonzalo Gonzalez, of Jupiter, tried to board a flight Thursday at C...
Updated one month ago
Most want BRT. Hillsborough’s pro-transit supporters don’t.

Most want BRT. Hillsborough’s pro-transit supporters don’t.

TAMPA — The region’s vision for a tri-county bus rapid transit line has a problem: Hillsborough’s die-hard transit advocates don’t support it.Brian Willis, one of the region’s most vociferous transit supporters, said the 41-mile bus line connecting ...
Updated one month ago
Water Street Tampa starts changing downtown street grid

Water Street Tampa starts changing downtown street grid

TAMPA — As construction begins on Water Street Tampa’s buildings — 10 in the coming year — the street grid near Amalie Arena is changing, starting with E Brorein Street.Workers have closed Brorein from Channelside Drive to S Nebraska Avenue.The closu...
Updated one month ago