Advertisement
news

Transportation

Advertisement
Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller [JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Tampa Bay Times]
With the All For Transportation tax in limbo, county commissioners plan to move forward with a replacement referendum for the November 2020 election
Yesterday• Hillsborough
“It’s never too late to do the right thing,” said one Miami-Dade county commissioner before the unanimous vote.
Earlier today• Florida Politics
In setting a federally required safety standard, road planners say they hope it doesn’t get worse.
1 hour ago• Pasco
County Commissioner chair Les Miller has proposed putting a half-cent tax on the 2020 ballot in case the Florida Supreme Court strikes down the penny sales tax.
Feb. 15• Transportation

LATEST

  1. A wrong-way driver headed south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Pasco County caused a crash that resulted in the death of a 45-year-old motorcyclist, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.  Over a three-year period ending in 2018, the county averaged 97 traffic fatalities annually. [Florida Highway Patrol]
  2. Luis Espel, 22, uses the Cass Street bike lane to commute to work in Tampa. Times (2019)
  3. Hillsborough County Commission chair Les Miller. [Tampa Bay Times]
  4. Sponsored Content
  5. FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo Southwest pilots prepare for a flight at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla.  (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File) [MIKE STEWART  |  AP]
  6. Tampa International Airport, [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times (2017)]
  7. Now in its second year, the Cross-Bay Ferry sails daily, November through April, from St. Petersburg to Tampa and back. Ridership so far this year has nearly doubled over the same period last year. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  8. Ben Limmer addresses the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority board Friday before being terminated as chief executive officer. [CAITLIN JOHNSTON  |  Times]
  9. One reader wrote to Dr. Delay suggesting the state post more signs that read: "Slower traffic keep right" on the highways to ease traffic stacking up in the left lane. (Times) [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]
  10. Florida stopped providing free juice at welcome centers last year. [Times (2015)] [Tampa Tribune]
  11. Chief executive Ben Limmer attended a special meeting of the Hillsborough County transit agency board where members voted to fire him. [CAITLIN JOHNSTON  |  CAITLIN JOHNSTON  |  Times]
  12. The Sierra Club is suing federal environmental regulators to try to block the extension of Ridge Road in Pasco County through a nature preserve. [C.T. Bowen | Times]
  13. The St. Petersburg City Council voted Thursday to expand its bike share program by replacing its existing bikes with new ones and adding 50 electric bikes. [Times (2018)]
  14. Florida has some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country. [St. Petersburg Police Department]
  15. Florida's Supreme Court justices listen to arguments Wednesday in Tallahassee on Hillsborough County's transportation sales tax. From left are Alan Lawson, Ricky Polston, Chief Justice Charles Canady, Jorge Labarga and Carlos Muñiz [CAITLIN JOHNSTON  |  Times]
  16. Members of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority board discuss an investigation into the agency's chief executive officer, Ben Limmer, during a board meeting Monday. [CAITLIN JOHNSTON  |  Times]
  17. Short-term parking at Tampa International Airport. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]
  18. Typically, the quickest solution is to temporarily patch potholes to make a road drivable for the day-to-day commute until it can be repaired long-term. [Times]
  19. Ben Limmer, chief executive officer of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, has been on paid leave for three months during an investigation stemming from a whistleblower complaint. Limmer oversees an operation with more than 800 employees and about 180 vehicles. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  20. Tom Murray of Willow Brook Court stands at the fence surrounding the sink-hole riddled drainage area in the Lakeside Woodlands neighborhood in Hudson. [MICHELE MILLER  |  Times]
  21. Chris Murray with the Downtowner ride service drops off a passenger in the Channelside area. The popular free service is now in jeopardy. [Times (2017)]
  22. Members Pat Kemp, left, and Kathleen Shanahan quarreled over contracts during a Hillsborough Area Regional Transit committee meeting. [Courtesy of Pat Kemp, Kathleen Shanahan]
  23. A look at the construction on the Tierra Verde bridge project which is the bridge between Isla Del Sol and Tierra Verde islands on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in St. Petersburg. The project began in December 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2021. [DIRK SHADD  |  DIRK SHADD | Tampa Bay Times]
  24. Residents and commuters are complaining about heavy traffic ever since the Florida Department of Transportation closed both northbound lanes on Nebraska Avenue just south of Hillsborough Avenue (U.S. 92) in Tampa on Jan. 6, to install new drainage pipes under Nebraska Avenue between Giddens Avenue and Hillsborough Avenue. [Florida Department of Transportation]
Advertisement
Advertisement