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Hillsborough, Pinellas hoping joint transit grant bid finds favor with feds

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Thanks to some smart planning and a little federal insight, Pinellas County Commission won’t be going after this year’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery [TIGER] grant money. Instead, commissioners will support the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority’s joint application for those same dollars. The Board of County Commissioners formally agreed to approve a letter of support for the move at its March 29 regular meeting. “For several years, Pinellas County has submitted our own application…

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Pinellas County likely to drop solo transit grant bid to join regional effort

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Pinellas County Commission will likely forgo its application to this year’s federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery [TIGER] grant program. The move’s being made  to better support the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority’s joint application for the same grant money. County commissioners are scheduled to approve a letter of support for the move at their March 29 regular meeting. “For several years, Pinellas County has submitted our own application for TIGER funding,” reads the letter…

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