Sunday, July 22, 2018
Transportation

St. Petersburg picks finalists for 40th Avenue NE bridge project

ST. PETERSBURG — Four firms have been selected as finalists to take on project management of the 40th Avenue NE bridge repair project. The bridge, which was shut down for emergency repairs last year but was soon re-opened for outer lane traffic, is expected to be replaced. Each firm will make a final presentation at a meeting open to the public on Jan. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Water Resources Training Room (650 Third Ave. N).

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Update: Duke Energy restores power to St. Pete traffic lights

ST. PETERSBURG — Power was restored to the traffic signals at six intersections that were knocked out Tuesday afternoon by a Duke Energy power outrage, according to St. Petersburg police.Police remind motorists that when they encounter an intersectio...
Published: 07/17/18
All aboard! Bob Buckhorn will back the CrossBay Ferry

All aboard! Bob Buckhorn will back the CrossBay Ferry

TAMPA — Bob Buckhorn has hopped on board the political effort to bring back the CrossBay Ferry.Tampa’s mayor will recommend to the City Council at its July 26 meeting that it kick in the city’s $150,000 share to fund the ferry’s return in November.Th...
Published: 07/12/18
SunPass resumes posting charges after month of issues

SunPass resumes posting charges after month of issues

SunPass is back — at least in part.The Florida Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the beleaguered tolling system had resumed posting transactions, more than four million so far.Individual charges will be posted gradually, FDOT said i...
Updated one month ago
Carlton: Suddenly the governor’s riding the rails? Okay, we’ll take it

Carlton: Suddenly the governor’s riding the rails? Okay, we’ll take it

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who wants voters to send him to the U.S. Senate in November, just announced that our state will start taking private bids to build a badly needed high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando.Rail?Really?When certain politic...
Updated one month ago
You can catch the bus from Wiregrass to TIA beginning July 1

You can catch the bus from Wiregrass to TIA beginning July 1

WESLEY CHAPEL – Steven Feigenbaum doesn’t mince words in describing a mass transit route from Wesley Chapel to downtown Tampa."A failed route,’’ he said.Ridership is "practically nothing,’’ he said, on the route known as 51 LX providing early-morning...
Updated one month ago
Delta is banning pit bull service dogs, which might not be legal

Delta is banning pit bull service dogs, which might not be legal

Amid growing scrutiny of animals in airplane cabins, several airlines have unveiled tightened policies aimed at limiting the number of untrained pets or unusual species on flights. The changes, they have said, are driven by safety considerations and ...
Updated one month ago