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Tampa Bay Next project to be reviewed at Hillsborough MPO tonight

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(Updated) For the third consecutive summer, hundreds of people are expected to fill downtown Tampa’s County Center Tuesday night for a prime-time edition of the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s monthly meeting. They will specifically address the MPO’s Transportation Improvement Project update (TIP), a list of transportation projects in Hillsborough County to be funded over the next five years. Inside that TIP for the third year in a row is the Tampa Bay Next project, formerly known as Tampa Bay…

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State leaders, experts to discuss future of mobility at Better Transportation Summit

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With the fatal crash of Tesla car on autopilot near Williston in May, Floridians already know the future of transportation is impacting the state’s highways. Exploration of that future will be one of the themes when the 2016 Floridians for Better Transportation Summit meets Tuesday and Wednesday at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel on St. Pete Beach. “Transportation is transformative. It has the power to fuel the economy, stimulate job creation and change the way we live,” said Floridians for…

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TBX foes to gather at County Center in Tampa tonight

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Back in August, the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization heard official testimony from over fifty people who strongly opposed the Tampa Bay Express (TBX) project that would add express lanes to I-275 and I-4. Several hundred other residents who live in the Seminole and Tampa Heights neighborhoods which would be directly affected by the plan also expressed their disapproval at the meeting. Despite that intense opposition, however, the members of the MPO – with one exception – voted unanimously in including the TBX plan into…

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