Author Archive

01/21/2022

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Categories: Selmon Greenway

The Selmon Greenway is an urban green spine running through the heart of downtown Tampa. It is dotted with pocket parks, has a wide paved path, and is well lit. The Greenway connects the Tampa neighborhoods of Ybor City, Channelside, and the up-and-coming Water Street with the Riverwalk. Enjoy your day on the Greenway with […]

01/13/2022

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Categories: Joe Waggoner, THEA News

Driven to Make a Difference For the past 14 years, Joe Waggoner has served as Executive Director/CEO of THEA, positioning our dynamic agency as a regional transportation leader offering innovative mobility solutions to the Tampa Bay community.  When Joe came to Tampa Bay from Maryland in 2007, the agency was recovering from a major construction […]

01/10/2022

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Categories: Connected Vehicles

Since 2015, our agency has been involved in studying connected vehicle (CV) technology through the THEA CV Pilot. Connected vehicles communicate with each other and with infrastructure technology to send safety alerts to vehicle drivers. For instance, a driver might get a safety warning to slow down due to danger ahead. The USDOT estimates that […]

01/10/2022

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Categories: Distracted Driving, THEA News

With the advent of smartphones, driving distractions have never been more tempting. Checking social media, replying to an email, or calling to book an appointment, can be done from anywhere. But please, DO NOT DO THEM WHEN DRIVING!  When driving, these simple distractions can significantly increase the likelihood of a crash, putting you and others […]

01/04/2022

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Categories: THEA News

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is proud to announce that the Selmon West Extension has been honored with eight awards in 2021. The elevated 1.9-mile toll lane opened in April 2021, providing a vital connection for Hillsborough and Pinellas commuters. It has since been recognized for its design, function, and outreach efforts with local, […]

12/01/2021

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Categories: Driving Tips, THEA Tips

The holiday road trip season is upon us! If you are visiting your family or friends for the holidays, driving can be an efficient and memorable way to travel. Below are some tips for planning your next road trip. Give yourself plenty of time. Getting a good night’s sleep and feeling well-rested for a long […]

11/29/2021

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Categories: Happy Holidays

Take advantage of Tampa’s warm winter climate and get outside this holiday season with a Selmon Greenway bike riding adventure! The Selmon Greenway is a 1.9-mile urban trail that links the neighborhoods of Ybor City and Channelside with the riverfront area of Downtown Tampa. Here are our top three places to explore for holiday fun […]

11/15/2021

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Categories: Connected Vehicles

THEA has been working with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) since 2015 to integrate Connected Vehicle (CV) concepts into the transportation infrastructure and participants’ privately owned vehicles. This vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) technology has alerted 14 drivers to date of wrong-way entry onto the Selmon Expressway Reversible Express Lanes (REL).   Along with those […]

11/01/2021

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Categories: Driving Tips, THEA Cares

Between 2015 and 2018, more than 2,000 people died from wrong-way driving (WWD) accidents, AAA noted in a recent report. Though WWD crashes are less frequent than other types of accidents, they often involve more than one vehicle and lead to multiple fatalities or serious injuries.  To help decrease these types of accidents, the Florida […]