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New regional transportation website launches

New regional transportation website launches

Hillsborough County, FL -- To provide citizens with the latest information about transit and transportation throughout the county, the Tampa Bay Partnership has launched a new website.

TampaBayOnTrack is an inclusive effort focused on sharing information about the role of transportation in our community, engaging residents from throughout the Tampa Bay region, and serving as a resource for the latest transportation news and research.

The new site is the latest component of the Partnership’s ongoing efforts to support regional transit.

Tampa gas prices fall

Tampa gas prices fall

Tampa, FL -- Average retail gasoline prices in Tampa have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.78/g yesterday.

This compares with the national average that has increased 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.83/g, according to gasoline price website TampaGasPrices.com.

New Tampa red light cameras?

New Tampa red light cameras?

Tampa, FL -- A 3-year study by Tampa police has designated 20 intersections in the city as the most dangerous and likely candidates for a red light camera. 

Tampa City Council has approved moving forward based on study results.

Bruce B. Downs Blvd and Amberly Drive was rated the 19th most dangerous intersection in the city with 53 crashes over the 3-year span.

Easter weekend means airport congestion

Easter weekend means airport congestion

Is Easter turning into the traveling holiday no one warns you about? It looks that way, with lines at Tampa International stretching from Delta security all the way to the monorail on Good Friday.

Keep in mind it's not just Christmas and Thanksgiving anymore that travelers need to plan around - the picture above was taken around 7 a.m. on Friday, April 22, and shows how packed TIA is.

If you're flying out today, leave plenty of extra time for security lines and congestion. Safe travels!

Tampa weekly gas price update

Tampa weekly gas price update

Tampa, FL -- Average retail gasoline prices in Tampa have risen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.60/g yesterday.

This compares with the national average that has increased 7.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64/g, according to gasoline price website TampaGasPrices.com.

Public meeting to discuss troublesome intersections

Public meeting to discuss troublesome intersections

Lithia, Florida -- Hillsborough County will hold a public meeting on the proposed improvements at the intersections of Lithia Pinecrest, Lumsden, and Bell Shoals Roads and Durant and Lumsden Roads in the Brandon area.

The purpose of the meeting is to present the final proposed design for the intersections and receive public input.

Design is scheduled to be completed in early summer 2011, followed by the construction phase which is scheduled to begin by mid 2012. The total estimated cost of the project is approximately $9.7 million.

Traffic alert next week

Traffic alert next week

Tampa, Florida -- Ongoing construction around I-275 and I-75 to state road 56 (exit 275) will have overnight lane closures from Sunday night through Friday (April 3rd to April 8th), affecting New Tampa and Wesley Chapel.

The right lane of both northbound and southbound I-75 from south of I-275 to state road 56 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Sunday night.  Construction in the area hopes to reopen lanes for the morning commute to minimize delays during busy travel stretches.