Pinellas referendum would increase bus and rail service listen04/23/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Tomorrow in Tampa TBARTA, the local transit agency, will unveil its master plan for the Tampa Bay Area. The agency has been working on the plan for over a year.
There has been much discussion in recent months about Hillsborough County putting a 1 percent tax increase on the 2010 ballot to fund their portion of the plan, but now officials in Pinellas County are discussing a similar plan.
Ken Welch is a Pinellas County Commissioner, and a member of a panel that has been working through the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. We spoke to him today about that panel.
The St. Petersburg Times reported today that, according to estimates provided to fellow Commissioner Karen Seel, the cost to build rail and double bus service in Pinellas would be between $3.8 to $7.4 million dollars.