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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Hillsborough County Commission candidates split on transportation plans

A Democrat and a Republican for District 7 Hillsborough County Commission have different opinions on how to fix the county's transportation woes......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 21st, 2018

UNC"s controversial Silent Sam settlement tossed out

The UNC System's settlement with the Sons of Confederate Veterans regarding Silent Sam was overturned in Orange County court on Wednesday, bringing the monument's future, and fate, back into the public arena. Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 13th, 2020

Regional council seeks proposals for $550M transit project funding

The Puget Sound Regional Council is offering $550 million in federal funds to transportation projects that will meet the long-term travel demands to the region’s urban centers. The council is in charge of dispersing the regional funding from the Feder.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 13th, 2020

Hey, Crain"s readers! We want to hear from you now

, a former top at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has landed a new gig with HNTB, a national transportation design firm. The company announced Monday that it hired Hakim as a senior vice... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 7th, 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

York County emerges as one of Charlotte’s hottest submarkets for industrial

As reported in 2018 by the Charlotte Business Journal, the Charlotte region is experiencing explosive growth in transportation and warehouse employment. Nowhere in the region has this growth been more evident than in the suburban submarkets to the north.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 27th, 2019

Health Share contractor goes into receivership, will cease operations

The Multnomah County Circuit Court on Wednesday appointed a receiver for GridWorks, which has coordinated nonemergency transportation for Medicaid enrollees in the Portland area but has run into financial problems. The court appointed Hamstreet &.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 18th, 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

How Microsoft"s Brad Smith became the conscience of an industry

Smith has become an important voice on some of the most salient issues facing the Puget Sound region, Washington state and the nation — from transportation to affordable housing to education. He is the Business Journal's 2019 Executive of the Year......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 13th, 2019

Gwinnett continuing transportation conversation

Gwinnett is a suburban county increasingly faced with urban-sized transportation issues. With the county’s population expected to almost double to 1.5 million people, growth is creating the type of congestion that can’t be solved by building more road.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 6th, 2019

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

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

Transit study slated for rapidly growing Williamson County hub

The city of Franklin hopes a new transportation study will help officials prepare for a surge in traffic as billions of dollars in new mixed-use developments are built in Cool Springs. On Tuesday, the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen will dete.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 26th, 2019

Financial services firm pursues incentives to invest $7.7M in Hillsborough, create 400 jobs

The 400 new jobs will have average wages of at least $60,165, according to county documents......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 22nd, 2019