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January 29, 2014

Fla. transit supporters cry foul over rail survey findings

Supporters say the survey, which found 45% of residents opposed raising the sales tax 1% to pay for a new commuter train, fails to mention the new sales tax will replace a special property tax that funds PSTA operations.


November 21, 2013

Fla.'s PSTA bus, light rail plan approved

Includes a comprehensive, countywide bus improvement plan and a light rail project from Clearwater to St. Petersburg via the Gateway/Carillon area.


February 22, 2013

Fla.’s PSTA adds 8 Gillig hybrid buses to fleet

The new diesel-electric hybrid SmartBuses were purchased with federal grant funds and will replace the eight oldest buses in the agency’s fleet.


December 27, 2012

Fla. residents support publicly funded light rail

Fifty-eight percent of respondents were supportive of spending public or tax money to bring light rail to parts of the Tampa Bay area.


December 6, 2012

Fla.’s PSTA launches 3 new bus routes

The North County Connectors will offer bus service to many communities that have never had transit service before. Since the routes feature smaller buses that can divert up to three-fourths of a mile off of the regular route, a greater portion of the residents in those communities will be able to take advantage of the service.


September 4, 2012

Pinellas rethinking transit system

Ridership has climbed for the past two years, but the growth has come in spite of rising rates and reductions in service. The agency is strapped for the cash it needs to add buses and expand routes.


February 23, 2012

Fla.’s PSTA sets January ridership record

Ridership reached an all‐time high of 1,126,563 rides for the first month of 2012.


April 29, 2011

PSTA names new CEO/Exec. Director

Board agreed on a contract with the current GM of Iowa's Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority, Bradford Miller. Miller will officially take the reins July 5, 2011.


October 20, 2010

Pinellas Suncoast Transit adds paratransit contractor

EMT will be one of three companies clients can choose for ambulatory transportation as part of PSTA's Demand Response Transportation program, which provides services for people who are unable to independently use the regular, accessible PSTA buses because of their disability.


September 16, 2010

Fla.'s PSTA chief resigns, leaves light rail efforts in lurch

Advocates for rail and expanded bus service in Florida's Pinellas County — where transit funding lags behind other large areas — hoped Garling could help orchestrate a local referendum in 2011 or 2012.


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