Improving Regional Bus Connections in Tampa Bay

Making inter-county travel via transit even better! With the launch of an improved Purple Bus Route in Hernando County and the upcoming cross-bay connection between Pinellas and Manatee Counties, traveling from one county to another couldn’t be any easier! As shown in the illustration above, various transit agencies have launched cross-county bus services in orderContinue reading “Improving Regional Bus Connections in Tampa Bay”

TBARTA names new officers, Quarles returning as chair

TBARTA names new officers with Shelton Quarles returning as chairTampa Bay Business Journal – by Larry Halstead Staff Writer New officers were elected at the December board meeting of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority. Returning as chairman is Shelton Quarles, a gubernatorial appointee. Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard was elected vice chairman, Ann Hildebrand,Continue reading “TBARTA names new officers, Quarles returning as chair”

Iorio: It’s Train Time For Tampa – Part 1

Tampa Bay area officials urged to plan now for mass transit projectsBy Janet Zink, Times staff writerIn print: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 TAMPA — Now is the time for the Tampa Bay area to come forward with mass transit plans, U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, told Hillsborough County leaders Tuesday.Mica, Republican leader of theContinue reading “Iorio: It’s Train Time For Tampa – Part 1”

Oh, the joys of blogging!

Just look at the many things you’ll find by going to the TampaBLAB (by the way, it means Tampa Bay Local Area Bloggers). Anyways, as cyberspace becomes more advanced each day, more businesses, and even government agencies, are jumping onto the blogging bandwagon. Well today, I found that TBARTA has a page on Twitter, anotherContinue reading “Oh, the joys of blogging!”

Iorio: It’s Train Time For Tampa – A summary

This post will begin a series in my blog dealing with the lack of rail in Tampa Bay. As some of you might already know, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio has been pushing a 1 cent sales tax to fund the project and hopes to get it to a public vote by 2010. But there’s tonsContinue reading “Iorio: It’s Train Time For Tampa – A summary”

The long road ahead for TBARTA

This week, TBARTA finally chose an executive director to lead the new agency into the next decade or so. Bob Clifford, currently the planning director for FDOT District 7, which covers the Tampa Bay area (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties), was selected for the position after being interim director since the agency’s inception.Continue reading “The long road ahead for TBARTA”

TBARTA may get some much needed funding

Plan Funds Transit Authority By RICH SHOPES The Tampa Tribune Published: April 15, 2008 TAMPA – The transportation authority responsible for creating a mass transit plan for the Tampa Bay area is so cash poor it can’t hire an executive director. Known as TBARTA — an acronym for Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority —Continue reading “TBARTA may get some much needed funding”