Cars Versus Car-less on the Sustainable Living program

On Monday’s WMNF Sustainable Living program our topic was Urban and Transportation Planning for our future. Guests included, Al Bartolotta, Rodney Chatman, and Chelsea Favero from Forward Pinellas; also from the University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation and Research (CUTR) the director, Professor Robert Berniti joined the program. Topics discussed centered on car-less… Read more »

MidPoint April 12- Pat Kemp, Linda Saul-Sena & Taryn Sabia on transit

While a proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line running from Wesley Chapel to St. Petersburg continues to be the major proposal that the Tampa Bay area transportation community is rallying around, there are a number of critics of the proposal, and three of them participated in Thursday’s MidPoint program. Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp says… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, March 15 – John Judis and Tampa mayoral candidate Topher Morrison

Journalist and author John B. Judis was our guest for the first part of this edition of MidPoint. Judis is an editor at large at Talking Points Memo and the author of The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics. His piece, “The Two Sides of Immigration Policy,” was published in last… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Feb 1st – Scott Pringle, lead consultant on proposed BRT project to run from Wesley Chapel to St. Pete

Scott Jacobs is with Jacobs Engineering,  the consulting group leading the Regional Transit Feasibility Plan in the Tampa Bay area. Two weeks ago, his group unveiled to the public a proposed 41-mile Bus Rapid Transit project that would run from Wesley Chapel in Pasco County down to St.Petersburg. The total cost for the I-275/BRT project… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Jan 18 – Preview of St. Pete Women March; Former St. Pete City Councilman Karl Nurse

This Sunday activists involved with last year’s Women’s March in St. Petersburg will be commemorating the occasion by holding another major rally, this time in Williams Park in downtown from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Joining us on the program to discuss the event were Lisa Perry and Lakeisha Black, two of the organizers of the event. Later… Read more »

Changes to HART’s Bus Routes Draw Pushback from Riders

Radioactivity Wednesday October 18 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll have a discussion about the major changes to HART bus routes in Hillsborough County. There’s been some pushback from riders who say the changes make the bus system harder to use. Earlier this month HART- the transit authority in… Read more »

RAW DEAL by Steven Hill

Is Uber’s Business Model Heading for Collapse?

The American Health Care Act stalls in the Senate The Republican Party’s long-promised repeal of “Obamacare” is in trouble after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote Tuesday on legislation aimed at fulfilling the pledge. The surprise development leaves the legislation’s fate uncertain while raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump… Read more »

Tampa Bay Express

Tampa Bay interstate toll lane plan moves ahead despite opposition to TB Next

A plan to add 90 miles of toll lanes to the existing interstate highways in the Tampa Bay area has taken another step forward; despite overwhelming opposition from the public, the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) voted Tuesday night to include the TB Next plan that used to be called TBX in its five-year… Read more »

Travis Bell, Lena Young Green, Dr. Beverly Ward

Tampa’s Central Avenue: Central to Tampa History, Central to Tampa’s Transportation Future

Will the controversial TBX plan be revived? Central Avenue in Tampa is a storied place and its past, present, and future ties together African American history, police killings, walkable communities, and the future of transportation in the entire Tampa Bay area. A few months ago, residents living in Tampa’s central neighborhoods — Tampa Heights, Ybor… Read more »

Plan for I-275 through Tampa

Urban Planner Joshua Frank on Radioactivity Wednesday

The Solution to Tampa’s Traffic Problem? Tear Down I-275? With its mostly elevated lanes, the interstate chops up communities and cuts through North Tampa, Sulphur Springs, Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights, West Tampa and the Westshore area. The Florida Department of Transportation wants to expand, through what they call the TBX Plan. The plan would add… Read more »

MidPoint Thursday-Dem. gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham; Alan Snel & Kartik Krishnaiyer

Newly announced Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham was on the show on Thursday. “Floridians across the state should be up in arms about the fact that what they voted on, what they said to the state of Florida, that we want you do this and they’re just being ignored,” Graham said on WMNF-88.5 FM about the lack of… Read more »

Heavy traffic on I-275 going into downtown Tampa

Mass Transit Advocate Kevin Thurman on Radioactivity Tuesday

Tallahassee Tries to Limit Local Government Power to Decide Transportation Future In recent days you may have been stuck in long traffic jams on the interstate highway system here in the Bay area. First there was a grassfire that shut down I-275 in Pinellas County during Friday afternoon rush hour. Then there was the multi… Read more »

State Senator Darryl Rouson joins Thursday’s Midpoint

Florida Democratic state Senator Darryl Rouson (SD 19) joined the program for the entire hour. Criminal justice reform, transportation and voting rights were just some of the topics discussed during the program. Rousson represents parts of Pinellas and Hillsborough County in the Legislature. You can listen to the show here.

Tampa Heights Community Garden. WMNF News.

FDOT: TBX toll lanes shouldn’t be elevated through Tampa

The Florida Department of Transportation is shooting down the idea of moving proposed toll lanes from ground level to an elevated expressway in Tampa; Ed McKinney, an FDOT planning and environmental administrator, told Tampa City Council members at the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting Thursday morning that the problems cited by opponents of the Tampa Bay… Read more »