Bus

Fla. county passes long-term plan, still needs funding

Posted on November 14, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — The Hillsborough County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization board approved a grand plan for future road improvements and mass transit, but it will include wording explaining the county is still trying to figure out how to pay for the intersection improvements, more buses, light rail and road repairs, The Tampa Tribune reported.

The Transportation Policy Leadership Group, made up of all of the Hillsborough County commissioners and the mayors of Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City, is in the process of devising a plan to fund transportation for economic development. Its members have discussed placing a referendum on the 2016 ballot for a 1-cent sales tax to pay for transportation upgrades. The tax would raise about $6 billion over 30 years. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

San Diego's MTS bus service gets $2M boost

The changes to approximately 60 bus routes were approved by the MTS Board of Directors at its meeting on Thursday.

METRO Magazine launching new transit bus event

TBX is designed to connect an influential group of public transportation bus operators with a select group of product and service suppliers for an exchange of information, ideas, and solutions.

Transportation's future, electric vehicles hot topics at BusCon 2017

The show featured nearly 135 exhibitors and close to 60 vehicles, ranging from transit buses to motorcoaches and cutaways to vans, as well as some of the latest technologies available to operators on the market today.

N.C.'s CATS adds 9 new MCI Commuter Coaches

The latest MCI additions to CATS fleet feature the newest clean-diesel engine technology for near-zero emissions and improved fuel economy.

Proterra bus sets world record, drives 1K-plus miles on single charge

The 40-foot Catalyst E2 max traveled 1,101.2 miles this month with 660 kWh of energy storage capacity at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close