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Central Avenue BRT will serve as St. Pete’s premium transit

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Downtown St. Petersburg will be connected to Pinellas County  beaches via First Avenues North and South with a Bus Rapid Transit line using a $500,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, according to the state agency. During a sunny news conference in front of one of Central Avenue’s many wall murals, FDOT Secretary Paul Steinman called the Central Avenue BRT route “premium transit” necessary to create a “fully integrated transportation system.” The new route piggybacks on the existing Central…

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Pinellas tourism officials to launch national ad campaign

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St. Pete and Clearwater are going national. Pinellas County is planning its first ever national ad campaign to promote the two areas as pristine tourism locations. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the county’s tourism agency, Visit St. Pete-Clearwater, is planning on purchasing ads on Pandora as well as underwriting from various National Public Radio programs. There will also be enticing photos of sun and sand from the region’s Gulf beaches to draw in visitors from frigid cities to the…

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