Monday, June 13, 2016


We've been here before.
But the $6 billion project, much like the first highways built half a century ago, puts a disproportionate burden on minority and low-income residents whose homes are in its path.

Nearly 80 percent of the registered voters living at properties that Florida’s Department of Transportation plans to demolish are black and Latino, according to a Tampa Bay Times analysis.

In a four-mile stretch near Tampa’s downtown, at least 340 minority residents will be displaced.