Who Operates And Maintains the Toll Roads in the Tampa Bay Region?

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 […]

SunPass Mini: What Is It And How Can It Help Me? SunPass customers save 25 cents at each toll location on the Selmon Expressway, paying less than Toll-by-Plate customers. Toll-by-Plate customers also pay a $2.50 administration fee on each invoice.  Depending on how often you use a toll road, the savings can be significant by [...]

Joe Waggoner is one of Tampa’s most well-respected transportation experts. Before he became the CEO of THEA 9 years ago, he served as Assistant Director for the state of Maryland Department of Transportation’s Office of Planning and Capital Programming, where he was responsible for the development of the Department’s capital programs, including highways, transit, rail, […]

SHARE THE ROAD Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May – and during the rest of the year – drivers of all other vehicles and all road users are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcyclists, and to […]

Distracted driving is leading to many driving accidents. These three apps can help you put the phone down while you drive and be a safer, more alert driver. In 2014, over 400,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers, some of these accidents resulted in fatalities. It seems as a nation we […]

THEA & CUTR work with the USF Dept of Engineering to expose students to the latest technology through local projects. Bob Frey, our Planning Director and Project Manager for the Connected Vehicles Pilot Deployment, shared with the University of South Florida (USF) College of Engineering information regarding the Connected Vehicles (CV) Pilot Program being tested […]

 Our wood bridge building competition takes place every year as part of the USF Engineering Expo. This event video captures the teams’ creativity, ingenuity, enthusiasm and remarkable bridge designs. In 2010, Lee Roy Selmon asked the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority to help him promote and advance STEM Education to Bay Area High School and Middle […]

This event was a presentation of the project plans for the Selmon Expressway Extension. At this meeting we provided information about the project’s delivery goals, anticipated scope and anticipated Design-Build procurement process. Selmon Expressway Extension Project Overview: •Project extends from east of the end of the existing Gandy Bridge to the south end of the […]

It turns out that in this age of multi-tasking, Americans are even changing the way they eat. Having a sit-down meal where we focus on eating is not happening as often it used to. The Huffington Post reported that a study done in 2015 found that we do almost 50 percent of our eating while […]

Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority’s CEO, Joe Waggoner, discusses THEA’s Reversible Express Lanes (REL), which were the first of it’s kind in the US and Florida. THEA host visitors from all over the world who want to learn more about this cutting-edge design and technology. THEA is committed to helping solve transportation issues and connecting Tampa […]