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09/25/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Tampa Bay regional transportation agency’s new director is a big proponent of bus rapid transit”

09/22/2018 – Florida Politics – “TBARTA taps David Green as new leader”

08/30/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “State: BRT could get its own lane on new Howard Frankland Bridge”

08/22/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Dedicated BRT lanes for new Howard Frankland Bridge in doubt”

08/22/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “This just in: study shows Florida drivers aren’t so great”

08/15/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “FDOT: Dedicated lanes for parts of BRT route may be too costly to implement”

08/11/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Transportation activists hope to pave over past referendum defeats”

08/11/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Hillsborough planning survey gives a glimpse at what’s to come for local transportation”

08/08/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Meet the guy behind St. Pete’s trailblazing dedicated bus route”

08/05/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Tampa Bay’s bus rapid transit: Do it right, which means paying for dedicated lanes”

08/01/2018 – Bay News 9 – “Getting There: The Future of Bus Rapid Transit in the Bay Area”

07/27/2018 – Business Observer – “Transit forum gets ideas moving”

07/23/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Transit forum speakers, attendees show support for bus rapid transit in Tampa Bay”

07/22/2018 – WUSF News – “New Bus, Rail Proposals Receive Wide Support At Transit Forum”

07/17/2018 – 10News – “Is now the time to fix Tampa Bay’s transit problems?”

07/17/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Column: Tampa Bay should speak with one voice supporting bus rapid transit”

07/16/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Any Tampa Bay transit project will bring development opportunities, expert says”

07/11/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Tampa Bay Transit Forum to tackle economic opportunity”

07/11/2018 – 83 Degrees Media – “Tampa Bay Area transit forum highlights regional vision”

06/29/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “The Notorious BRT”

06/29/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Viewpoint: BRT will take us from a region talking about change to one acting on change”

06/29/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Viewpoint: To develop as a car-optional city, Tampa Bay needs to focus energies away from interstate infrastructure”

06/21/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Pinellas agency takes the wheel for regional transit planning as TBARTA searches for a leader”

06/18/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “As bus rapid transit plans progress, Tampa Bay transit leader will step down”

06/15/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Private group seeking a Hillsborough transit sales tax has six weeks to get it on the ballot”

06/15/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Tampa mayoral candidate has a lofty transit idea”

06/14/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Tampa Bay Partnership sharpens vision for Bay area bus rapid transit plan”

06/12/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “$2.6M FDOT grant means no more Tampa streetcar fares”

06/04/2018 – ABC Action News – “I-275 Bus Rapid Transit, CSX Rail Line proposed to combat congestion”

06/01/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “BRT is the priority in Tallahassee, lawmakers say”

05/16/2018 – Bay News 9 – “Transit Plan Would Connect Wesley Chapel, Tampa, St. Pete”

05/11/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Pasco buries tunnel proposal at U.S. 41 and SR 54”

05/10/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Tampa Bay regional transit survey asks residents how they’d like to get around”

05/04/2018 – News Talk Florida – “Chris Ingram with James Holton on Tampa Bay Transportation”

05/02/2018 – WUSF News – “Florida Matters: Bus Rapid Transit in Tampa Bay”

05/02/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Wednesday’s letters: Mass transit success comes from thinking big and taking small steps”

05/01/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Editorial: Focus on improving, not killing, regional BRT concept”

05/01/2018 – WUSF News – “Bus Rapid Transit Replaces Light Rail In Eyes of Transit Planners”

05/01/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “No tolls for I-275, FDOT decides, but now its focus switches to I-75”

04/30/2018 – Tampa Bay Times -“Most want BRT. Hillsborough’s pro-transit supporters don’t.”

