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. Republican candidates for District 7 Hillsborough County Commission, Chase Harrison (left) and Joshua Wostal.
  2. 2 hours ago• Transportation
    A passenger walks toward a bus at the HART Transit Center in downtown Tampa.
  3. Commuters who usually take the Howard Frankland Bridge to Pinellas County in the mornings may want to consider finding another way this morning.
  4. A passenger walks toward a bus at the HART Transit Center in downtown Tampa on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Construction at Tampa International Airport June 22, 2021. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure projects nationwide and in Tampa Bay.
  9. 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.
  10. St. Petersburg police are warning Kia and Hyundai owners to lock their cars after a string of stolen vehicles this month.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. A view of the I-275 northbound Sunpass lane at the Skyway Bridge.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. First responders work at the scene of a fatal crash on the Kennedy Boulevard exit ramp from northbound Interstate 275 on Monday morning.
  18. Gas prices are displayed as drivers pump gas at a Walmart Fuel Station Monday in Palm Harbor. Costs are on a downward trend.
  19. 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.
  20. A woman died Sunday in Sun City Center when the golf cart she was driving collided with a pickup truck.
  21. A six-month-old Bradenton girl was killed in a crash on Interstate 75 in Pasco County early Thursday and a tractor-trailer driver who left the scene was arrested, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  22. Brad Miller, chief executive of Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, announcing the launch day of Tampa Bay's first bus rapid transit system, July 13, 2022. The  will SunRunner will open Oct. 22, 2022.
  23. Traffic streams 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, which was originally constructed in 1959, and adding capacity to alleviate traffic congestion.
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