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Hart unveils Town 'N Country transfer station listen

07/29/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Although oil prices have been tumbling in recent weeks, $4 a gallon gas prices may have done what seemed impossible in the Tampa Bay Area – led more people to take the bus.

Ridership on Pinellas County buses is up 9 percent this year, and up 7 percent in Hillsborough County. In fact, business on Hart's express service is up 29 percent over last year.

On Tuesday, local officials and community members in the Town 'N Country area in Northwest Hillsborough County celebrated the grand ope...

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HART deals with financial struggles listen

04/07/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Board of Directors of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) met this morning in the County Center in downtown Tampa. The board is faced with how to deal with cuts to both local and federal transit budgets.

David Persaud, HART’s chief financial officer, assessed the current financial climate heading into the 2009 fiscal year.

Persaud said that the 2010 deficits might be made up through reduced services or opportunities for federal grants. Jeff Boothe, with the law...

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