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Flights resume at Tampa International Airport

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Tampa International Airport is back in business after Hurricane Irma. TIA officials announced a limited flight schedule will begin Tuesday with a “gradual build-up to a full schedule over the following days.” For anyone wanting to fly in or out of TIA, check with airlines for details on specific flights. A few tips on travel, according to the TIA website: For the latest updates from Tampa International Airport, follow @FlyTPA on Twitter and Instagram or find them at Facebook/FlyTPA. Visit…

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Is Tampa airport expansion ‘betting big’ on old tech over distuptors like ridesharing?

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Tampa International Airport is preparing for the future, moving ahead with a multibillion-dollar expansion project while setting new passenger records in 2017. However, Noah Pransky of WTSP found that TIA appears hesitant to embrace the latest transportation disruptor: ridesharing technology companies Uber and Lyft.

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‘Join the club’ — Tampa Airport CEO welcomes Tom Lee’s proposed audit

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Tampa International Airport’s chief executive officer welcomed the possibility of an audit as suggested by state Sen. Tom Lee last week. “We get audited all the time,” Joe Lopano said last week at a meeting of the St. Petersburg City Council. The Tampa Bay Business Journal reported Lopano was on hand to present the $543 million Phase 2 of TIA’s three-part expansion. Council member Charlie Gerdes addressed Lee’s call for an audit: “I’m not asking this to ask you to defend…

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Tampa ‘hackathon’ creates 3 apps in fight against homelessness

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A weekend “hackathon” that tasked coders with designing solutions to help the bay area homeless produced a trio of apps, the Tampa Innovation Alliance announced Monday. “We have made magnificent progress with the work that the volunteer coders did at this year’s hackathon,” said Tampa Innovation Alliance Executive Director Mark Sharpe. “This new tech is going to make it easier for Tampa’s homeless to access resources and streamline the work done by agencies trying to help.” The Gimme Shelter Hackathon…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.23.15 — Friday follies

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Will Iowa voters be getting trashed again by Donald Trump today? (Or by one of his interns?) We saw the unprecedented action of a Trump apology yesterday, after he re-tweeted a tweet from one of his interns who wrote, “#BenCarson is now leading in the #polls in #Iowa… Too much #Monsanto in the #corn creates issues in the brain? @realDonaldTrump #GOP“ That came after the first poll since mid-July where Trump wasn’t leading — in this case, a Quinnipiac survey that has Ben Carson up relatively big — 8 points — over…

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