Sarasota County Commission backtracks on decision to cut funding for childcare, low income services

Listen: In a controversial move last month, the Sarasota County Commission cut funding for various social service programs, including childcare and homeless services. But now,...
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Human Rights of The Incarcerated

A slate of panelist for the upcoming criminal justice summit joins in as we discuss a host of issues facing prisons. The panelist include ex-offender...
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New College of Florida’s business plan is “not financially viable” according to a UF business school professor

UF business faculty: A business plan outlining sweeping changes at New College of Florida is “not financially viable” in its current state.
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The Scoop: Fri., September 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Supreme Court term limits There’s a new effort to set term limits for U.S. Supreme Court Justices. Former congressional candidate Alan Cohn is with the...
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The Incarceration Nation

Alexandra Bailey calls in to the Forum to discuss efforts to end mass incarceration in federal prison. She talks about the bipartisan First Step Act...
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Judge upholds a Florida law turning over the Gainesville utility to a state-appointed board

A circuit judge rejected a challenge by the city of Gainesville to a new Florida law overhauling control of the Gainesville municipal utility.
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PSTA and HART talk ups and downs Tampa Bay transit

The bus. It’s the backbone of transportation in the United States and still moves thousands of people around Tampa Bay every day. For the latest episode of The Skinny on WMNF Tampa, Whitney Fox, Director...

HART board will investigate agency’s CEO over allegations of mismanagement, hostile work environment

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority's board voted on Tuesday to investigate toxic workplace allegations against HART's CEO.

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit board recommends $15 minimum wage for HART workers, amid contract negotiations

Hillsborough County Commissioner Mariella Smith vocalized her support this week for raising the minimum wage of HART workers to a base pay of $15 per hour. This show of support from Smith, who sits as...

Tampa gets $67.3 million from state for streetcar expansion, largest transportation grant in region’s history

The Florida Department of Transportation Tuesday announced it awarded Tampa a $67.3 million grant for its streetcar extension and modernization project. The City and the Hillsborough Regional Transit Authority hope the expansion will make the...
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HART will purchase electric buses with $2.7 million grant

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) Wednesday announced it received a $2.7 million grant to add zero-emission electric buses to its fleet. Much like Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, Tampa’s lead...
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New CEO of HART, Ben Limmer, on transportation in Tampa Bay

In February, the board of Hillsborough County’s transit agency unanimously selected its next CEO, Ben Limmer. He began work at the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority late last month. He had been the assistant general...

MidPoint for Thursday, May 3- “Conspiracy” author Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday is the author of “Conspiracy: Peter Theil, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatony of Intrigue.” The book is a look at the events that led up to Hogan’s lawsuit against the website Gawker, a...

MidPoint for Thursday, Dec. 7 – HART CEO Katharine Eagan

Katharine Eagan, the outgoing CEO with the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) who will soon move on to run the Port Authority of Allegheny County, was our guest for the entire hour. You can...

Changes to HART’s Bus Routes Draw Pushback from Riders

Radioactivity Wednesday October 18 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll have a discussion about the major changes to HART bus routes in Hillsborough County. There’s been some pushback from...
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Tampa Bay Area Transit System on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we talked about our Tampa Bay Area Transit System. Our guests were Marco Sandusky, Director of Government and Community Relations for Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART); Michael Case, Principal...

MidPoint for Thursday, October 27 – Cesar Hernandez

Cesar Hernandez is the Government Relations Director at Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART). He’s also a former student body president at the University of South Florida. A Brooklyn native, Cesar is also an extremely active...
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Tampa-area leaders call for transit solutions

In order to attract major companies to a growing Tampa Bay region, high-quality transportation options are needed; that’s according to Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik. But when WMNF News asked him the best way to...

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