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HART members contemplate WWJD – What will Jack Latvala do on fare box plan?

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With the Florida Legislature already powering through a third of their nine-week regular legislative session, board members with the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit agency (HART) expressed concerns on Monday regarding their chief legislative budget request for 2016. That would be a regional fare box system and smart card system — which would provide a uniform bus payment system for Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee, Citrus and Hernando counties. The Florida House unveiled their budget late last week, and the fare box system…

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Hillsborough County transit agency has $50 million in needs from Tallahassee this session

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Last week the Tampa Bay Business Journal reported that HART is seeking more than $50 million from the Florida Legislature this year, an amount that apparently surprised some members of the Hillsborough County transit agency. “I don’t remember $50 million,” board member Bryan Crino confessed at the agency’s monthly board meeting on Monday. That’s because most of the discussion at the board in recent months has been regarding a $7 million request for a down payment on the creation of a farebox system…

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