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Florida Matters Preview: TBX Debate

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Is it time for the Tampa Bay area to create express toll lanes to speed up urban traffic? Or is it a waste of taxpayer money and an affront to historic neighborhoods?

This week on Florida Matters we're talking about the transportation plan known as Tampa Bay Express, or TBX.

In this preview, Florida Matters host Carson Cooper spoke with Caitlin Johnston, a transportation reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, and Ray Chiaramonte, Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA).

Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters,WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.
Carson Cooper has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the host of "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for three decades.