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Tampa citizens not done expressing themselves to Hillsborough MPO on TBX project

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Last month, hundreds of concerned Tampa residents pleaded for the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to reject the Florida Department of Transportation’s plans to expand I-275 by adding toll lanes that would cut through part of the city. Despite their pleas, only one MPO member (Guido Maniscalco) sided with the public. The multi-billion plan would add tolled express lanes from the Gateway area of St. Petersburg to Bearss Avenue. The lanes would give extra capacity for cars whose drivers were willing to pay a…

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