Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Triumphs with Selmon Extension Award Wins

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is proud to announce that the Selmon West Extension has been honored with 12 awards from 2021 – 2022. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

There is a major push to make the electric vehicle a more widespread option for personal and shared vehicles. In Florida, many cities are transitioning their fleets of buses and cars to electric with the goals of reaching targeted adoption percentages as a money-saving initiative and a sustainability measure. The legislation will help encourage more […]

Transcribed Broadcast: Bay News 9 reported on the Selmon Extension Beautification with THEA Interview (Sue Chrzan) and Gandy Business Owner (Rosanna Davis) The traffic expert (Chuck Henson) check-ins and shares some information now on a similar lighting project coming soon to another bay area commute. It is tonight’s “Getting There” report. “What’s really cool about […]

At the cutting edge of mobility options and services, Florida is continuing to make advancements in Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared (ACES) transportation technologies. The next decades will be defined by exciting research, policies, implementation programs, and solutions on a local, regional, and statewide level. At the 2021 Florida Autonomous Vehicle Summit from November 29 […]

The hurricane 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 some tips with you to […]

Throughout the Tampa Bay region, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority is focused on improving mobility, safety and innovation. Its role in regional transportation is vast, and THEA operates four facilities as well as conducts Project Development & Environment (PD&E) studies to continue to increase transportation efficiency and multiple modalities. Together with government agencies such as […]