Tampa, FL Traffic

Here’s Why All The Roads Are Closed Around The Tampa Convention Center

What’s with all the detours in downtown Tampa? Here’s why all the roads are closed around the Tampa Convention Center. The city of Tampa is letting everyone know that U.S. Special Operations Command will host a capabilities demonstration on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 1:30PM to 2:30PM at the Tampa Convention Center. In order to do this, traffic around the Tampa Convention Center needs to be interrupted. Here are the road closures:
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Tampa works to reverse trend as deadly traffic crashes reaches 16-year high nationwide

TAMPA, Fla. - A new national report found deadly traffic crashes reached a 16-year high nationwide, and Tampa city officials are working on a way to reverse the trend locally. According to the new traffic fatality report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Tuesday, the nation’s roads saw a spike in 2020, but 2021 was worse. The number of people dying in crashes last year went up more than 10% from 2020, and it surprised traffic safety advocates.
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Tips for Navigating Tampa’s Rush Hour Traffic 2022 | Tampa Bay Auto Accident Lawyers Whittel & Melton

U.S. News ranked Tampa Bay as the #15 spot for the fastest-growing places in the U.S. for 2022-2023. The neighboring areas of Sarasota and Fort Myers took the #3 and #4 spots. Interestingly enough, Lakeland, Fl took the #2 spot on the list and Ocala, FL, Port St. Lucie, FL, Daytona Beach, FL, and Naples, FL, took spots 6-9 on the list. Melbourne, FL ranked #12, Jacksonville, FL ranked #14, and Orlando completed the list coming in at #25.

Car Backs into Gulfport Salon at Tuesday Market

A woman reversed her grey Kia Optima into Beauty Cafe Gulfport at 2820 Beach Blvd. S. on Tuesday, May 17 a few minutes before 11 a.m., during the city’s annual Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market. “She was backing into a parking spot and claims her foot or shoe got stuck...

Tampa among cities with highest gas prices in Florida

The national average price of regular gasoline broke its record high yet again on Monday, reaching $4.48 per gallon, according to data from AAA. Except for Georgia, Kansas, and Oklahoma, every state now has average gas prices above $4.00 per gallon.
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Go Pasco seeks to allow riders to track buses, in real time

Go Pasco — Pasco County’s public bus service — is planning to use technology to enable riders to get up-to-date information to track buses in real time. The department is going through the purchasing process and will be bringing the proposed contract back for approval, James Flaherty, interim public transportation director with Go Pasco, told members of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) at its May 12 meeting.

Watch the moment Lolly the Trolley left Cleveland forever

CLEVELAND — It was an emotional moment as a Cleveland icon departed Northeast Ohio for its new home in Clearwater, Florida. 3News was there Tuesday morning as the fleet of Lolly the Trolley vehicles left Cleveland forever. "Goodbye. I just hope they're happy," owner Sherill Witt said with tears...
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St. Pete Beach raises parking fines

ST. PETE BEACH — Commissioners have updated the city’s parking fine ordinance, with changes designed to help parking agents fine more violators — sometimes more than once. When it comes to some parking infractions, violators can be fined every two hours. During a May 5 meeting, Community...

AAA: Florida gas prices reach new record highs

TAMPA, Fla. — New records are being set again in Florida and not in a good way. The state average price for gasoline reached a new record high of $4.49 per gallon on Sunday. This beats the previous record of $4.38 per gallon set back in March soon after Russia invaded Ukraine.