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. The city of Clearwater is preparing to buy Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church's parking lot for $1.85 million to build a garage that would help accommodate large events after the nearby Imagine Clearwater project is completed.
  2. A rendering shows the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority's proposed multimodal transit center planned for downtown Clearwater. Officials announced on Aug. 10, 2022, that the U.S. Department of Transportation had approved $20 million to help pay for the long-sought facility. It will feature six bus bays, bicycle and scooter storage, ride-sharing connections, solar panels and electric bus charging stations.
  3. The view off the Gandy Bridge on a June day in 2021. A man was arrested early Sunday after he was caught racing over the bridge at 132 mph, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
  4. A tanker ship travels east under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge en route to the Port Tampa Bay on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in St. Petersburg.
  5. The Cross Bay Ferry Provincetown III is shown carrying passengers headed from St. Petersburg to Tampa in 2019. Wednesday, Hillsborough commissioners will be asked to accelerate the planning work for service to southern Hillsborough.   [Times 2019]
  6. Tiara Holmes, 31, inspects a box of items people left on Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority buses. She mans the front desk at the bus headquarters and tries to contact the items' owners so she can return them.
  7. Traffic streams southbound over the existing Howard Frankland Bridge over Old Tampa Bay on Thursday, June 30, 2022, between Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. FDOT is rebuilding the existing northbound bridge, far left, which was originally constructed in 1959, and adding capacity to alleviate traffic congestion with a new bridge, at right.
  8. HART busses at the Marion Transit Center, 1211 N Marion St, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 in Tampa.
  9. The Resilient Tampa Bay Transportation Federal Highway Administration Pilot Project examined the region’s vulnerability to potential extreme weather and provided strategies to meet and recover from those impacts. Among the project’s findings was that 115 miles of critical roads in the county are vulnerable to storm surge and inland flooding.
  10. A rendering shows the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority's proposed multimodal transit center planned for downtown Clearwater. Officials announced on Aug. 10, 2022, that the U.S. Department of Transportation had approved $20 million to help pay for the long-sought facility.
  11. Al Burns Jr., PSTA director of procurement, looks at what the Bay Pines VA booth has to offer at the PSTA Career Fair on Wednesday in St. Petersburg.
  12. The Republican candidates for District 7 Hillsborough County Commission are Chase Harrison, left, and Joshua Wostal.
  13. The HART Transit Center in downtown Tampa, unlike many of Hillsborough County’s bus stops, boasts benches and shelter galore.
  14. Commuters who usually take the Howard Frankland Bridge to Pinellas County in the mornings may want to consider finding another way this morning.
  15. A passenger walks toward a bus at the HART Transit Center in downtown Tampa on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
  16. The option, first rolled out in Dallas and Houston in July, furthers Uber's expansion into modes of transport beyond its core ride-hailing business.
  17. Arielle McCarthy of Dunedin talks to her daughter, Gianna Ohler, 7, at a stoplight in a golf cart rented recently from the new Channelside Golf Cart Rentals in downtown Tampa. "We had a blast," McCarthy said.
  18. An ambulance overturned after a crash with another vehicle in the area of 118th Avenue N. and 49th Street in Pinellas Park on Friday. According to Pinellas Park police, the collision sent all five people in the ambulance — one patient and four paramedics — to area hospitals for treatment. The driver of the sedan and a passenger both refused medical attention.
  19. Construction at Tampa International Airport June 22, 2021. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure projects nationwide and in Tampa Bay.
  20. Low-cost carrier Avelo Airlines announced a new non-stop route between Tampa International Airport and Lexington, Ky., beginning on Nov. 11. One-way introductory fares start at $39.
  21. St. Petersburg police are warning Kia and Hyundai owners to lock their cars after a string of stolen vehicles this month.
  22. Drivers get gas starting at $3.99 per gallon at a BP station at 2731 Fourth St. N in St. Petersburg on July 25. The average price of a gallon of gas across Tampa Bay fell below $4 on Thursday for the first time since March.
  23. A line of Spirit Airlines jets sit on the tarmac at the Orlando International Airport in May 2020. JetBlue has agreed to buy Spirit Airlines in a $3.8 billion deal, a day after Spirit and Frontier Airlines agreed to abandon their merger proposal.
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