MPO Approves TBX after Eight-Hour Meeting

Tampa Bay Times reports, “It was one step forward for Tampa Bay Express, one giant step backward for the opposition. The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization voted 12 to 4 shortly after 2 a.m. [this morning, June 23] to keep the controversial $6 billion road project known as TBX on track and in its long-term funding plans.” The report adds that while opposition was stiff, “TBX received strong support from the business community, many of whom attended the eight-hour meeting.”

SaintPetersBlog and WTVT News (Tampa) also have early reports.