It’s Bicycle Safety Awareness Month

Did you know in Florida that a bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle? Bicyclists have all of the privileges, rights, and responsibilities on public roads as a driver of any other motor vehicle. To maintain their safety, bicyclists may ride out of the bike lane and into the travel lane to avoid obstacles or […]

Getting your driver’s license is a rite of passage that excites most American teenagers. Driving brings freedom and independence, but can be a nerve-wracking experience for parents and rightfully so because driving a vehicle is an awesome responsibility. To help parents and teen drivers create a basis of trust, we recommend families sign a parent-teen […]

Tampa is booming. There as so many exciting projects underway that will change our city’s landscape and improve the quality of life for both residents and tourists. However, with construction comes change, and a big part of that means changes in traffic patterns which create work zones. A work zone is an area of roadway […]

Walking is good for your health and better for the environment. Cities around the world are striving to be more walkable communities Every day, nationwide, 430 pedestrians will be treated in an emergency room for injuries (that’s seven pedestrians every minute) and every 2 hours, a pedestrian will die from injuries sustained in a crash. […]

With average temperatures in the upper 70’s in March, Tampa is practically begging you to get outside. Explore the city by bike using the Selmon Greenway, a 1.7-mile multi-use trail that runs under the Selmon Expressway in downtown and connects to the Tampa Riverwalk, Bayshore BoulevardLinear Park Trail, and McKay Bay Trail. Landscaped along the […]

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) was pleased to once again partner with the University of South Florida (USF) College of Engineering and the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers to sponsor the USF-SE Bridge Building Competition at the University of South Florida’s annual Engineering Expo on February 17th. The Engineering Expo […]

The Drowsy Driving Problem By Joe Waggoner, CEO, THEA At the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), we are in the business of driving. We build and operate roadways that make commuting easier and more enjoyable. But, we care more about the people using those roads than anything else. Nearly three-quarters of Americans drive a car […]

Slow Down! How moving slower can make you happier It has been said before, that speed is the disease of our time. When we move at a hurried pace, we might get a lot done but many times it is not done as well as it could be with more focus. The slow movement is […]

Mindful Start to the Day How you start the day matters. It sets the course for your whole day including how you feel and how you treat other people. Not only does it matter to you, who might feel the impact of a stressful morning all day long, but it also matters to others. If […]

Apps to Use to Stay off Your Phone THEA wants everyone who drives on the Selmon Expressway to take our 30-day challenge and put their cell phones down while driving. It is a dangerous habit, and many of you have already felt that drivers seem “spacier” than they used to be. Your mind literally can […]

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