04/25/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “FDOT considers more efficient highway design to relieve congestion in St. Pete”

04/11/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Tampa Bay regional transit responsibility is about to change hands”

04/10/2018 – The Wall Street Journal – “The Next Big Thing in Urban Transit: Fast-Bus Systems”

04/02/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Regional transit overhaul could benefit from political opportunism”

03/30/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “TBARTA has an opinion on Bus Rapid Transit but is still figuring out its transit scope”

03/28/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Tampa Bay’s new transit goal: Dedicated BRT lanes from St. Pete to USF Tampa”

03/28/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Editorial: TBARTA’s positive push for a better transit plan”

03/28/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “The latest Tampa Mayoral candidate dishes on economic development strategies”

03/27/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “TECO Line Streetcar overhaul is on track for federal funding”

03/21/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Column: Bus Rapid Transit deserves a fair shake as a catalyst transportation project”

03/21/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “TBBJ readers feel the grip of regional traffic congestion”

03/19/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – What could BRT look like in Tampa Bay? Here are three examples

03/19/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Gov. Scott approves $1 million for Tampa Bay transit”

03/19/2018 – TBARTA Press Release – “TBARTA Awarded $1 Million by Florida Legislature for Regional Transit Development Plan”

03/15/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Express bus service connecting Gateway to downtown St. Pete expected by summer”

03/15/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Tampa City Council members call for comprehensive transit reform”

03/14/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Editorial: 2 smart transportation investments for Tampa Bay”

03/13/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Tampa Bay area transit planners concede a combined bus and rail solution is possible”

03/12/2018 – Tampa Bay Newspapers – “PSTA CEO receives pay raise after performance evaluation”

03/12/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Legislature approves $1 million for regional transit plan”

03/09/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Five things you need to know about bus rapid transit”

03/09/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Pinellas to start bus service to Tampa International Airport this summer”

03/09/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Here’s why future development is not a part of the equation for regional transit plans in Tampa Bay”

03/07/2018 – The Laker/Lutz News – “Bus rapid transit could be ride of the future”

03/06/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Coalition of Tampa Bay leaders taking $20 million transit ask to Washington, D.C.”

03/05/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Five Tampa Bay transportation projects in the works”

03/04/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Editorial: Tampa Bay transit plan needs reality check”

03/02/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Circulator system could be running in USF Tampa area by summer”

02/28/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “FDOT hopes for first major regional transit funding partnership in Tampa Bay”

02/23/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “After heated discussion, Tampa Bay agency’s support for bus rapid transit seems imminent”

02/21/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “As questions arise about regional transit plan, it’s unclear who in Tampa Bay answers them”

02/19/2018 – Tampa Bay Newspapers – “Forward Pinellas joins supporters of I-275 ‘catalyst project'”

02/19/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Regional transit plan authors mull revisions after calls for change”

02/14/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “As the region waits, Tampa Bay transit agencies look for improvements now”

02/13/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Federal transit announcement could earn $20 million for Central Avenue BRT”

02/09/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Engineers push back against criticism of bus rapid transit plan”

02/09/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “St. Pete City Council takes a position on regional bus rapid transit”

02/09/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “St. Petersburg, Tampa chamber chairs agree: Rays have to stay in region”

02/09/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Editor’s Notebook: Readers respond to editor’s take on proposed bus rapid transit plans”

02/07/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “CSX executive, Hillsborough commissioner to talk passenger ail”

02/07/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp rallies colleagues against regional transit plan”

02/06/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Hillsborough leaders raise questions about bus rapid transit”

02/06/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Editorial: HART raises smart concerns about regional bus proposal”

02/05/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Tech and transportation go hand-in-hand in mayoral hopeful Turanchik’s vision for Tampa”

02/05/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Column: Even with rapid buses, Tampa Bay needs light rail”

02/01/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Editor’s Notebook: ‘Affordable’ BRT isn’t the answer to Tampa Bay’s transit woes”

01/30/2018 – 83 Degrees Media – “Focus is on Bus Rapid Transit as first step in Tampa Bay Area transportation solutions”

01/29/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Column: Why bus rapid transit makes sense for Tampa Bay”

01/26/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Bus rapid transit service must be fast, frequent, experts say”

01/25/2018 – WUSF News – “Tampa Bay Investors: Improved Transportation Critical to Region’s Future”

01/25/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Urban design expert: Don’t skimp on Tampa Bay transit”

01/24/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Editorial: Tampa Bay needs real mass transit, not just marketing”

01/21/2018 – tbo (Letters to the Editor) – “Monday’s letters: Tampa Bay deserves rail as an option”

01/20/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Editorial: Too soon for Tampa Bay to settle for buses over light rail”

01/19/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Learn how bus rapid transit (and rail) could work in Tampa Bay”

