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. HART busses at the Marion Transit Center, 1211 N Marion St, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 in Tampa.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The Republican candidates for District 7 Hillsborough County Commission are Chase Harrison, left, and Joshua Wostal.
  6. The HART Transit Center in downtown Tampa, unlike many of Hillsborough County’s bus stops, boasts benches and shelter galore.
  7. Commuters who usually take the Howard Frankland Bridge to Pinellas County in the mornings may want to consider finding another way this morning.
  8. A passenger walks toward a bus at the HART Transit Center in downtown Tampa on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Construction at Tampa International Airport June 22, 2021. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure projects nationwide and in Tampa Bay.
  13. 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.
  14. St. Petersburg police are warning Kia and Hyundai owners to lock their cars after a string of stolen vehicles this month.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. A view of the I-275 northbound Sunpass lane at the Skyway Bridge.
  18. A motorist fills up the tank on a sedan on Friday in Saratoga, Wyo. The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline plunged 32 cents over the past two weeks to $4.54 per gallon.
  19. Tatiana Cruz (pictured here) and her husband, Mario, took advantage of their love of fishing and the pandemic to create an organization that benefits Hispanics in the sport of kayak fishing.
  20. Some members of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority want to push forward with a potential $500,000 study on the feasibility of using the CSX tracks for future passenger service. Separately, a proposed $3.5 million study of a regionwide passenger rail system remains on the five-year priority list for Hillsborough’s Transportation Planning Organization.
  21. First responders work at the scene of a fatal crash on the Kennedy Boulevard exit ramp from northbound Interstate 275 on Monday morning.
  22. Gas prices are displayed as drivers pump gas at a Walmart Fuel Station Monday in Palm Harbor. Costs are on a downward trend.
  23. A rendering from WSP Engineering shows what a potential neighborhood station could look like for a 41-mile bus rapid transit line connecting Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
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