Iris Rogers of Bradenton is overcome with emotion Wednesday while visiting a makeshift memorial at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Lois Avenue for two Plant High students killed in a motorcycle crash.
A traffic signal at Bay to Bay and Lois would cost $550,000, so temporary measures are under consideration. But there’s no money for them yet, either.
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.


  1. Tampa City Council gathered earlier this month for a budget workshop meeting, discussing the spending plan and investment priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.
  2. After Hurricane Ian last month, the Jackson House stood bruised and soaked — but still standing.
  3. Sara Elizabeth Murphy, 36, was arrested for DUI manslaughter and driving while license suspended involving a death in a Saturday crash along an Interstate 275 off ramp, just outside of St. Petersburg.
  4. Passengers board a Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority bus at Grand Central Station in St. Petersburg in 2020. Facing a shortfall in this year's budget, the transit agency's board accepted some proposed service reductions Wednesday but saved other routes from the chopping block, meaning the agency has until a final budget vote on Sept. 27 to find about $500,000 to balance the budget.
  5. The driver of a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office vehicle struck and injured a 15-year-old pedestrian in Seminole Thursday morning, deputies said.
  6. As the dispute drags on, Ybor residents argue there is more than just bookkeeping issue and zoning conflict at stake: The well-being of their neighborhood is, too.
  7. A cyclist rides north along the Pinellas trail as it crosses Wilson Street on Aug. 24 in Dunedin. The lane direction markings have been repainted but can still be confusing along portions of the trail through Dunedin.
  8. People wait to claim their luggage at Tampa International Airport in March.
  9. An airplane with Spirit Airlines taxis on the tarmac at Tampa International Airport (TIA) on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Spirit is adding back seven routes
  10. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shared this image of the Howard Frankland Bridge on Wednesday morning, asking motorists to stay off the roads. Authorities closed the bridge in both directions due to storm surge from Hurricane Idalia.
  11. Cars wait in the cell phone parking lot, while looking at flight statuses at Tampa International Airport on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Tampa.
  12. The SunRunner rapid bus service, pictured Friday at a stop in St. Pete Beach, will start charging riders regular fares on Oct. 1, a month earlier than planned. The change, approved Wednesday in a vote by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority board of directors, comes after St. Pete Beach residents complained the free service was bringing homeless people into their community.
  13. The SunRunner pauses at its beach access stop on Friday in St. Pete Beach. The stop has been a source of consternation for St. Pete Beach residents and officials, as well as Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who have put pressure on transit officials to impose fares on the rapid bus line in an effort to dissuade homeless people from riding it.
  14. A 9-year-old boy driving an ATV was hurt in a crash in Pasco County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  15. Launching the SunRunner bus line — including a bus pictured in October 2022 — was among the achievements that earned the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority an award from the American Public Transportation Association, one of the industry's highest honors.
  16. In Hillsborough County and communities across the country, one-time federal cash injections during the pandemic are running out, leaving transit agency’s facing a rocky road ahead. That could mean fares return the TECO Line Streetcar.
  17. Tesla vehicles are seen at charging stations Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 at a Wawa gas station in Clearwater. There are an estimated 58,000 electric vehicles in Florida and, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, Florida has the third-largest electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the country, behind California and New York.
  18. A yellow Pirate Water Taxi boat floats down the river near the Tampa Riverwalk in Tampa in 2018.
  19. City Council chairperson Guido Maniscalco during Mayor Jane Castor's presentation on her proposed budget for 2024, on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023 at Old City Hall.
  20. Mayor Jane Castor details the proposed budget for the next financial year to the Tampa City Council Meeting on Thursday.
  21. Bright yellow Tesla SUVs will be available in October to ferry people around downtown Tampa as part of a low-cost new rideshare service called Dash.
  22. Clearwater police shut down the eastbound lanes of the Courtney Campbell Causeway for just over an hour Friday afternoon after two vehicle crashed.
  23. A wrong-way driver caused a crash on Interstate 4 in Seffner early this morning that closed all westbound lanes. All lanes reopened just after 8:30 a.m.
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