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The Scoop: Tues., December 5, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Criminal investigation of FL GOP chair The Republican Party of Florida is calling for a vote on the future of its chairperson, Christian Ziegler, who is under criminal investigation after a woman accused him of...
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Tampa Bay Estuary Program: create breaches in causeways

Old Tampa Bay; it’s the most northerly section of the Bay and furthest from the mouth – where the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is located – so that leads to the water there being the most...
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...
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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...
Tampa Heights Community Garden. WMNF News.

TBX opponents will protest before Tampa FDOT meeting

The Florida Department of Transportation is holding an information session Wednesday evening at the Seminole Heights Library to update residents on the controversial highway expansion project known as Tampa Bay Express, or TBX. But beforehand a...
MPO CAC on TBX

Will TBX affect air quality?

There will be a series of public meetings and workshops about the controversial interstate expansion project known as Tampa Bay Express beginning at the end of the month. Despite the upcoming meetings, some opponents of...

Transportation officials and TBX opponents debate the controversial interstate project

BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday  we had a debate over the TBX project, the hotly debated interstate project that proposes to build toll roads in the middle  the 1-4 and 1-275 interstates through the...
Linda Saul-Sena and Stop TBX activist Mauricio Rosas

Tampa Council members want consultant to study TBX

Some members of Tampa City Council are so enraged at a proposed interstate highway expansion that would cut through neighborhoods that they want to hire a consultant to analyze its impacts. Council members met Thursday morning...
bicycles at Ft. DeSoto

FDOT seeks input on Coast-to-Coast trail

Florida is trying to complete a multi-use trail that would link St. Petersburg with the Canaveral National Seashore on the state’s east coast; the Florida Department of Transportation is organizing public meetings for input on...
"Wrong-Way Driver Alert" sign

How to protect yourself from wrong-way drivers

It’s a familiar story: last weekend two people, including a Hillsborough Sheriff’s deputy, were killed in a collision involving a wrong-way driver on the Selmon Expressway. Kris Carson, spokesperson for the Florida Department of Transportation,...

New report rates TBX Project as one of the worst highway plans in the country

By Rob Lorei On Tuesday, the independent group U.S PIRG released a report called Highway Boondogles 2 which listed 12 highway development projects throughout the country that fail to address transportation woes. Making it the list is the much-criticized...

Tampa City Council members sympathize with residents furious about FDOT plans for interstate expansion

Tampa City Council members sympathize with residents furious about FDOT plans for interstate expansion

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