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Pro-Lens Supporter Describes Why the Project Would Be Good for St. Petersburg

08/19/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. In the past we've had opponents of The Lens on to discuss why they want to preserve the existing inverted pyramid (The Pier) on St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront. Today we'll hear from Chris Steinocher who is President and CEO of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. FMI

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Pinellas will have transit tax referrendum on 2014 ballot - where will those funds go? listen

02/27/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Despite push-back from more than a dozen tea party activists, five Pinellas County commissioners said it was time to get moving on transit. At a meeting Tuesday in Clearwater, commissioners approved a 2014 ballot measure asking for an up to one cent sales tax increase to fund transportation. During a follow-up Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority board meeting Wednesday, transit officials started talking about how to allocate the money if voters approve the referendum.

“The transit imp...

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Hillsborough activists organize to advocate for mass transit listen

01/29/13 Ella Wind
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Pinellas County transit leaders recently sent a referendum for the 2014 ballot to county commissioners for a sales tax to fund light rail. Community leaders and activists from Hillsborough County met in downtown Tampa yesterday to plan a movement for mass transit in their county.

Thirty local activists and representatives from unions, environmental groups, city administration and others met to begin a plan for a political movement to demand that Hillsborough move forward with planning a...

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Hillsborough may beef up bus system even without transit tax listen

10/11/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Those who find getting around Hillsborough County’s roads to be treacherous may soon have some reprieve. Transit officials in Tampa are approaching two key steps they say will make it easier to get from point A to point B without a car. But one might come sooner than another.

Transit is on a lot of people’s minds these days. In about three weeks, Hillsborough County voters may approve a penny-per-dollar sales tax boost to fund a transit overhaul. But a smaller project may get underway ...

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Commissioner Mark Sharpe speaks to Hillsborough Planning Commission listen

03/18/10 Rob Piccirillo
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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“Patton was a great planner! And a do-er.” That’s what Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe says in his transit presentation called, ‘The Blueprint.’ WMNF’s Rob Piccirillo reports.

Yesterday the county commission approved language for a transit tax referendum that could go on November’s ballot. One of its supporters, Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe, spoke this afternoon to the Hillsborough Planning Commission.

Sharpe says he supports the referend...

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Hillsborough Commissioners still torn on transit tax ballot language listen

03/11/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners deadlocked today on a a vote that would have adopted ballot language for November’s penny transit tax referendum.

For the commissioners who want to see the one-cent tax on the ballot, the issue was what the referendum’s wording should be. They debated whether to indicate that 75% of the money the tax would generate would go to mass transit, while the remaining 25% would go to rail. Commissioners Rose Ferlita, Ken Hagan, and Jim Norman vote...

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Transit Leaders Hear Good News on Federal Funds - Sort Of listen

03/08/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Today, transportation leaders from across the Tampa Bay area met with U.S. Congress member John Mica, who represents a portion of central Florida near Orlando. He told them not to worry about federal funds for high-speed rail, but added they need to get their act together when it comes to local transit.

All of the key players from the transit sector—from the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority to local city council members—sh...

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