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Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority considers multi-level bridge to link Tampa with Pinellas listen

09/30/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This morning Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority passed their budget for the next fiscal year, which will go into effect tomorrow. TBARTA expects that soon there could be improvements to bridges and streamlined bus services in the region.

The 2.4 million dollars in projected expenses is 700,000 dollars more than last year’s budget. But that includes nearly twice the federal funding compared to last year, plus revenue from the [Vanpool program](http...

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Interview with the Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority

06/13/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good evening, welcome to The Last Call on WMNF. Today we'll talk about the area's transportation needs with Bob Clifford, Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA). Clifford oversees all TBARTA operations.

The Authority was created in July 2007 to to improve mobility and expand multimodal transportation options for passengers and freight throughout the seven-county region of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco...

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Rick Scott signs Florida budget, slashes $600 million in line-item vetoes listen

05/26/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Republican Governor Rick Scott signed the state budget today. Florida lawmakers had cut nearly $4 billion from the budget for next fiscal year. But today in a private Republican Party of Florida event at The Villages, Scott announced he had vetoed $615 million in line items.

"There were 3,036 line items in the budget. 3,036. I know this because I looked at every single line item in the budget, and it took quite a ...

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TBARTA gets funding cut by Governor Scott - and Tampa state Representative Janet Cruz talks about what it's like being a Democrat in Tallahassee

05/26/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Ronnie Duncan from TBARTA begins the show commenting on the reduction of funding from the state for the local transportation agency.

Also, Tampa House Democrat Janet Cruz discusses the just concluded Florida Legislative session, a brutal one for Democrats like herself.

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Pinellas transit agency writes governor, welcomes new executive director listen

05/25/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In a week where his approval rating hit an all-time low of just 29 percent, Governor Rick Scott’s mailbox appears to be brimming with correspondence from agencies across the state. Whether or not he’ll read his mail, Pinellas County’s transit board is among the latest to write the governor urging him not to ax funding.

Although the state legislature left funding intact for the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority, also known as TBARTA, the governor may not. PSTA board Cha...

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TBARTA: public transit faces cuts in funding, spike in demand listen

05/06/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Public transit is clearly a tough sell in Florida these days, though skyrocketing gas prices are making the case for alternative transportation. Facing increases in demand and decreases in funding, transit officials may have to do more with less.

The state legislature created Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority, known commonly as TBARTA, in 2007, when times were different. Facing cuts in state funding, executive director Bob Clifford said the organiza...

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HART Board extends CEO David Armijo's paid leave listen

04/04/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Hillsborough County’s top transit official is facing tough scrutiny in the wake of accusations of misconduct ranging from retaliation against whistleblowers and misuse of travel funds. Today the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit board placed agency CEO David Armijo on two more weeks of paid leave while they try to figure out whether or not to keep him on board.

The complaints came back in February. Two weeks ago the board voted to suspend HART CEO David Armijo with pay when national emp...

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Tampa Bay Transit Call-In

03/21/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s program our guests were Managers of Community Relations for two of our area’s largest counties’ transportation providers. Bob Lasher joined us from Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Donna Chen from Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority. Also we were happy to have Sandi Moody, with Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA). Sandi was formally with Bay Area Commuter Services, which has merged with TBARTA, So we still have an agency in our area that ...

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HART to weigh carpool lanes, light-rail starter line listen

01/24/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As rush hour picks up throughout Tampa Bay, you may be wondering if there will ever be a fix for all the gridlock. Transportation officials met in Tampa today to talk about possible short term solutions to Tampa’s transit woes.

Being stuck in traffic is a fact of life almost everywhere, especially in the Tampa Bay area. Hillsborough County voters said no to a large-scale transit overhaul, but Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (or HART) officials are still looking at ways to ease traffic...

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HART Board gives CEO raise, mulls Pinellas transit aspirations listen

12/06/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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In the wake of last month’s election, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority has a new makeup – including Sandy Murman, a freshly-elected Republican County Commissioner. How this will affect the organization’s transit plan has yet to be seen, but rail continues to factor in as the board looks to the future.

It was one of the HART board’s slimmest agendas in recent memory. The board meets one Monday morning per month at a bleary 8:30 time slot. In the lead-up to last month...

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