TAMPA, Fla. — A study commissioned by Hillsborough County government and conducted by AECOM cautioned improvements are needed in public bus service before the community could compete for light rail grants under new federal criteria, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The study has reportedly dismayed advocates of a plan to put a tax-for-transportation referendum on an upcoming ballot, perhaps by 2016. County staff cautioned the report is more of a checkup and that a more comprehensive study is needed once a specific transportation plan is developed. For the full story, click here.

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