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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...
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...
Tampa Bay Express

Transit supporters wary of re-branded TBX

The major plan to put toll lanes on interstate highways in the Tampa Bay area and make other transportation changes has undergone a “reset;” but many transit activists who opposed what was originally called TBX...

Tampa area express toll lanes approved by MPO

Shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday morning, after hours of heated debate, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization voted 12-4 to move forward on the highly controversial $6 billion road project known as TBX. Voting against the project...
Lisa Montelione

FDOT now has less money to buy property in the way of TBX

The Florida Department of Transportation now has considerably less money to purchase homes and businesses that are in the way of its proposed TBX expressway project. Tampa City Council member Lisa Montelione said Tuesday morning that...
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...

MidPoint for Thursday, July 30 – The Tampa Bay Express – a good or bad thing?

The Florida Department of Transportation has some big ideas for the I-275/I-4 intersection. A multi-billion dollar proposal from FDOT called the Tampa Bay Express would add toll lanes to I-275, from the Pinellas County side...

County passes 25 year transportation plan for 2035.

After several years of planning, the Hillborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization passed a $12 billion long-range transportation plan yesterday. The 25-year plan includes highway, transit, and pedestrian improvements county-wide, and passed unanimously. Some South Hillsborough...

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