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The Cross Bay Ferry, Provincetown III leaves the Vinoy Yacht Basin in January 2019. Hillsborough County commissioners agreed Wednesday to try to negotiate an extension to the seasonal service that is scheduled to end this year.
Hillsborough County wants to extend the current Cross Bay Ferry and will study expanding it as a south county commuter route.
A 12-cent overcharge for a pizza spurs litigation seeking the restaurant chain to make amends to customers
Exactly who should have jurisdiction over disbursing $503 million remains unresolved in Hillsborough circuit court
The Florida Supreme Court ruling became final March 15, but some businesses are still charging 8.5 percent tax on purchases.

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  1. The Overtown neighborhood in Miami.
  2. Traffic is seen along Interstate 4 in the Champions Gate area near Orlando. A portion of the road, between Tampa's central business district and southwest Orlando,  is targeted for technological upgrades to better manage traffic flow with the aim to make the highway safer and less congested.  [CHRIS URSO | Times]
  3. One Tampa woman was killed and another critically injured Sunday morning in a wrong-way crash on U.S. 41, troopers said.
  4. Chris Murray with the Downtowner ride service drops off a passenger in the Channelside area. The rideshare will be closing down in Tampa at the end of April.
  5. Mailers promoted the one percent sales tax for Hillsborough Count transportation projects. Voters approved the sales tax referendum by a 57-43 margin in November 2018. This week a judge's order says he will retain the authority to help devise a refund of the tax. TIMES (2018)
  6. A toll gate remains under construction at the westbound entrance to the Selmon Extension, the 1.9-mile toll lane located in the median of Gandy Boulevard, on Jan. 26, 2021, in Tampa. The extension will allow a choice for local residents and regional travelers: use Gandy Boulevard for local destinations or use the Selmon Extension for a direct connection to the Selmon Expressway or the Gandy Bridge. The route is scheduled to open April 19.
  7. The Cross Bay Ferry, Provincetown III leaves the Vinoy Yacht Basin in January 2019. Hillsborough County commissioners agreed Wednesday to try to negotiate an extension to the seasonal service that is scheduled to end this year.
  8. An attorney in Lutz is suing Pizza Hut of America, saying it illegally charged a higher sales tax in Hillsborough County after the Florida Supreme Court had voided the transportation sales tax.  [PRNewswire]
  9. Tampa International Airport will raise parking rates by $2 per day as it rolls out a new online parking booking portal on April 6. If you use the online portal, the price will remain the same.
  10. These are some of the mail pieces used by the, citizens group All for Transportation in the sales tax referendum campaign of 2018. Fifty-seven percent of the voters supported the tax that later was voided by the Florida Supreme Court.   [Times 2018 |
  11. Goody Goody is among the Tampa International Airport restaurants offering touchless airside delivery through the airport's new TPA to Go program. Shown here are Goody Goody's Hyde Park burger, french fries and butterscotch pie, photographed at the airport in 2018.
  12. Police investigate the scene of a hit and run crash early Monday in Pinellas Park that left a bicyclist critically injured.
  13. Those inside a van were ejected when its roof was torn off in a fatal collision on Interstate 95, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
  14. This satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows the cargo ship MV Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal near Suez, Egypt, on Friday. A maritime traffic jam grew to more than 200 vessels Friday outside the Suez Canal and some vessels began changing course as dredgers worked frantically to free a giant container ship that is stuck sideways in the waterway and disrupting global shipping.
  15. Aerial photo of homes and new construction in the Southfork Lakes subdivision in Riverview in  March  2020.
  16. Three people were injured when two cars collided Tuesday night at at a U.S. 301 intersection in Riverview.
  17. In this photo released by the Suez Canal Authority, a boat navigates in front of a massive cargo ship, named the Ever Green, rear, sits grounded Wednesday after it turned sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal, blocking traffic in a crucial East-West waterway for global shipping. An Egyptian official warned Wednesday it could take at least two days to clear the ship.
  18. A receipt from Whole Foods Market shows the store charged a sales tax rate of 8.5 percent on Saturday, March 20. The Florida Supreme Court order voiding the penny-on-the-dollar sales tax for transportation became effective March 15.
  19. The wreckage of a car sits along a shoulder on eastbound Interstate 4 after a collision Wednesday night that seriously injured the driver.
  20. Mailers promoting a 1 percent sales tax for Hillsborough County residents to fund transportation projects, which voters approved in November 2018. The Department of Revenue told businesses Tuesday March 16 to stop collecting the tax.
  21. An overturned truck closed southbound Interstate 275 near Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa.
  22. Wrong-way signs at interchanges along Interstate 275 in Tampa are among the simplest tools used by the state Department of Transportation to keep motorists in the right travel lanes.
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