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Brad Miller takes PSTA’s wish list to Tallahassee

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PSTA executive director Brad Miller is in Tallahassee on Tuesday, making the rounds with lawmakers from Pinellas County about the wish list for his transit agency for the 2017 Legislative session. The visit has been described in somewhat dark tones by critics of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PSTA and its cross-bay transit partners with HART. The MOU was spurred by Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long’s advocacy for more formal collaboration between the two agencies, with the opportunity to have a…

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State transportation agency names Patti Johnson elected official of year

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The Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged has named Pinellas Park City Council member Patti Johnson elected official of the year for 2016. The honor goes to the local, state, and/or federal elected official who has demonstrated his/her support to those who are transportation disadvantaged. This official, the CTD says, has supported his or her constituents by working to ensure mobility options remain available to those who depend on them. This elected official has demonstrated a commitment to assisting individuals maintain independence and…

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Patti Johnson named a finalist for Transportation Disadvantaged’s elected official of the year

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Pinellas Park council member Patti Johnson has been named a finalist for the title of 2016 Elected Official of the Year. The award is given annually by the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged. The winner will be named Dec. 14 at a banquet in Jacksonville. The award is designed to recognize an elected official who has demonstrated his/her support to those who are transportation disadvantaged. The winner will be someone who has worked to ensure mobility options remain available…

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David Jolly announces federal grant for PSTA-Lyft partnership for disabled bus riders

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The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will receive a $500,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration for a pilot program to provide “real time” transportation to disabled customers so they can get to work, the doctor, and other necessary places. “This is a great day for Pinellas County, but an even greater day for the residents of Pinellas County” who will use the service, U.S. Rep. David Jolly said in announcing the award. Jolly, a Republican who represents Florida’s 13th Congressional…

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