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TBARTA Board talks rail, airport leg listen

06/25/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today transit officials heard the latest on proposed rail lines in the Tampa Bay area. The question of an airport connection was front and center.

"We haven't gotten used to being among the best in a lot of things. But when it comes to transportation, Hillsborough County is last for commuters. Dead last."

After Tampa Bay Partnership president Stuart Rogel screened his organization’s new ad promoting a transit tax in Hillsborough, County Commission Chair and TBARTA Board member Ken ...


In Ybor, I-4 Crosstown Connector breaks ground listen

04/09/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Although construction has already begun, the official groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning for the highway to connect I-4 with the Port of Tampa and the Selmon Crosstown Expressway. Gov. Charlie Crist said the project, funded with $105 million dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will mean more jo...

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Gandy Boulevard transportation projects under fire listen

07/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Gandy Boulevard is undergoing major renovation in South Tampa. This morning at the Jan Platt Library, Mayor Pam Iorio and other city and transportation officials listened to concerns of residents about those projects.

Citizens had three major concerns about future Gandy construction: the possibility of tolls, a 30-foot median, and an elevated portion of the road.

Joseph Waggoner, the new executive director of the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), asked people to join a n...

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