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‘THEA News’ Category

September 1, 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 […]

September 1, 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 […]

August 2, 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 […]

June 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 […]

June 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 […]

June 7, 2021

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Categories: THEA News

The Transportation and Expressway Authority Membership of Florida (TEAMFL) recognized Sue Chrzan, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), with their most prestigious award, the Bob Hartnett Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the transportation industry and communities in the State of […]

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Connected Vehicle Pilot (THEA CV Pilot) is a $22 million project jointly funded by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). The THEA CV Pilot deployed seven connected vehicle applications in collaboration with auto manufacturers: Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota at the American Center for Mobility in Ann Arbor, Michigan at […]

June 1, 2021

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Categories: THEA News, THEA Tips

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority started accepting E-ZPass, an electronic toll pass that Orlando and other states use. E-ZPass customers will be able to effortlessly commute non-stop on the THEA’s Selmon Expressway in addition to the 125-mile Central Florida Expressway Authority system in the Orlando metro area. This means that E-ZPass holders will not encounter […]

May 5, 2021

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Categories: THEA Cares, THEA News, Vision Zero

In October, Major Jane Castor announced the City of Tampa’s commitment to Vision Zero. The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has always been committed to safety for all modes of transportation and is happy to continue helping the City of Tampa reach its Vision Zero goals.  THEA initiated multiple project-specific safety enhancements aiming to reduce […]

May 3, 2021

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Categories: Selmon Extension, THEA News

The Selmon Extension has a unique design that has never been built in the US. These fins are not just for aesthetics, they help support the bridge deck that enables longer span lengths between pier columns and allow a reduced height cross-section for the precast segments. The elevated bridge is three different bridge types combined. […]