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Have you made up your mind on a transportation sales tax? Many candidates havenít

Have you made up your mind on a transportation sales tax? Many candidates havenít

TAMPA ó Some 51,000 people signed a petition to place a sales-tax hike for transportation on the Nov. 6 ballot, but many of the 17 people seeking seats on the Hillsborough County Commission say theyíre still making up their minds.Some candidates aren...
Updated one month ago
Transportation activists hope to pave over past referendum defeats

Transportation activists hope to pave over past referendum defeats

TAMPA ó The group behind a sales tax transportation initiative used hundreds of volunteers and spent at least $550,000 on a petition-gathering firm in a frantic six-week dash to qualify for the Nov. 6 General Election ballot.That may have been the ea...
Updated one month ago
Petition succeeds, Hillsborough voters set to decide on sales tax hike for transportation

Petition succeeds, Hillsborough voters set to decide on sales tax hike for transportation

TAMPA ó As if there wasnít enough riding on the mid-term elections, a plan to raise the sales tax to pay for transportation projects is now set to go before Hillsborough voters.The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections confirmed Wednesday that ...
Updated one month ago
Troubled SunPass vendor could have to pay $1.7 million, but Florida isnít asking for it

Troubled SunPass vendor could have to pay $1.7 million, but Florida isnít asking for it

The vendor responsible for recent problems with the SunPass tolling system could be on the hook to pay the state at least $1.7 million based on a review of documents obtained by the Tampa Bay Times.But the Florida Department of Transportation hasnít ...
Updated one month ago

Flooding closes WPA Road in Brooksville; Rackley, other roads still closed

BROOKSVILLE ó Flooding on Wednesday led the Hernando County Department of Public Works to close WPA Road just south of its intersection with Mondon Hill Road.More than a foot of water is covering part of the road, east of downtown Brooksville, accord...
Updated one month ago
Ferry project waves goodbye to $4.7 million federal grant

Ferry project waves goodbye to $4.7 million federal grant

TAMPA ó If the long-awaited commuter ferry service between south Hillsborough County and MacDill Air Force Base ever happens, it will likely be without federal money.Leaders of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit authority acknowledged Monday that...
Updated one month ago
High-speed rail firm scouting land for station and development around proposed Rays ballpark site

High-speed rail firm scouting land for station and development around proposed Rays ballpark site

TAMPA ó Brightline, the firm behind the passenger rail system between Miami and West Palm Beach, doesnít yet know if it will win a state bid to build a high-speed rail link between Tampa and Orlando.But the company is already scouting sites for a ter...
Updated: 2 months ago
Waterborne transportation a fact of life in other cities; why not Tampa Bay?

Waterborne transportation a fact of life in other cities; why not Tampa Bay?

Mark Hubbard, the owner of Hubbardís Marina on Johnís Pass, has watched two decades of uncertainty over the future of waterborne transportation play out in Tampa Bay.Just when it seems that Tampa and St. Petersburg have figured out how to pay for the...
Updated: 2 months ago
One Florida agency rejected the troubled SunPass vendor three years ago. Hereís why.

One Florida agency rejected the troubled SunPass vendor three years ago. Hereís why.

When Florida wanted to consolidate its tolling systems into what drivers now know as SunPass, regional expressway agencies in Tampa, Orlando, and Miami were ready to work together. But when Xerox spinoff Conduent State & Local Solutions was chosen as...
Updated: 2 months ago
Hillsborough OKs $2.1 million for bus system, with a condition: Look for a new CEO

Hillsborough OKs $2.1 million for bus system, with a condition: Look for a new CEO

TAMPA ó Hillsborough County commissioners plan to give an extra $2.1 million to the countyís cash-strapped bus agency to increase the frequency of buses on some of its most popular routes.But the money comes with conditions that could mean replacemen...
Updated: 2 months ago