Caitlin Johnston, Tampa Bay Times

Caitlin Johnston

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Past articles by Caitlin:

Hillsborough transit agency CEO replaces chief financial officer

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority’s new CEO announced the move in a memo, but wouldn’t answer questions. → Read More

Can Tampa keep Super Bowl from being a super-spreader? Times readers have thoughts!

The Tampa Bay Times asked readers what they thought about the Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium during the coronavirus pandemic. Many responded. → Read More

HART riders to see changed routes, some cuts starting Sunday

The bus agency expects the changes to save $2.5 million a year. → Read More

Howard Frankland to close Saturday night for Pinellas construction

The lanes are expected to reopen by noon Sunday. → Read More

Cross Bay Ferry now docking at Sparkman Wharf until Super Bowl passes

The boat will stay at Sparkman Wharf through Feb. 17 before returning to the Tampa Convention Center. → Read More

Pinellas lands $4.6 million grant to make roads safer with technology

The technology can alert drivers to traffic jams and help them avoid accidents. → Read More

Arrested in Pinellas: Florida man photographed carrying Pelosi’s lectern

Adam Christian Johnson was booked into Pinellas County jail shortly after 9 p.m. Friday. → Read More

Howard Frankland Bridge closure postponed

The Florida Department of Transportation did not say when the closure would happen now. → Read More

Plant City may get express bus routes, local circulator

The city, which is not a part of Hillsborough County’s transit system, lost its last bus route in 2017. Other routes were cut in 2008. → Read More

Driverless shuttles spark more interest in St. Petersburg than Tampa

Ridership in St. Pete is four times higher, even though the city’s Ava shuttle is still in its first month of operation. → Read More

Selmon Expressway extension scheduled to open in summer 2021

The last of 744 concrete segments was installed this week. Each weighs about 72 tons. They are propped up by 55 columns rising 30 feet in the air. → Read More

HART leader tests positive for COVID-19, urges employees to stay safe

Ruthie Reyes Burckard had been working from home as she awaited test results. → Read More

Florida will contribute $67 million to extend Tampa streetcar

The project depends on the Florida Supreme Court approving the 2018 transportation sales tax, or finding a new local funding source. → Read More

Hillsborough transit board poised to approve $250,000 salary for new chief executive

Adelee Le Grand also requested $50,000 to cover moving expenses from Atlanta. → Read More

Pinellas County transit authority loses four veteran board members

Three had served as chair during their tenures. → Read More

New crosswalk beacons aim to save lives on Tampa’s Busch Boulevard

The beacons can reduce crashes involving pedestrians by 69 percent and total crashes by 29 percent, according to a Federal Highway Administration study from 2010. → Read More

Q&A: How a new city leader hopes to reduce pedestrian deaths in Tampa

Alana Brasier will head up the city’s Vision Zero effort, pushing for safer road design by slowing traffic, educating the community and providing fair enforcement of the law. → Read More

St. Pete launches driverless shuttle along Bayshore Drive

This is the second autonomous transit vehicle open to the public in Tampa Bay. But unlike Tampa’s pilot, this one travels a busy route. → Read More

Where to get a coronavirus test in the Tampa Bay area

Many drive-thru sites are reporting long lines as the Thanksgiving holiday nears → Read More

Murals in Tampa parking garages highlight new bike racks

The initiative, sponsored by the Tampa Downtown Partnership, is the latest pairing of art and transportation in Tampa Bay. → Read More