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‘THEA News’ Category

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: 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, […]

09/22/2021

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Categories: THEA News

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 […]

09/01/2021

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Categories: THEA News

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 […]

09/01/2021

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Categories: THEA News

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 […]

08/02/2021

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Categories: THEA News

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 […]

06/17/2021

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Categories: THEA News

With a focus on the people we serve and the community, THEA’s leadership and commitment to efficiency, innovation, and economic development helped garner awards throughout the fiscal year 2020. Our story has always been one of creating intelligent transportation in the Tampa Bay region. In the last fiscal year, THEA continued its trend of unveiling […]

06/14/2021

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Categories: THEA News

On April 19, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) was proud to open our long-anticipated extension of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, located above the median of Gandy Boulevard in Tampa.  The Extension offers drivers a choice to either use Gandy Boulevard for local, neighborhood trips or to use the overpass for trips that have […]