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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. [Tampa Bay Times (2019)]
The speaker wanted to talk about racial bias in a toll road project at a transportation town hall. The commissioner had her escorted out.
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Red-light data from Tampa shows drivers are stepping on the gas on emptier roads
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The coronavirus pandemic has most would-be travelers staying home. But the ones that are on the move feel safe.
Apr. 24• Hillsborough
Movement hit a low in early April then started a slow, steady climb in the second half of the month, GPS data shows.
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  1. A Hertz car rental office in Paramus, N.J., was closed during the coronavirus pandemic on May 6. Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 102-year-old company’s business. [TED SHAFFREY  |  AP]
  2. People walk, bike and run along Bayshore Boulevard near Rome Avenue an area where a cyclist was killed in a collision with motorcyclists on Saturday while trying to cross in a crosswalk. Monday, April 6, 2020 in Tampa.  [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  3. Aerial photo of homes and new construction in the Southfork Lakes subdivision on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in Riverview. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
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  5. Traffic backs up south of  Bloomingdale Avenue in east Hillsborough. Hillsborough County Commissioners are considering raising impact fees on new construction to pay for transportation improvements needed to accommodate growth.  Times (2018)
  6. Luis Hidalgo, right, watches as Joel Rios installs a plastic barrier in his car to protect himself and his passengers from the new coronavirus in the Bronx borough of New York, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Hidalgo, who drives sometimes for Uber, said he has not worked for two months for fear of the coronavirus but mounting bills have forced him back to work; he hopes the plastic barrier will keep him and his passengers safe. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) [SETH WENIG  |  AP]
  7. A 21-year-old Brandon man died on Friday after he lost control of his car on Interstate 4 in Tampa and struck a sign pole, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. [Florida Highway Patrol]
  8. An aerial photo from May 9, 1980, shows the freighter Summit Venture after it collided with the Sunshine Skyway bridge. The bridge collapse killed 35 people.
  9. Paul Hornbuckle's car rests where it skidded to a stop just 14 inches from the edge of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which was struck by the freighter Summit Venture on May 9, 1980 [Times (1980)]
  10. In this April 27 photo, provided by Vince Warburton, passengers get off an American Airlines flight after they landed at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. Social media has been bursting with photos of crowded planes amid the pandemic. That raises the question of how it's even possible when air travel is down more than 90% from a year ago. In some cases, airlines are creating the crowds by canceling other flights and packing passengers onto fewer planes. [VINCE WARBURTON  |  AP]
  11. George Gage died when he was hit by a pool service truck while jogging Jan. 9 on Bayshore Boulevard. A lawsuit has been filed against the driver's employers. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  12. 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. [Tampa Bay Times (2019)]
  13. People enjoy time outside April 1 along Tampa's scenic Bayshore Boulevard, one of the few public spaces open to the public after the city enacted a safer-at- home order in response to the coronavirus pandemic. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  14. Riders wait for a bus to arrive at the Brandon Town Center Mall, a Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority transfer stop. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  15. Air travel has been significantly affected by COVID-19 canceling flights worldwide. Tampa International Airport is seeing the effects of the reduced air travel as the normally busy airport is nearly empty on Wednesday in Tampa. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  16. The Florida Department of Transportation plans to widen the northbound stretch of I-275 at the exit to Kennedy Boulevard and Tampa International Airport by adding another lane. [JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times]
  17. Money from the new Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund was used to retrofit this Directions for Living van to transport the nonprofit's clients. [Directions for Living, Clearwater]
  18. A Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority employee tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
  19. Hillsborough transit officials have taken steps to make buses safer for drivers. But a driver was in a bus terminal restroom Monday when a man confronted him with a knife. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  20. Hillsborough County Commissioner Mariella Smith, left, is hoping commissioners will rescind a vote brought forth by Les Miller, right, to delay any public hearing on a transportation sales tax until 2021. [JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  21. Just two people cross the ticketing and check-in level of Tampa International Airport on Friday, March 27. The airport saw passenger traffic evaporate during what is normally its busiest time of the year. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  22. During the first days of a city pilot program, Ryan Cummings, 23, of Tampa, left, and Alex Frey, 25, also of Tampa, rent Spin electric scooters from a designated parking area along Zack Street. Scooter companies Lime and Bird have stopped operating in the city, but Jump and Spin still provide scooters for people during coronavirus restrictions. [CHRIS URSO  |   Times]
  23. The ramp will be closed until April 6.  [Times files 2008]
  24. A Dunedin reader tells Dr. Delay that the Bass Boulevard and Main Street intersection has a "potentially deadly crosswalk." He and his wife were nearly run over, he said. [Google Maps]
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