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Passenger Delwin Cole, left, talks with U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor on April 9 on a MetroRapid bus as part of a Transit Town Hall sponsored by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

Hillsborough officials seek one voice on changes to speed up bus service

TAMPA — Hillsborough's transit agency discussed plans Monday to expand the MetroRapid bus program, which provides expedited service in more congested parts of the county. There's one problem: Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority board members worry the plan is at odds with the county's Go Hillsborough initi …


    Fla GOP announces new leadership

    The Republican Party of Florida, following a post-election shake-up that saw Gov. Rick Scott's choice to lead the state party defeated by state state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, announced new top staffers today:...


    That Tampa-Havana connection: Natalie and Shantalie Peraza walk past a mural in Ybor City last week.

    Tampa's efforts to lead in Cuban relations get some national attention

    The New York Times took a close look Sunday at the work of business and political leaders in Tampa to position the city as a future gateway to Cuba....


    Florida Legislature leaves building blocks for future education proposals

    The Florida Legislature's abrupt sine die last week left several education-related bills languishing. Perhaps most surprising to die was a measure to scale back class size penalties, an idea that sailed through both chambers and was set for a final Senate vote that never came....