Transit Update from the CEO – May 2013

Each month, PSTA’s CEO puts together a summary of topics discussed at the Board of Directors meeting. Here is that report from the May 22nd meeting:

A Tampa Bay Region-Wide Smart Card On its Way!

  • smartcard PSTA approved a region-wide agreement that will bring modern smart-card transit technology to the entire Tampa Bay region.
  • An idea that emerged out of the recently completed PSTA-HART Consolidation Study, HART & PSTA worked with the surrounding transit systems in Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee, Sarasota, and Citrus Counties to make this a true regional effort.
  • Roll-out of a new Tampa Bay Smart Card should begin next year.

Transit Capital Plan

  • constructionPSTA got its first look at a proposed FY2014-FY2018 Capital Plan.
  • More needed bus replacements are funded but still requiring deferred needed replacements.PSTA’s operating facility, and new transit centers in Pinellas Park and Largo are funded for construction this coming year.

Land Use Planning Key to Transit Investments

  • landuseFor the first time in Pinellas history, a transit system is partnering with planning agencies like the Pinellas MPO, and Pinellas Planning Council to plan potential land use redevelopment options for proposed station areas.
  • Hundreds of developers, city planners, businesses, and residents have participated in collaborative charettes to map out what their preferred future Pinellas County should be!

Sincerely,
Brad Miller
Chief Executive Officer
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA)

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1 Comment

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One response to “Transit Update from the CEO – May 2013

  1. Terry Parks

    Nice report! Love the illustrations and format! Keep up the good work PSTA.

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