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Bruce B. Downs construction continues to impact New Tampa commuters, businesses

Bruce B. Downs construction continues to impact New Tampa commuters, businesses

Brian Dery may find sarcastic amusement when he hears reports of morning gridlock on Pinellas County’s Bryan Dairy Road. But the traffic on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in New Tampa is no laughing matter for the local documentary filmmaker.
Published: 09/30/16
Carlton: The latest trouble with TBX: A Lexus lane coming soon to the Howard Frankland Bridge

Carlton: The latest trouble with TBX: A Lexus lane coming soon to the Howard Frankland Bridge

Let’s just say this latest confusion in an already controversial plan to improve traffic around here is not exactly confidence inspiring.
Published: 09/28/16
Sen. Latvala urges DOT to not put toll on existing Howard Frankland lane

Sen. Latvala urges DOT to not put toll on existing Howard Frankland lane

Another prominent elected official said Monday the Florida Department of Transportation mislead him about its plans to rebuild the Howard Frankland Bridge with one fewer free lane for drivers.
Published: 09/27/16
Here are the newest details on the ferry that will connect downtown Tampa to St. Petersburg

Here are the newest details on the ferry that will connect downtown Tampa to St. Petersburg

TAMPA — Commuters and day-trippers will cruise between the downtowns of St. Petersburg and Tampa this fall at 33 mph on a 55-foot, 147-passenger catamaran under plans unveiled this morning for what has been formally dubbed “The Cross-Ba...
Published: 09/21/16
Check out the new and adjusted flights at Tampa International Airport: St. John’s, Panama, Las Vegas, Ohio

Check out the new and adjusted flights at Tampa International Airport: St. John’s, Panama, Las Vegas, Ohio

Canadians love Florida.
Published: 09/21/16
Failed gear indicator forces American Airlines emergency landing in Tampa

Failed gear indicator forces American Airlines emergency landing in Tampa

TAMPA — The sounds coming from beneath his feet told Kendall Stahl something wasn’t right with Flight 574.
Published: 09/20/16
Henderson: Reading rules shows Hillsborough stifles taxis’ competition

Henderson: Reading rules shows Hillsborough stifles taxis’ competition

We have departments for just about everything in Hillsborough County. Don’t believe me? Look it up yourself on the county’s website. There are so many departments, they had to be bunched into three different long lists.
Updated one month ago

Casualty drill scheduled Thursday at Tampa International Airport

TAMPA — If you see any commotion Thursday at Tampa International Airport, it’s likely coming from a mass casualty drill staged there every two or three years.
Updated one month ago
Regulators relent on some Uber, Lyft rules, but stick by fingerprint requirement

Regulators relent on some Uber, Lyft rules, but stick by fingerprint requirement

TAMPA — In a move that board members said will open Hillsborough to all rideshare companies, the PTC voted 5-2 Wednesday to adopt new rideshare rules without a $7 minimum or a 7-minute minimum wait.
Updated one month ago
State lawmakers pledge to regulate ridesharing in 2017, call on PTC to suspend action on new rules

State lawmakers pledge to regulate ridesharing in 2017, call on PTC to suspend action on new rules

A coalition of Democratic and Republican lawmakers are the latest to come out against proposed strict rideshare regulations ahead of a critical vote by the Public Transportation Commission Wednesday.
Updated one month ago