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As ballots start coming in, All for Transportation makes its case for sales tax hike

As ballots start coming in, All for Transportation makes its case for sales tax hike

TAMPA ó There is little disagreement that Hillsborough Countyís roads and bus network are not meeting the needs of the fast-growing county.But how to fix congestion and pay for better transit remains a thorny issue even as voting by mail already is u...
Published: 10/12/18
Hereís how money from a sales tax hike would improve transportation in Hillsborough

Hereís how money from a sales tax hike would improve transportation in Hillsborough

BRANDON ó The snarl of traffic starts early on Bloomingdale Avenue, brake lights inching west in a blur toward Interstate 75.Almost 50,000 vehicles travel the four-lane road every day. Congestion is so bad that traffic engineers give it an F, the low...
Published: 10/09/18
Updated: 10/12/18
Bucs, Rays, Lightning back sales tax hike for transportation; each donate $100,000

Bucs, Rays, Lightning back sales tax hike for transportation; each donate $100,000

TAMPA ó Tampa Bayís three major professional sports franchises have each donated $100,000 to the citizenís group pushing a sales tax for transportation improvements, helping push the groupís total political donations over the $2 million mark.Boosted ...
Published: 10/05/18
Pinellasí first electric bus is here. Itís free. Itís in St. Pete.

Pinellasí first electric bus is here. Itís free. Itís in St. Pete.

ST. PETERSBURG ó The rumblings of a bus tend to be loud and exhaust-filled. Pinellas Countyís bus agency wants to change that around here.The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority purchased two electric busses that will start running this weekend in do...
Published: 10/03/18
Is Pinellas County really the most dangerous place in the nation to ride a bicycle?

Is Pinellas County really the most dangerous place in the nation to ride a bicycle?

The headline was alarming."The Most Dangerous Place to Bicycle in America," the Wall Street Journal wrote Monday, declaring "Pinellas County, Fla., has the highest cyclist death rate in the Tampa Bay metro area ó which has the highest rate of any met...
Updated one month ago
Commute times reach nearly half an hour, note backers of tax hike for transportation

Commute times reach nearly half an hour, note backers of tax hike for transportation

TAMPA ó Something to ponder the next time youíre stuck on Dale Mabry Highway during rush hour: The average commute for people in Hillsborough County now pushes half an hour.U.S. Census Bureau data released this month shows a 28.3 minute average commu...
Updated one month ago
Could Trump starve a Tampa Bay transit project of federal funds?

Could Trump starve a Tampa Bay transit project of federal funds?

ST. PETERSBURG ó The Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit line has succeeded where other Tampa Bay transit projects have failed. The project aimed at connecting downtown to the beaches has avoided anti-transit sentiment while securing money and support f...
Updated one month ago
Local hospital groups back transportation sales tax plan with $175,000 in donations

Local hospital groups back transportation sales tax plan with $175,000 in donations

TAMPA ó Two local hospital groups have donated a combined $175,000 to the group campaigning for a sales tax hike to pay for transportation improvements. They say the ballot measure will increase access to medical care and provide transportation optio...
Updated one month ago
Hillsborough MPO holds Southshore transit meeting

Hillsborough MPO holds Southshore transit meeting

Hillsborough MPO will hold an open house from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 13) at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. The open house will cover the SouthShore Transit Study reevaluation.All residents who want better t...
Updated one month ago

Pasco road planners push path beneath U.S. 19 bridge for pedestrian safety

PORT RICHEY ó More than a decade after the city of Port Richey studied the idea of building a pedestrian path beneath U.S. 19 at the Pithlachascotee River bridge, county transportation leaders are poised to do likewise.Later this month, the Pasco Met...
Updated one month ago