Transportation is among Tampa’s and St. Petersburg’s clean energy challenges: Insights from the 2024 scorecard

The Hillsborough County School Board has approved putting the question before voters about a tax increase

Gateway Expressway in Pinellas County to open Friday afternoon

The Gateway Expressway project in Pinellas County is on track to finally open. WMNF's Chris Young reports on the opening.
SunRunner bus in St. Pete. By Seán Kinane/WMNF News

DeSantis OKs a transportation package including prohibiting state money from going into local public transit advertising

Department of Transportation funds can’t be used for marketing or advertising activities on vehicles operated by public transit agencies.

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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Florida Senators support penalizing left-lane cruising drivers

Left-lane cruising would be forbidden on highways with at least two lanes in the same direction and speed limits of 65 mph or higher.
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Bill in Florida Legislature would set aside I-4 land for Brightline passenger rail between Tampa and Orlando

Public land would have to be set aside along Interstate 4 so private passenger rail service could be extended between Orlando and Tampa.
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New ‘move over law’ takes effect for Florida drivers

Listen: In 2022, there were 170 crashes and more than 14,000 citations issued for motorists failing to move over in Florida. With the start of the new year, new laws went into effect — including...
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A bill would eliminate the Florida Transportation Commission

A commission appointed by the governor to help oversee Florida’s transportation system would be eliminated if the bill becomes law.
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Brightline says it is “making tremendous strides” toward Orlando-to-Tampa passenger rail service

Backers say rail service can help reduce vehicles on Central Florida’s congested roads.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., December 8, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police officer arrested A St. Petersburg Police Officer, Christian Collins, has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. He will undergo an internal investigation through the Office of Professional Standards.   Attempt to let...
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The Pinellas Legislative Delegation supports a revamp of PSTA; what would it mean for local transit?

A Republican Florida representative has proposed a bill that would change how Pinellas County’s transit organization is governed.
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A decade after Rick Scott refused $1.25 billion from feds, a Florida lawmaker proposes $50 million for private passenger rail between Tampa and Orlando

Florida lawmakers are championing hundreds of projects including $50 million for Brightline to extend rail from Orlando to Tampa.

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