Sorry if I’m a bit late in posting this; on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will be holding a board meeting in regards to whether or not the agency should move forward with a sales tax referendum (similar to what Hillsborough County attempted in 2010) to help fund road construction and public transit projects throughout the county. If this measure were to pass; we will be able to see improved roadway corridors, bike lanes and improved pedestrian facilities (such as sidewalks and crosswalks), bus rapid transit services, improved local and express bus services, and eventually a light rail corridor.
The meeting will be held at PSTA’s headquarters, located at 3201 Scherer Drive in St. Petersburg (zip code is 33716) and will begin at 9:00am. A continental breakfast is being offered at 8:00am for those who attend. I strongly encourage you to attend if you possibly can. I know that many of you have busy working schedules and may not be able to attend, especially if you live in neighboring counties. However, we need as many supporters to be present so that the PSTA board can become convinced that moving forward with the referendum is the right thing to do for Pinellas County. Many opponents (such as No Tax for Tracks) will be present as well, so the voice of support must clearly be louder than the voice of the opposition.
For more information about the upcoming meeting, or to get directions, please visit PSTA’s website, or call their InfoLine at (727)-540-1800. To view a PDF of the meeting agenda, click here. If you’re on Facebook, please click here to confirm your attendance. Please note that the Facebook event page is not hosted by PSTA, but rather Connect Tampa Bay.
Please make a difference in Pinellas County’s transit future by attending this meeting.