Hillsborough County plans to use $35 million from its federal American Recovery Act appropriation to repave roads. It is the initial expenditure of the $285 million allocated to the county in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [TIMES  (2004)]
Allocations of the $285.9 million in federal aid also will target environment, public safety and other needs.
The airline will launch with service to and from New Haven., Conn.
It will be 20 months after it closed because of the pandemic and with safety measures that it hopes will curb a spate of fatal collisions.


  1. In recent years, Port Tampa Bay has expanded its cranes and other container services in attempts to boost its container business. With container ships backing up off major ports on both coasts, leading to a supply chain logjam, Port Tampa Bay and other Florida ports are making a pitch for companies to start sending more of their cargo business to Florida.
  2. Tim Wronka (right) and Matt Infante (left), from Spectrum Bay News 9, shoot footage of Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas at Port Tampa Bay Saturday, October 16, 2021. Port Tampa Bay and Royal Caribbean International celebrated the first cruise vessel departure from Tampa Bay since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a no-sail order about 18 months ago.
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  4. A Southwest Airlines passenger lands at Tampa International Airport on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Tampa.
  5. Guests line up to board the Cross Bay Ferry docked at the Tampa Convention Center on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 in Tampa. The season service returns Oct. 21, 2021.
  6. A Boeing 737 MAX-9, built for Alaska Airlines, undergoes testing as it flies past the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington, on March 23, 2020.
  7. Construction at the Interstate 75 interchange with Overpass Road in Pasco County. Photo from Sept. 15, 2021.
  8. The former Kforce headquarters on East Palm Avenue in Tampa is the focus of a possible new stadium pitch from the Tampa Bay Rays, county officials have said. The Rays already approached Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson about possible state help with infrastructure costs with a new stadium in Ybor City.
  9. Rendering of a garage condo unit in Paddock1, set to open during summer 2022 in Tampa.
  10. The Coast Guard helps boaters after two vessels collided near Clearwater Beach on Thursday morning.
  11. A United Airlines plane pushes away from a gate at Terminal E as American Airlines planes are seen at Terminal C on Sept. 8 at DFW Airport.
  12. Hillsborough County will close lanes on Interstate 75 between exits 240 and 246 beginning Monday, Oct. 4.
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  14. A crash has critically injured one person, caused a hazardous materials spill and will result in traffic being shut down at Belcher Road and Nebraska Avenue for hours Friday afternoon, Palm Harbor Fire Rescue said.
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  17. Sumner High School in Riverview, shown during construction five months before opening, is 700 students over capacity 13 months after opening its doors.
  18. Frontier Airlines said Tuesday that it will add five new routes to and from Tampa International Airport by the end of 2021, bringing the total number of cities it serves from Tampa to 26. The carrier opened a crew base for nearly 400 pilots and flights attendants in Tampa in May.
  19. Work continues on a portion of the Citrus Park Drive extension Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in the Citrus Park area of Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County faces a nearly billion-dollar shortfall over the next decade to build roads, improve intersections and add sidewalks and trails.
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  21. The Cross Bay Ferry would operate year round beginning in 2024 under the terms of a new contract approved Wednesday by Hillsborough County commissioners. Separately, private companies HMS Ferries and South Swell Development Group will start development work on a planned ferry to link southern Hillsborough to MacDill Air Force Base.
  22. An American Airlines plane pushes back from the gate at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Terminal C. The Justice Department and officials in six states have filed a lawsuit to block a partnership formed by American Airlines and JetBlue, claiming that it will reduce competition and lead to higher fares.
  23. A screenshot of video of the carjacking.