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Light rail ranks as top choice in Tampa Bay premium transit study

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Since the demise of the Go Hillsborough initiative last year, transit officials and Tampa Bay-area lawmakers have pinned their hopes on a transportation study overseen by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART). On Friday, organizers behind the study — which was paid for by the Florida Department of Transportation — released their top five recommended projects. The number one ranked option is a light-rail system from Wesley Chapel to the University of South Florida Tampa campus and on to St. Petersburg.

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After public outcry, HART management again revises bus route changes

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Riders have had their say; now the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit authority is making more changes in the county’s redesigned bus service.

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Gov. Scott names Rich McClain to Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority

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On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott named Richard “Rich” McClain to the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority. HART membership is made up of 13 individuals: seven Hillsborough County Commissioners, three appointed from the City of Tampa; one from the city of Temple Terrace and two named by the governor. McClain, 58, of Tampa, serves as federal lead in Tampa for Deloitte Consulting LLP and is a member of the Tampa Bay Defense Alliance board of directors. Previously he was co-chair for…

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Next phase of Go Hillsborough public outreach campaign begins tonight

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Despite the mixed reaction that the proposed half-cent transportation tax has received so far in Hillsborough County, local officials insist that the final plan isn’t completely baked in the cake yet, and say there is plenty of time for members of the public to weigh in on the proposal. Along with the fact that the plan is heavy on building new roads and resurfacing and lighter on transit, there’s also been criticism that the half-cent tax will obviously bring in fewer…

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