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PSTA climbs on board Janet Long’s ‘regional council of governments’ idea

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Members of the governing board of Pinellas’ bus transportation authority voted unanimously Wednesday to develop an agreement to coordinate with the Hillsborough transit authority. The agreement, which would be forwarded to the State Legislature, is a step to creating a regional council of governments that’s been proposed by Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long. Long said the proposal is a “framework” for merging several governmental agencies into one regional organization that can provide regional solutions to transit, land and economic development,…

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Janet Long unveils a proposed Regional Council of Governments model for the Tampa Bay area

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Under a proposed regulation coming from the U.S. Department of Transportation, regional Metropolitan Organizations should merge into one large such agency. That’s prompted officials in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties to have some tentative discussions about such a merger. In that spirit, Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long unveiled a proposal at a joint meeting of the transit agencies of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties for a “Regional Council of Governments,” which would include having the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)…

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Janet Long proposes forming a “regional council of governments”

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After two years’ study and discussions with business leaders and elected and appointed officials, Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long has come up with a way that she says will help solve problems that face all Tampa Bay governments. Long is proposing the formation of a “regional council of governments” comprised of members from Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. The council would work to serve as the forum for regional decision-making by finding regional answers to transportation, affordable housing, economic development,…

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