Dayna Lazarus, speaking here in June before the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization board, was ejected two years earlier from a Hillsborough County town hall meeting on proposed toll roads. Lazarus has filed suit over her removal.
The speaker wanted to talk about racial bias in a toll road project at a transportation town hall. The commissioner had her escorted out.
Red-light data from Tampa shows drivers are stepping on the gas on emptier roads
The coronavirus pandemic has most would-be travelers staying home. But the ones that are on the move feel safe.
Movement hit a low in early April then started a slow, steady climb in the second half of the month, GPS data shows.


  1. Traffic moves west on Bloomingdale Avenue near Goronto Lakes during afternoon rush hour. Hillsborough County commissioners could begin the process of a November 2022 transportation sales tax referendum as early as this coming week.
  2. Aerial photo of homes and new construction last year in the Southfork Lakes subdivision in Riverview. On Wednesday, Hillsborough Commission Chair Pat Kemp will ask her colleagues to eliminate impact fee discounts on new home construction.
  3. Bus riders wait for a bus to arrive recently at the Brandon Town Center Mall.  A HART lawyer said Monday that the state Department of Revenue told him that they don't have the capacity to issue refunds for sales tax collected under the All For Transportation plan overturned by the state Supreme Court last week. The Hillsborough CIrcuit Court would have jurisdiction over what should be done with the $502.3 million collected in the county and unspent, he said.
  4. The HART streetcar line between the Cumberland Avenue and York Street stations will be closed for repairs beginning today until March 12. Vans will be available for transporting those unable to walk the 500 feet between stations.
  5. Florida's five Supreme Court justices listen to oral arguments Feb. 5 in a case challenging the validity of Hillsborough's transportation tax. From left: Alan Lawson, Ricky Polston, Chief Justice Charles Canady, Jorge Labarga and Carlos Muñiz.
  6. The Suncoast Parkway ends north of Brooksville, but a controversial project on the state Department of Transportation's work list would extend it north to Jefferson County.
  7. A pedestrian injured in a Jan. 30 crash in Pinellas County has died.
  8. A pickup driver was arrested on a charge of driving without a license and may face other charges in the death of a woman crossing the street in a wheelchair, St. Petersburg police said.
  9. A man was killed Monday night after he had a flat tire, pulled over and was hit by a pickup truck, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
  10. Vehicles are piled up after a fatal crash on Interstate 35 near Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday.  The massive crash involving 75 to 100 vehicles on an icy Texas interstate.
  11. Traffic streams toward St. Petersburg southbound on the Howard Frankland Bridge on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.
  12. The I-275 interchange near Westshore Plaza. The state Department of Transportation's tentative work plan calls for a two-year delay in the construction of an expected $1.4 billion project to revamp the I-275 interchange at West Shore..
  13. Members of the media and others are silhouetted as an Allegiant Air plane is seen on Aug. 25, 2020 at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in Clearwater.
  14. The Tampa City Council voted Feb. 4 to being repealing the city's parking ordinance, approved last year, that has generated complaints from downtown churchgoers and others since taking effect this year.
  15. Construction continues on the Gateway Expressway project on 118th Ave N on Jan. 26 in Pinellas Park where a flyover bridge has been designed to connect the expressway to US 19.
  16. Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority Chief Executive Officer Adelee Le Grand listens during a board meeting Monday at Hillsborough County Center. Le Grand announced Thursday she was replacing the agency's interim chief financial officer.
  17. Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano, center, announced the implementation of a plan for on-site COVID-19 tests at the airport on Sept. 29, 2020.
  18. The Florida Department of Transporation is about to close Overpass Road in east Pasco for a year. The closure is needed to construct the new interchange at Overpass Road and Interstate 75. A signed detour is planned.
  19. Officials pose for a picture while socially distanced and wearing masks after a new conference at the PSTA headquarters on Friday, May 29, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
  20. Traffic is shown on Bloomingdale Avenue near Gornto Lakes. Wednesday, Hillsborough County commissioners were briefed on a planned $190 bond issue to help close a more than $400 million deficit in the county's 10-year transportation plan.
  21. Construction is nearing completion on toll gates at the westbound entrance to the Selmon Extension, the 1.9-mile toll lanes running along the median of Gandy Boulevard in South Tampa.
  22. A Tampa man was killed Monday night after he lost control of a motorcycle at U.S. 301 and Interstate 4, Florida Highway Patrol troopers reported.