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Pinellas to Launch Transit Task Force listen

03/22/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As a penny transit tax referendum inches closer to the November ballot in Hillsborough County, some might wonder how, or even if, the rest of the Tampa Bay region is going to tackle public transit. Today, officials met in Largo to discuss a possible transit overhaul in Pinellas. They announced the formation of a task force to help make this idea a reality. Florida’s most densely populated county may have a thing or two to learn from another auto-dependen...


Planning the future of mass transit in Pinellas County

03/18/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Yesterday the Hillsborough County Commission approved language for the November ballot that will ask citizens whether they want to raise the countywide sales tax by a penny on the dollar. The money would be used for transportation- roughly $0.75 for mass transit and 25% for road improvements. Frank Hibbard, the mayor of Clearwater spoke to the county commissioners about the importance of their decision.

Whether or not voters will approve the tax remains to be seen. But if Hillsborough buil...


Pinellas County Talks Move for an Improved Transit System listen

12/07/09 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Pinellas County is on the move toward an improved transit system. A Pinellas County Transit and Land Use Workshop was held today in Pinellas Park to discuss the county’s plans for future transportation improvement.

The workshop today was headed by several Tampa Bay transit groups including TBARTA and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority or PSTA. Tim Garling is the executive director for PSTA. He said Pinellas County is currently in the beginning stages of mapping out a comprehensive ...

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