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April 14, 2020

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Tags: Earth day 2020

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Categories: THEA News

April 22nd is Earth Day! While automobile driving obviously has an impact on the environmental impact, one of the ways THEA is committed to reducing carbon emissions and thus reduces air pollution. By leading Florida by installing all electronic tolling and increasing green spaces, like the Selmon Greenway, THEA makes our impact on the planet […]

July 26, 2016

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Categories: THEA Tips

Relax, it will make you a more courteous driver Many of us drive in our cars back and forth to work. For some people, this is considered one of the worst points of their day. They may feel aggravated or angry at the hold-up in traffic or as a reaction to other drivers sharing the […]

July 21, 2016

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Categories: THEA Tips

Teaching Teens to be Courteous Drivers When we are teaching teens to drive, we first focus on the basics of driving this major piece of machinery we call a car. It is not easy! There are the rules of the roads, the keen skill of focus, attentiveness, hand-eye coordination and the ability to react and […]

July 15, 2016

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Categories: THEA News, THEA Tips

Dear Selmon Expressway Drivers, Just like you, I drive on the Tampa Bay roads every day.  Even when driving for business, I hope that my time behind the wheel is enjoyable, efficient, and safe.  As Executive Director and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), I do my best to collaborate with members of […]

May 31, 2016

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Tags: Educational, sunpass, The Selmon, Tolling Collections

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Categories: THEA News

Understand How Toll-By-Plate Works In 2010, the Selmon Expressway converted to All-Electronic Toll (AET). What that means is that there are no toll booths. Toll equipment is housed in “gantries” that stretch across the roadway (think of a sign structure). There are signs at each entry to the Expressway – to let you know that […]

May 24, 2016

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Categories: THEA News

Many different governmental agencies, companies, organizations, and elected officials are involved in the planning, construction and maintenance of toll roads. It can be confusing to understand which organizations own and operate which toll roads in our community. The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is the owner and operator of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway. The […]

Congratulations to the thirty-nine teams that qualified for the 2016 Balsa Wood Bridge-Building Competition. With the theme Design It, Build It, Break It, we had a great time seeing the creations from start to breaking point. Our first place Middle School team, Terrace Community Middle, designed and built a bridge that withstood 217 pounds of […]

January 22, 2016

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Tags: Brandon Traffic, Kids Gasparilla 2016, REL, Tampa Traffic

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Categories: THEA News

Media Alert Contact Information: Susan Chrzan 813-272-6740 Hours on the Selmon Expressway Reversible Express Lanes For Saturday, January 30, 2016 Tampa, January 13, 2016 – To help facilitate the flow of traffic during the Gasparilla Celebration, please be advised of changes to Reversible Express Lanes normal operating hours. On Saturday, January 30, 2016 – The […]

January 18, 2016

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Tags: distracted driving, Just drive, Selmon Expressway, THEA

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Categories: THEA News

We know how dangerous texting and driving is because we see the statistics. We also know that behind every statistic are real-life people with family, emotions and their own life stories. Texting and driving is very dangerous. Your eyes are off the road for seconds at a time and your mind is completely involved in […]