Hillsborough County transit agencies and municipalities are at a standstill waiting for a ruling on the surtax

Cities and agencies with the funds at their disposal are hesitant to start spending for fear that if plans are drastically changed, they’d have no way to return the money......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 14th, 2020

County considers loaning HART $10M in reserves as transportation surtax is tied up in litigation

Hillsborough County doesn't want to be left with a hefty bill and neither does the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, but both want to see electric buses on the streets. Commissioner Pat Kemp's item on the Jan. 9 agenda was a recommen.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 10th, 2019

Readers sound off about the fate of the Hillsborough County transportation surtax

Tampa Bay Business Journal readers share their thoughts on the surtax......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 14th, 2020

Hillsborough transit authority wins certification of surtax spending plans from oversight committee

HART is moving forward with its spending plans......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 29th, 2019

Hillsborough, Tampa officials to make major decisions on transportation sales surtax allocations

If the referenced ordinance is enacted, the county would receive an estimated $115.15 million in new revenue in fiscal year 2020......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 3rd, 2019

A "once in a generation opportunity": A conversation with Tampa Bay transportation veteran Ray Chiaramonte

Ramond “Ray” Chiaramonte is the former executive director of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority. He also served as the former executive director at the Hillsborough County Planning Commission and Metropolitan Planning Organization. He .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 28th, 2019

Hillsborough County"s historic win for passed transportation surtax hits bumpy roads

The extra penny sales tax passed in November 2018 will allow the region to collect more than $280 million that will be used to reduce congestion and help pedestrian safety,.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 18th, 2019

Hillsborough County voting results by precinct on 2010 transit referendum

Data from the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections shows results from the 2010 transit referendum by precinct. The map depicts areas where more voters voted for or against the referendum. The map does not show how close results were. Some preci.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 16th, 2018

Sound off: Readers have clear ideas about Hillsborough transportation priorities

Following the passage of a 1 percent tax to fund transit improvements in Hillsborough County, Tampa Bay Business Journal readers were asked to share their thoughts about priorities. Here’s a collection of some reader comments: We need to inves.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 11th, 2018

On the agenda: Major developments in Frisco, Denton

Welcome to “On the Agenda,” the Dallas Business Journal column that scours city and county agendas, minutes, meetings and documents to see how North Texas municipalities are spending money, regulating land use and otherwise deciding matters of i.....»»

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HART fires CEO Ben Limmer after whistleblower complaint

The CEO of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, who has served less than a year, has been terminated by majority vote. Ben Limmer, alongside his wife, sat in the front row watching his attorney and HART's attorneys be questioned by board.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 7th, 2020

Construction to begin on training facility for Greater Cincinnati officers

Construction is to begin Monday on an $852,000 training facility for the Clermont County sheriff’s office, which plans to make the building available for use by other law enforcement agencies in the region. The one-floor building at 4470 State R.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 27th, 2020

Port Authority to test cell phone app for bus fares

The Port Authority of Allegheny County is set to begin installing equipment on buses this week that will allow riders to pay transit fares using a mobile phone. The equipment is being installed on 50 buses on seven routes that will be testing the .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 20th, 2020

NTSB releases briefing on 2016 Shelby County pipeline explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a report and its ruling on the 2016 Colonial Pipeline ( explosion near the Helena city limits. The Oct. 31 explosion resulted in the death of two excavation crew workers and injuries to four ot.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 2nd, 2020

In wake of court ruling on Denver"s controversial camping ban, parties talk next steps

A Denver County Court has ruled that the city’s controversial camping ban is unconstitutional. Andy McNulty, an attorney with the Denver-based civil rights and employment law firm Killmer, Lane & Newman who represented the plaintiff Jerry Burton, .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 27th, 2019

Muni Monday: A look at what was approved last week

Welcome back to “Muni Monday," the Dallas Business Journal's weekly feature that scours city council and county agendas to see how North Texas municipalities spend money or are planning to do so. Tips for Muni Monday can be emailed to dajamy@bizjourn.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 23rd, 2019

Hillsborough commissioners approve use of MOSI facility for Michael Keaton film

A film with award-winning actors that was slated to be shot in Orlando will now be filmed in Tampa. On Wednesday, Hillsborough County commissioners unanimously approved a consent agreement with the Museum of Science & Industry for the use of its fo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 18th, 2019

Muni Monday: Companies seek incentives in Plano

Welcome back to “Muni Monday," the Dallas Business Journal's weekly feature that scours city council and county agendas to see how North Texas municipalities spend money or are planning to do so. Tips for Muni Monday can be emailed to dajamy@b.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 16th, 2019

BART and VTA"s reasons for the ambiguity of San Jose rail"s opening date are also ambiguous

The two transit agencies have conflicting stories about their communications between each other in order to announce a date......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 5th, 2019

Muni Monday: Public transit, community development and golf

Welcome back to Muni Monday, the Dallas Business Journal's weekly look at what DFW municipalities are either spending or thinking of spending taxpayer money on in terms of development, infrastructure and more......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 2nd, 2019

Giving Back: Diamond View hosts Thanksgiving event for first responders

Officials from the city of Tampa and Hillsborough County joined Florida first responders at the Tampa Convention Center on Nov. 10 for the One Table event hosted by Diamond View Studios. “First responders are the heroes of our community,” said Tim .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 28th, 2019