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...]

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...]

TBARTA picks Don Skelton as interim executive director

Don Skelton is the new interim executive director of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority board of directors. He replaces Bob Clifford, TBARTA's first executive director, who resigned to join the engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff, according to a release. Skelton has a lengthy career in transportation planning and programs, including serving as secretary of the District 7 … [Read more...]