Tag: Tampa Bay Express
A vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Image via AP.

Joe HendersonMay 23, 2017
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Transportation issues in the Tampa Bay area have been well-documented and they will get worse before they get better — assuming, of course, “better” ever comes. The Florida Department of Transportation wanted to attack the problem with a plan called Tampa Bay Express, or TBX. I’ll simplify: It called for building more roads, including 90 […]

Tom JacksonSeptember 7, 2016
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As someone who lives near a thoroughfare in a constant state of construction, I sympathize with anyone who looks upon the approach of road expansion with dread. It’s noisy. It’s dirty. It’s inconvenient. It’s hard on tires and suspensions. It impedes traffic in ways that seem to outweigh any eventual benefit. And all but the […]

Mitch PerryJune 16, 2016
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Although Lisa Montelione announced last fall that she would challenge fellow Democrat Mike Reedy in the House District 63 primary election this August, she didn’t officially submit her resign-to-run letter announcing her departure from the Tampa City Council until last Friday. She wrote she was submitting her resignation with “a heavy heart,” and jokingly said Wednesday night that putting […]

Mitch PerryJune 15, 2016
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Speaking with FloridaPolitics.com last week, Democratic Senate District 18 candidate Bob Buesing said he was maintaining an open mind regarding the Tampa Bay Express project, but said he wanted the Florida Department of Transportation to show more flexibility in working with the local neighborhoods in Tampa that will be directly affected by its implementation. The controversial $3.3 billion toll lanes […]

Mitch PerryMay 18, 2016
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House District 60 Republicans Jackie Toledo and Rebecca Smith both have a background in transportation, so it was natural that they be asked to weigh in on the Tampa Bay Express project (TBX), the controversial Florida Department of Transportation billion-dollar project that would add all-express toll lanes on I-275. Speaking at the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee’s monthly meeting on […]


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