The Tea Party vision for the federal Highway Trust Fund

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Many of you by now have probably read my “No New Funding (equals) A Transportation Disaster” blog post that I put out back in April, which explained the current situation of federal Highway Trust Fund and why it’s running dry. On June 30th, I put out a brief follow-up post stating how time is running out for our elected officials to come up with a longer-term solution to replenish the federal Highway Trust Fund (which I will refer to throughout the rest of this post as the HTF), due to the ongoing partisan bickering that continues to stall any significant progress. Then, just Tuesday, July 17, the Republican-led House came up with a short-term measure that would keep the HTF funded through May, 2015, something that both many Democrats and some Tea Party groups aren’t too happy about. The plan is being spearheaded by Republican Congressman Dave Camp of Michigan and is known as HR5021, or The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014. The measure passed the House chamber with a 367 to 55 vote.

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PSTA to Host Greenlight Pinellas Telephone Town Hall Series

PSTA will be holding a Greenlight Pinellas telephone Town Hall this Thursday, July 24 at 10am. Please join in if you can!


The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will host a series of interactive telephone town hall meetings to share information and gather feedback about Pinellas County’s transit future.

Residents from all over Pinellas County will receive automated calls inviting them to participate, and anyone can dial in to 877-229-8493 to listen and make their voice heard. Participants will be able to ask questions, both on the call and through social media channels.

Greenlight Pinellas LogoThe first town hall meeting will take place on Thursday, July 24 at 10:00 AM. The call will feature Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala and will be moderated by PSTA CEO Brad Miller. The call will be open to press; additional dial-in information will be advised early next week.

This will be the first of three telephone town hall meetings in the month of July; the others will take place the following week with PSTA Board Chair

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