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After 43 years driving cabs, he has plenty of stories to tell

After 43 years driving cabs, he has plenty of stories to tell

A criminal on the run? Check. Two drunk elderly women seeking a threesome? Check. A repentant murderer? A possible ghost? A stabbing victim who doesn’t seem to know he’s been stabbed? Check, check and check. Come up with an outrageous scenario and Je...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/11/18
Hillsborough bus agency in talks to take over free Downtowner shuttle service

Hillsborough bus agency in talks to take over free Downtowner shuttle service

TAMPA — The network of six-seat electric golf carts that gives free rides around downtown Tampa may be joining the transportation big leagues.Hillsborough Area Regional Transit is in talks with the Tampa Downtown Partnership to take over running the ...
Updated one month ago
HART CFO quits over report he showed favoritism, flirted at work

HART CFO quits over report he showed favoritism, flirted at work

TAMPA — A top executive at the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit agency has resigned after an internal investigation concluded that he routinely flirted with a female project manager and gave her favorable treatment.Acting chief financial officer Lu...
Updated one month ago
Bay to Bay traffic advocates earn small victory from TECO

Bay to Bay traffic advocates earn small victory from TECO

TAMPA — Residents who live near eastern Bay-to-Bay Boulevard are cheering a small victory in their fight to make the roadway safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.For more than a year, residents have called for bike lanes and sidewalks free of utility...
Updated one month ago
SunPass system to go down for maintenance next week

SunPass system to go down for maintenance next week

Starting Tuesday, some SunPass services will be unavailable for about a week as the pre-paid toll system undergoes maintenance.Customers’ toll transactions will still be tracked, but actual charges will be held until the system becomes operational ag...
Updated one month ago
Deaths on Bayshore Boulevard spur drive to redo the road with pedestrians in mind

Deaths on Bayshore Boulevard spur drive to redo the road with pedestrians in mind

TAMPA — The battle for the future of Bayshore Boulevard has begun.Will the iconic thoroughfare become a two-lane scenic highway with its eastern lanes closed for all but special occasions as cars slowly glide by stately homes along Hillsborough Bay?O...
Updated one month ago
Pasco-to-Tampa road study doesn’t pick a solution

Pasco-to-Tampa road study doesn’t pick a solution

WESLEY CHAPEL — The importance of a new transportation connection between New Tampa and Wesley Chapel apparently depends on your zip code.A long-stalled proposal to connect Mansfield Boulevard in Pasco County to Kinnan Street on the south side of the...
Updated one month ago
Part of Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard closed through at least 5 p.m.

Part of Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard closed through at least 5 p.m.

Both southbound lanes of Bayshore Boulevard between W. Barcelona and W. Rubideaux streets are closed while the Tampa Water Department repairs a water main break.The repair and roadway restoration work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Sunday but ...
Updated one month ago
She was looking at paperwork to buy a car. Then she had to confirm that she was not a robot.

She was looking at paperwork to buy a car. Then she had to confirm that she was not a robot.

Marci Robin was reviewing the usual paperwork when she was about to buy her Fiat 500X from a West Palm Beach car dealership on Tuesday.Then she had to verify, in person via pen and paper, that she was not a robot, Jalopnik reported.I bought a car tod...
Updated one month ago
Pilot-hungry airlines are raiding flight schools - creating a shortage of instructors to train the next generation

Pilot-hungry airlines are raiding flight schools - creating a shortage of instructors to train the next generation

Airlines’ insatiable demand for pilots threatens to sabotage flight schools’ ability to train new ones. Carriers are raising wages and hoarding every available pilot - including the instructors schools rely on to teach incoming students.The very pilo...
Updated one month ago