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Keeping and eye on Tampa Bay.
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Tampa Streetcar Futility
Yet another taxpayer funded study trying to figure out what to do with the Tampa Streetcar was recently released. The plan to extend the TECO Line Streetcar system north through downtown got its first positive reviews from the public on Tuesday night.  The ...
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Tax Them To No End!
As the Tampa Bay elites continue to scheme behind the scenes to "invest" in our  their future, they implicitly acknowledge they don't have a good way to pay for their plans.  Multiple referendums and plans to raise taxes for transportation have failed, whil...
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Downtown to Ghost Town
The Hillsborough MPO and TB Next charade continued today, as MPO Chairman Les Miller invited yet another urbanist proponent, USF masters student in architecture Joshua Frank, to present his demolish I-275 plan. From downtown Tampa to Bearss Ave., the propos...
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Tear Down this Interstate!
Tearing down the interstate, or "urban freeway removal", as it's proponents call it, is a rallying cry from the Stop TBXers.  Removing parts of I-275 is regularly raised at the FDOT Tampa Bay Next and other outreach meetings. From the Tampa Bay Times : If s...
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HART Hits a Wall
It was just a year or so ago we could not read the Tampa Bay Times or the now defunct Tampa Tribune about HART or PSTA setting new ridership records. Those days have been over for quite a while. Buried deep in the HART Board Packet for the June 5, 2017 meet...
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Big Pot and the Usual Cronies
Well, that didn't take long. Now that we have passed the statewide medical marijuana bill, the pot producers have gathered up their resources and lobbied the Hillsborough County Commission to restrict competition. Just three months after declaring Hillsboro...
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Opponents of Largo Zip Line Want Objections Addressed
We posted here  previously about the proposed zip line in Largo that residents nearby opposed. The next step was the September 6th 2nd pubic hearing. What happened? Residents who lived nearby and who were impacted the most showed up again on September 6th t...
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Largo Zip Line Generates Neighborhood Opposition
Who knew that the City of Largo was pursuing a "tree adventure", more commonly known as a zip line, in a park and recreational complex that backs up to residential homes? Apparently the neighboring residents who use the park did not know. A community meetin...
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Another Urban Myth Busted
We've grown weary of the incessant cheerleading around downtown development for both Tampa and St. Petersburg. We're glad they are developing and improving, but its not the only story in town. All that's hot in the real estate market is not downtown . Forge...
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Les Miller Gives Away Your Taxes To Tax You More
Les Miller, Chairman of the Hillsborough County Commission, recently announced he will vote against Tampa Bay Express , a $6 billion dollar plan to improve the interstate system in the Tampa Bay area. Opponents of Tampa Bay Express now have a powerful ally ...
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