Pinellas commissioner discusses light rail listen05/02/08 Mitch E. Perry
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As leadership in the Tampa Bay Area seems to be getting closer to putting together a package to bring light rail to the region, the community is looking at other cities for guidance.
Last week Richard Simonetta, chief executive officer of Valley Metro Rail, the transit authority in Pheonix, presented an overview to the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA).
Pinellas County Commission Chairman Ronnie Duncan serves as vice chair of TBARTA. He told WMNF this week that he traveled on his own dime to visit the Valley Metro Rail authority, and the mayor of Pheonix, to check out first hand how theyâ€™ve done what theyâ€™ve done.