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How Tampa And Orlando Airports Are Changing To Make Travel More Convenient

Tampa International Aiport terminal.
Tampa International Airport
Tampa and Orlando International Airports are both undergoing major expansions to accomodate the growing number of passengers travelling in the area. TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

This week on Florida Matters we talk about how some of our region’s airports are changing to make travel more convenient.

Projects are underway in Tampa and Orlando to reduce traffic congestion at airports, security screenings are becoming more high-tech, and Tampa even has a new policy that lets people hang out in airside terminals without a boarding pass.


RELATED:  Read more of WUSF's coverage about Tampa International Airport's expansion.

Our guests include:

Al Illustrato, Executive Vice President at Tampa International Airport

Bill Brooks, Southeast Aviation Leader at HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure design firm that is involved with the construction of a new terminal at Orlando International Airport.

Florida Matters airs Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 a.m. on WUSF 89.7. It also airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9. Our show is available as a podcast.

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.
Robin Sussingham was Senior Editor at WUSF until September 2020.
Christy Oshana is the Producer for Florida Matters, WUSF Public Media’s public affairs show.