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Court arguments will be on April 9 in a lawsuit alleging Florida illegally withheld records on migrant flights

An appeals court scheduled arguments for April 9 in a lawsuit about Florida withholding records on migrant flights.
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The Scoop: Wed., March 6, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

FDOT says construction on the often-congested I-275 to I-4 interchange in Tampa is expected to be completed in 2027.

Downtown Tampa interchange improvements set for 2027 completion

Construction of the often-congested I-275 to I-4 interchange is expected to be completed in 2027. WMNF's Chris Young has the story.
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Environmental group responds after Florida turns down $320 million in federal funding to reduce tailpipe pollution

The Florida Department of Transportation turned down $320 million in federal funding to reduce carbon emissions.
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Florida turns down $320 million from feds to reduce tailpipe pollution

Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jared Perdue has turned down $320 million in federal money to reduce tailpipe emissions.
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Could frequent users of toll highways continue to get a break in Florida?

A program provides 50 percent credits to people who use SunPass or other Florida transponders and make 35 or more toll-road trips a month.
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Florida DOT and a contractor face a records lawsuit on migrant flights

An open-government group has filed a lawsuit against FDOT & a contractor alleging they broke public-records laws re: migrant flights to Mass.

In Florida, budget woes won’t get you out of accessibility responsibilities

The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act provided federal civil rights safeguards for people with physical and mental impairments. But in the years since numerous pieces of federal and state-level legislation have determined exactly how those...

Public pushback on M-CORES highlights risk to panthers

Public pushback against proposed toll highways through rural Florida continues to focus on conservation and protecting Florida’s struggling panther population. Every commenter during Monday’s M-CORES task force meeting opposed the construction. Listen: The issue for...

MPO votes to keep plans to expand I-275

On Tuesday the Metropolitan Planning Organization narrowly voted to keep controversial highway improvements in their 5 year Transportation Improvement Plan. Florida Department of Transportation District 7 Secretary David Gwynn argued in favor of keeping the...

Amid Public Outcry, Hillsborough Planners Vote In Favor of Interstate Expansion

After over four hours of comments from the public Tuesday night, the board that sets long-term transportation priorities for Hillsborough County voted to keep two controversial projects to add lanes to the interstate north of...
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MPO will vote on Hillsborough transportation priorities — will widening interstate be one?

On Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s board [MPO] will meet to vote transportation priorities; it will consider plans for expanding the number of lanes and overpasses where I-4 and I-275...

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