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In terms of travel times, jobs, and facilities, Tampa Bay ranks last or close to last in every category that measures public transit service and spending.
January 28, 2017, 1pm PST
Bus ridership in the Tampa Bay region dropped for the first time after six straight years of growth.
July 19, 2016, 12pm PDT
A writer for the Tampa Bay Times critiques the city of St. Petersburg's response to repeat storm events that have sent millions of gallons of untreated wastewater into its public waters.
June 21, 2016, 8am PDT
A Tampa Bay Times columnist continues a crusade against the faulty projections that enable toll road construction projects in Florida, and the sprawling development patterns that follow.
May 26, 2016, 5am PDT
The Tampa City Council approved a big, ambitious park proposal for 23 neglected acres along the Hillsborough River.
May 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
An investigation by the Tampa Bay Times finds Walmart stores treating local police forces like their own personal security forces.
April 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
Change is afoot for transportation around destinations like Southwest Florida. Are cities like Tampa still planning too much for the old rental car model, and not for a future of transportation network companies, carsharing, and self-driving cars?
February 9, 2016, 8am PST
The Suncoast Parkway has produced $22 million a year in revenue after a consultant said it would bring in $150 million a year. Yet the Florida Department of Transportation wants to expand the road.
January 13, 2016, 6am PST
Zipcar is a newcomer in Tampa Bay, but the efforts to expand its business in the next few years will provide a case study in how less dense cities can expand alternative transportation options.
December 3, 2015, 8am PST
A bike trail can be much more than a bike trail.
April 6, 2015, 2pm PDT
The Tampa Bay Times dives into New Urbanism with an interview of Jeff Speck and Dvid Dixon about their work on the $1 billion transformation of Tampa's downtown waterfront.
March 23, 2015, 10am PDT
A column by Robert Trigaux lists ten projects that the Tampa Bay region "can't afford to screw up" if it wants to gain more attention on the national stage.
February 2, 2015, 8am PST
Most of Florida has a reputation as the place northeasterners go to retire. A new study from NerdWallet, however, points out the best places to look in the state if you're young and looking to start a career.
January 26, 2015, 9am PST
Tampa's TECO line streetcar system does not lack charm. What the historic streetcar does lack, however, is riders. Can HART transform the trolley into an integral part of a revitalized downtown?
January 21, 2015, 8am PST
A huge new pot of money is now available in Florida, created by the Amendment 1 tax on real estate transactions. Many in the state would like to see some of the revenue dedicated to preserving the state's eroding beaches.
August 29, 2014, 6am PDT
St. Petersburg is one of those lucky few cities granted the benefits of a downtown waterfront setting in a warm climate. But what will that waterfront look like in the future?
July 7, 2014, 11am PDT
The city of Clearwater in Tampa Bay has a "sleepy" downtown, much of which is owned by the Church of Scientology. Can investments by the city revive its downtown, as it did with $30 million worth of investments in Clearwater Beach?
April 22, 2014, 10am PDT
Robert Trigaux wonders if the Tampa Bay metro area will be wake up to the country’s changing demands of transportation and end “the parochial arm wrestling over what kind (if any) of mass transit lies in its future.”
March 19, 2013, 7am PDT
While many cities are seeking to build large entertainment venues to revive their downtowns, St. Petersburg is taking the opposite track. Stephen Nohlgren examines whether Tropicana Field can be the city's next big urban mixed use development.
November 29, 2012, 9am PST
For the past eight months, the Tampa community has shared their ideas for improving the city in public meetings and through social media. The resulting InVision Tampa plan will orient a more livable downtown along the Hillsborough River.