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Janelle Irwin TaylorJanuary 7, 2019

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority’s Board of Directors narrowed its list of potential CEOs to four during a meeting Monday. The short list includes one internal applicant and others from Jacksonville, Atlanta and Lexington, Kentucky. The board’s internal candidate is HART Chief Administrative Officer and Chief of Staff Kenyatta Lee. “As an internal candidate, […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorDecember 15, 2018

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority is looking for two residents to fill open positions on the Independent Oversight Committee being created to oversee spending of the one percent sales tax voters approved for transit and transportation improvements. The agency is moving forward with filling its positions on the committee despite a lawsuit challenging the […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 19, 2018

Tampa mayoral candidate Harry Cohen, a current City Council member, released a comprehensive transportation plan this week that addresses safety, traffic congestion, economic development and transit, among other things. The plan leverages the estimated $34 million annually the city will get for its portion of the overall $280 million raised from the 1 percent transportation and transit […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 15, 2018

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has made the first appointment to the All For Transportation oversight committee that will act as a steward of taxpayer revenue funding transportation and transit improvements in Hillsborough County. Buckhorn appointed former Florida Senator Arthenia Joyner to the committee. “Throughout her time in the Florida Legislature, Senator Joyner proved to be […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 29, 2018

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) is doing its part to get out the vote by offering free rides to Hillsborough County polling locations on Election Day. Voters can ride at no charge on all HART services, except for HARTPlus, the agency’s paratransit service. The “Roll to the Polls” promotion will run throughout the day on Tuesday, Nov. […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 19, 2018

A group serving the Tampa Bay area African-American community is backing Hillsborough County’s transportation initiative. The Florida Sentinel Bulletin, a bi-weekly newspaper, endorsed the All For Transportation referendum in its Friday edition. The publication isn’t considered a major player in the Tampa Bay market, but it is a key media arm of the African-American community […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 7, 2018

A referendum that would add a penny sales tax to fund transportation improvements in Hillsborough County has cleared a mandatory audit conducted by the state Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. Hillsborough County posted the results of the audit on their website Thursday, which were required to be completed and made available to […]

Kate BradshawJune 11, 2018

For a long time, being a Democrat on the Hillsborough County Commission meant constantly voting in the minority while the board’s center-right and conservative wings debated policy. When Commissioner Les Miller was elected in 2010, he and Kevin Beckner, the other Democrat on the board then, while passionate advocates for their causes at the dais, rarely got […]


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