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Joe Lopano says Tampa Bay Express is a start to improve transportation in Tampa Bay

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If you were to go purely by the public opinion that was expressed at the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Organization‘s meeting last month, the controversial Tampa Bay Express (TBX) project is a political loser, at least among members of the Seminole Heights/Tampa Heights communities. The multibillion-dollar proposal, backed by the Florida Department of Transportation, would add toll lanes along Interstate 275 from north St. Petersburg to south of Bearss Avenue in Hillsborough County. Neighborhood activists say the highway construction alone will destroy local businesses and send money…

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Showdown on Tuesday at the Hillsborough County MPO

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This Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Organization will  meet with a lot on the line. The MPO board will hold a public hearing on its priorities with the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which includes the Tampa Bay Express (TBX), the controversial proposal by the Florida Department of Transportation that would install toll lanes on I-275 in the Tampa Bay area. Because of public interest, the MPO recently announced that it will move the meeting from the 26th floor of…

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