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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

Hillsborough transit authority to receive $2.8M to purchase new electric fleet, help boost regional mobility

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, one of the most underfunded agencies in the nation, will receive $2.8 million to purchase new electric buses and charging infrastructure from the Federal Transit Administration......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 12th, 2020

Federal coronavirus aid about to arrive at rider-starved Bay Area transit agencies

Three transit agencies serving – or soon to serve – Santa Clara County are earmarked for almost half of Bay Area transit agency funding in the first distribution of $780 million in coronavirus relief from the $2 trillion CARES Act, which Congress pas.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 17th, 2020

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

Met Council waits on word of federal grant for Southwest light rail route

The Metropolitan Council is still waiting for the official word on a federal grant meant to cover nearly half the cost of the $2 billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project. A signed full-funding grant agreement with the Federal Transit Admini.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 9th, 2020

State vetoes Hillsborough County Schools in-person delay

One day after the Hillsborough County Public Schools board decided to delay in-person instruction by four weeks, a Florida Department of Education letter stated that plan could not move forward. "The Emergency Order seeks to empower parents wi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 7th, 2020

HART board to investigate a complaint against interim CEO alleging "hostile" behavior

The interim CEO of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority who was tapped after its former CEO was fired following a whistleblower complaint is now also facing an investigation of her own. In an unanimous vote during the virtual Monday meeti.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 3rd, 2020

Push to further limit rent increases in Sacramento gets thrown out by judge

The Sacramento City Council will not have to place a measure on the Nov. 3 ballot that would further cap rent increases, according to a recent court ruling. Sacramento County Judge Steven Gevercer sided with the city of Sacramento in its battle o.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 31st, 2020

Hillsborough County commissioners move forward with plan to dissolve county emergency group

The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday the draft of an order that would dissolve the county's Emergency Policy Group and bring all its authority under the board. If passed, the order would entirely di.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 21st, 2020

Hillsborough County’s business recovery program enters phase two

Hillsborough County has started the second phase of its Rapid Response Recovery Program, which aims to help local businesses impacted by Covid-19. Under the program, small business owners in Hillsborough County who were forced to close because .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 13th, 2020

Montgomery County eyes property tax breaks for projects on Metro-owned sites

Lawmakers hope to incentivize the construction of more housing around transit stations......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 6th, 2020

Hillsborough tweaks face mask ordinance, will consider business enforcement changes

During its weekly Monday meeting, the Emergency Policy Group in Hillsborough County passed two amendments to its face mask ordinance, both of which adjust exceptions related to youth. One amendment, which Commissioner Sandra Murman proposed, adds a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 29th, 2020

Metro to launch on-demand transit app in St. Louis County

The St. Louis region's transit agency on Thursday said is launching its own on-demand ride-hailing service. Metro Transit is partnering with New York-based Via Transportation Inc. to launch the app-based service called Via Metro STL. It is a 12-mont.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJun 26th, 2020

City tax incentive under fire after Maricopa County court ruling

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge recently ruled against a tax incentive in the city of Phoenix, but one Phoenix attorney said the decision was "flawed.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 24th, 2020