Will cross-county commuters have a new option?

Commuters in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties could have a new way to get around, as planning continues on a proposed 41-mile bus route connecting the counties. The plan being considered calls for designated rapid bus transit lanes to be built along the shoulders of Interstate 75 and Interstate 275. The route would run from Pasco to Hillsborough County — beginning at State Road … [Read more...]

Pasco considered for new cross-county bus routes

Pasco County commuters may soon have easier access into neighboring counties, as two new bus routes are being explored along the Interstate 75 and Interstate 275 corridors. Bus stops along State Road 56 and State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel would allow riders to catch buses traveling to Tampa and Saint Petersburg. The bus rapid transit project would help travelers move around, while reducing … [Read more...]

Vanpooling service could be new option for Pasco’s workforce            

Some private sector workers soon will have a new way to commute to their jobs throughout the Tampa Bay region – including Pasco County. The Enterprise car company is collaborating with the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority to offer vanpooling services to companies and their employees. Arlinda Karuli, Enterprise account executive, gave a presentation on the new service at the Smart … [Read more...]

Trails putting Florida on the map

Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp wants to get residents moving when it comes to supporting and building a network of trails and greenways. The first-time county commissioner recently invited trail experts to give residents an overview of current and future projects in Hillsborough and the Tampa Bay region. Regional trails coursing through Pasco County include the Coast to Coast … [Read more...]

Tampa Bay Express gaining favor in Pasco

A project to build express toll lanes on interstate highways, known as the Tampa Bay Express, has picked up an endorsement from the Pasco County Commission. Commissioners voted 4-1 on May 10 to send a letter to the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization urging a favorable vote on the project. The planning organization is scheduled for a June 22 vote on a project that has gained wide … [Read more...]