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Cameras in Hillsborough will see red listen

03/06/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Hillsborough County Commissioners today approved an ordinance to mount cameras at 10 major intersections in the county to catch red light violators.

Commissioner Mark Sharpe said he would prefer the county not do anything that would attempt to enhance the revenue potential with the cameras, such as adjusting the length of yellow light.

The length of yellow lights is crucial in the discussion because of the concern among many people, including Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, that cameras at int...

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HARTLine board reverses funding decision listen

03/05/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Reacting to criticism, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit agency, also known as HARTLine, today reversed its decision to use nearly $1-million on bus service instead of extending the Tampa streetcar line into downtown.

The $900,000 federal grant was originally intended to go toward extending the 2.4-mile streetcar line from the Convention Center to Whiting Street in downtown. Instead, the Hartline board voted in February to use the grant to buy another bus and increase service on Neb...

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