Drivers negotiate I-275 Thursday in Tampa. Work begins Monday to add new lanes to I-275 from north of the I-4 interchange to Hillsborough Avenue.
The $85.3 million project adds lanes from north of the I-4 interchange to Hillsborough Avenue.
The seasonal service runs through May 22, 2022.
Tampa International Airport’s Blue Express Curbside lanes will be open for travelers by Thanksgiving.
Sheltair Aviation’s expansion will target the booming private jet industry.


  1. A Connecticut school district is turning to a limousine service company to help transport students to school because of a bus driver shortage that's been exacerbated by the pandemic.
  2. Nancy Becker of New Port Richey embraces Michael Meltzer, 25, while Scarlet Meltzer, 25, looks on at Tampa International Airport on Wednesday. The Meltzers flew in from New York. Becker fostered the siblings, who are her cousin’s grandchildren, when they were younger.
  3. Pedestrians cross Fowler Avenue at 22nd Street in Tampa.  The state will start design and engineering work next year on a planned rebuild of East Fowler Avenue that will look at pedestrian and bicycle safety, intersection improvements and other changes. Where to put dedicated lanes for bus rapid transit remains in question.
  4. Travelers queue up at a security checkpoint Tuesday as traffic grows with the approach of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
  5. During a prayer service, a photo of Emily Walker, right, was shared online by the New Jersey high school where she graduated. Walker, a student at the University of Tampa, was killed in a motorcycle crash at the downtown Tampa campus.
  6. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor of Tampa, center, said Monday that the maps she's seen violate the state's redistricting rules.
  7. Gas prices creep above $3.31 per gallon at a Wawa on N Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa on Nov. 22. Gas prices during Thanksgiving week are expected to hit highs for the year, and their highest Thanksgiving day prices since 2013, according to AAA, the Auto Club Group.
  8. From left, State Attorney General Ashley Moody, House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson stand behind Gov. Ron DeSantis at a news conference last week. DeSantis said Monday he is asking the Legislature to temporarily lower the state gas tax.
  9. A Howard Frankland Bridge traffic jam was labeled “major” on the Florida 511 website, according to a 7:40 a.m. update.
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  13. The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority hopes the final month of a year-long pilot will be a good one for its fleet of two electric autonomous vehicles.
  14. You're not likely to see many special deals right now, but doing your research and being patient when buying a car can go a long way.
  15. Paul Anderson, the CEO of Port Tampa Bay, visits with meeting attendees in 2019. Anderson received a raise, contract extension and bonus in his most recent contract negotiations.
  16. A memorial honoring Alvera Minutello is seen at the intersection of 18th Avenue N and 66th Street N in St. Petersburg on Monday. Minutello, 77, died from injuries she received when she was struck by an electric scooter driver while she was riding a bicycle, police said.
  17. A police boat is seen close to where the plane crashed in the bay near Peter O. Knight Airport on Monday.
  18. Hillsborough County plans $35 million worth of road repairs including work on eight major corridors, 89 neighborhood roads and 32 local fixes. Shown are City of Tampa workers repairing a pothole in September.
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  20. A vehicle fire has caused the right southbound lane of the Sunshine Skyway bridge to be blocked.
  21. The scene at main terminal at Tampa International Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 in Tampa.
  22. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor told reporters Tuesday that meeting with Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin J. Thibault covered issues like mass transit, activating CSX tracks and improving streetcar service.
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