Tag: Katharine Eagan
Police stage at a security fence ahead of a rally near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The rally was planned by allies of former President Donald Trump and aimed at supporting the so-called "political prisoners" of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Image via AP.

Mitch PerryDecember 4, 2017
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The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) approved Monday the naming of Maryland-based Krauthamer and Associates to lead its search for a replacement for outgoing CEO Katharine Eagan. Eagan will leave the agency next month after serving as HART’s CEO since 2014. She’s moving on to serve as CEO of Pittsburgh’s transit agency, the Port Authority of […]

Mitch PerryNovember 14, 2017
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Katharine Eagan, as head of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) Authority, is receiving praise for embracing new technologies during her three-year tenure at the Tampa Bay area’s  most significant transit agency, despite a limited budget. Now scheduled to depart the region next year for a similar job in Pittsburgh (with higher pay and more funding), the […]

Mitch PerryNovember 14, 2017
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Funding to construct a new heavy maintenance facility tops the list of projects officials with the Hillsborough County Area Regional Transit (HART) are asking state lawmakers to prioritize during the 2018 Legislative Session. HART CEO Katharine Eagan announced Monday that she and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Seward will travel to Tallahassee Wednesday to meet with […]

Mitch PerryApril 17, 2017
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The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) will announce next week a partnership with the Tampa Innovation Alliance to enhance transportation options in the USF area. The plan is to introduce a small fleet of cutting-edge Tesla vehicles into the local market. Since its implementation last year, HART’s HyperLink program has allowed riders to book a ride through a […]

Mitch PerryAugust 19, 2015
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All summer, we’ve heard blowhards like Joe Scarborough inform the supposedly stuffy talking heads that they just don’t get it about the phenomenon that is Donald Trump. He likes to remind viewers that his brother, an alleged sophisticated Republican voter, really loves The Donald, and thus that explains why about 25 percent of Republican voters […]

Mitch PerryApril 20, 2015
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Before the 2015 Legislative Session commenced last month, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) Board Chairman Mike Suarez wrote to Pasco County area legislator Richard Corcoran, chairman of the Tampa Bay area legislative delegation, with a list of priorities that the transit agency hoped the state could fund this year. But with just two weeks to […]

Mitch PerryMarch 2, 2015
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Last week the Tampa Bay Business Journal reported that HART is seeking more than $50 million from the Florida Legislature this year, an amount that apparently surprised some members of the Hillsborough County transit agency. “I don’t remember $50 million,” board member Bryan Crino confessed at the agency’s monthly board meeting on Monday. That’s because most of […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 3, 2015
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Showing once again that she’s determined to make a mark on the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit board, member Kathleen Shanahan expressed frustration today that she wasn’t aware of any financial requests that the transit agency had made of its local legislative delegation, a month before the 2015 legislative session in Tallahassee. “I feel like we’re going […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 3, 2015
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Showing once again that she’s determined to make a mark on the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit board, member Kathleen Shanahan expressed frustration today that she wasn’t aware of any financial requests that the transit agency had made of its local legislative delegation, a month before the 2015 legislative session in Tallahassee. “I feel like we’re going […]


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