01/19/2018 – WUSF – “Rapid Bus Transit Could Come Soon to Tampa Bay”

01/19/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Long overdue multi-county transit plan finds billions in savings”

01/19/2018 – Florida Politics – “Rapid transit plan – Wesley Chapel to St. Pete – gets unveiled”

01/19/2018 – St. Pete Patch – “I-275 corridor identified as “catalyst” for transit network”

01/19/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Five things Tampa Bay needs to know about bus rapid transit”

01/19/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Daniel Ruth: If it’s time to move on from light rail, let’s move faster this time”

01/19/2018 – Tampa Bay Newswire – “Space along I-275 corridor identified as “catalyst” for future regional transit network”

01/18/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Romano: Are buses really our last gasp?”

01/16/2018 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Bus rapid transit in Tampa Bay is cheaper than rail, but obstacles remain”

01/12/2018 – GovTech – “Tired of Fighting for Light Rail, Tampa Bay Turns to Bus Rapid Transit”

01/12/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Tampa Bay Transit: How rapid buses left light rail in the dust”

01/11/2018 – Tampa Bay Times – “Tampa Bay’s transit future: Light rail’s out. Rapid buses are in.”

12/26/2017 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Transit is a top priority for Tampa residents, Buckhorn survey shows”

12/12/2017 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Tampa Bay agency takes first steps to overhaul regional transit”

12/08/2017 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “TBARTA executive director will step aside for more transit-focused leader”

10/06/2017 – Tampa Bay Times – “New era of transportation noted among local transportation agencies”

10/06/2017 – Saint Peters Blog – “HART CEO talks ‘doing more with less’ for Hillsborough transit”

09/29/2017 – Tampa Bay Times – “Imagine: Light rail along I-275 from Wesley Chapel to Tampa to St. Pete”

09/29/2017 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Light rail tops priorities in latest Tampa Bay transit study”

08/30/2017 – Tampa Bay Times – “Bowen: Discussions of traffic woes bring little but more meetings”

08/25/2017 – Tampa Bay Times – “Tampa forum favors light rail, dedicated bus lanes as mass-transit solutions”

08/23/2017 – Tampa Bay Times – “Ruth: Talking (again) about Tampa Bay transit”

08/22/2017 – 10News – “County leaders exploring new options to navigate around Tampa Bay area”

08/21/2017 – 83 Degrees – “What do you want for local transportation of the future? Workshops invite your participation”

08/21/2017 – Tampa Bay Times – “Have your say Tampa Bay on the region’s future transit options”

08/10/2017 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Tampa Bay transit planning takes another baby step”

05/15/2017 – Saint Peters Blog – “HART board members want ‘catalyst’ transit project expedited”

04/22/2017 – Tampa Bay Times – “Tampa Bay transit study identifies five corridors for future transportation systems”

04/18/2017 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “These are the Tampa Bay area corridors identified as priorities in regional transit study”

04/05/2017 – Tampa Bay Business Journal – “Transit engineers to announce priority Tampa Bay corridors this week”

03/14/2017 – Tampa Bay Newswire – “Regional Transit Feasibility Plan moves forward to identify “catalyst project” in the Tampa Bay area”

03/14/2017 – Tampa Patch – “Regional Transit Feasibility Plan moves forward to identify “catalyst project” in the Tampa Bay area”

02/01/2017 – Tampa Bay Times – “Want good regional mass transit? New study urges regional governance first to make it happen”

01/23/2017 – Tampa Bay Newspapers – “Officials taking closer look at regional transportation options”

News Releases

Jul. 11, 2018: Tampa Bay Transit Forum will highlight transit efforts and steps towards a regional vision

May 10, 2018: Team creating Regional Transit Feasibility Plan seeks public input on transit options with online survey

Jan. 19, 2018: Space along I-275 corridor identified as “catalyst” for future regional transit network

Sept. 29, 2017: Public input helps identify top regional transit projects | Regional Transit Vision map

Aug. 10, 2017: Regional Transit Feasibility Plan team seeks your comments on regional transit connections

Mar. 6, 2017: Regional Transit Feasibility Plan moves forward to identify “catalyst project” in the Tampa Bay area


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