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The 2023 Florida Automated Vehicles (FAV) Summit, presented by the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), welcomed nearly 500 attendees to downtown Tampa. Under the leadership of CEO Greg Slater, THEA and its partners organized a groundbreaking event that delved into the future of transportation and automation. Spearheaded by Senator Jeff Brandes, President of the Florida […]

Rainy weather can create hazardous driving conditions that require extra attention on the road. Slippery roads and reduced visibility can contribute to a higher risk of accidents. As we enter the peak of the rainy season here in Florida, having the proper knowledge and precautions will help increase your driving safety. In this blog, let’s […]

Each year Florida continues to lead in advancing innovative Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared (ACES) transportation technologies. This year, THEA is thrilled to host the 11th Annual Florida Automated Vehicles Summit in Tampa. The summit will take place September 6th through the 8th at the Tampa Marriott Water Street, with Florida leaders coming together to […]

August is back-to-school month for Tampa Bay students, meaning the summer traffic lull will be coming to an end as more cars and buses will be hitting the roads. This is an excellent opportunity to refresh yourself, and your children, about safe driving. Here are our tips to prepare for the back-to-school rush. Mind school zones […]

Since 1963, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has been a vital part of our vibrant city, connecting us to our destinations with speed, convenience, and efficiency. This month we celebrate 60 years of progress and the bright future that lies ahead!  Created by the Florida State Legislature in 1963 as a state agency, THEA […]

Navigating the busy roads of Tampa can be a challenge and sometimes a horrific experience, especially when unexpected incidents occur. When these situations transpire, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) offers a free roadside assistance service to help. THEA’s Road Ranger Service Patrol is an admirable program that provides necessary aid and enhances roadway safety […]

The hurricane season is upon us. The season peaks on September 10 as Florida transitions from late summer to early fall. The waterways of Tampa Bay have become more hospitable to tropical systems at this time and everyone needs to be prepared through the end of the season on November 30. We want to share […]

For greater access to savings on the Selmon Expressway, we are pleased to announce the following toll savings programs are now accepted in addition to SunPass: TollTag® K-Tag, and PikePass. Our agency has been working with agencies nationwide to provide an interoperable network to facilitate the convenience of using one toll account to pay for […]

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is pleased to announce that Vincent J. Cassidy has been re-elected to serve as the Chair of the Board of Directors. “It is an honor to continue my service as Chairman during such an exciting time for our region and THEA,” said Mr. Cassidy. “With Tampa Bay’s population growth […]

A Maintenance Rating Program (MRP) implements a uniform evaluation system for maintenance features and aims to schedule and prioritize routine maintenance activities so that uniform maintenance conditions can be met on state highways. THEA evaluates its Selmon Expressway facilities on a yearly basis as an Urban Limited Access Highway.  The purpose of a limited-access highway […]


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