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As Issues Come Home to Roost, Transit Tax Heads to FL Supreme Court

As Issues Come Home to Roost, Transit Tax Heads to FL Supreme Court

July 22, 2019

Many of the issues we raised last year about the All for Transportation (AFT) $16 Billion transit tax are coming home to roost.

 

Listen as the Eye speaks with Karen Jaroch, who helped lead the opposition to the AFT tax last year and raised warnings about its issues, discuss how the All for Transportation mess started, what the county commission is doing and the two appeals that have been filed to the Florida Supreme Court.

Opposition Grows Against BRT Project PSTA Seeks Federal Funds For

Opposition Grows Against BRT Project PSTA Seeks Federal Funds For

July 21, 2019

Pinellas Transit Agency PSTA seeks over $21 million from the Federal Transit Administration and additional funds from the Florida Department of Transportation for a Bus Rapid Transit Project. But opposition is growing to the project as two (S Pasadena and St Pete Beach) of the three municipalities formally oppose the project and opposition grows in the city of St. Petersburg. More details about PSTA's latest mess in podcast.

Court Ruling Puts All for Transportation Tax Thru Sausage Grinder

Court Ruling Puts All for Transportation Tax Thru Sausage Grinder

July 1, 2019

There appears to be flaws and irregularities with the recent court ruling on the All for Transportation tax. Residents and taxpayers of Hillsborough County need to beware of them and the risk that could be placed on taxpayers if Hillsborough county commissioners start spending the All for Transportation (AFT) tax dollars before all legal issues are resolved. Recent court ruling appears to have put the AFT tax through a sausage grinder creating more ground sausage.

Stop PSTA’s Central Avenue BRT

Stop PSTA’s Central Avenue BRT

June 9, 2019

It's urgent to stop PSTA's proposed $42 million Central Avenue BRT project. PSTA is going insolvent, their ridership has tanked 20% over last 5 years and they submitted misleading information in their federal transit grant request. PSTA uses road diets that takes away lanes of vehicle traffic for a bus only lane creating more congestion. Listen up for how you can help stop this bad project now.

Will Hillsborough County Tear Down Interstates?

Will Hillsborough County Tear Down Interstates?

June 1, 2019

Urbanists want to tear down Interstates used by 250-300K people everyday & serve as major evacuation routes. Hillsborough MPO just voted to spend federal tax money to study tearing down 10 miles of I-275 when that concept was rejected in their own current planning effort. The fate of FDOT's planned interstate improvements to reduce congestion, fix malfunction junction will be decided at MPO public hearing on June 11, 6pm, County Center 2nd floor Board chamber. 

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