A Republican state representative has proposed a bill that would change how Pinellas County’s transit organization is governed.
The bill by Rep. Linda Chaney from St. Pete Beach got support recently from the Pinellas Legislative Delegation.
Transportation advocates are concerned that it would lead to a reduction in local representation on the board of the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA). St. Pete would lose two of its three seats on the PSTA Board. Dunedin, Largo and Pinellas Park would lose their seats altogether. The state would get two appointees to the board.
In addition, it could mean that PSTA might not be able to consider certain types of transportation services in the future like street rail, elevated rail or subways or provide some fare-free services.
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Also on Tuesday Cafe (2023 Dec 5)
We had two other topics:
- The chair of the Republican Party of Florida is refusing to resign despite a rape investigation. We also spoke about this on WMNF’s WaveMakers.
- We’ll also spoke about local concerns about housing affordability and homelessness with a group that will be singing Christmas carols at homeless shelters this weekend.
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