Transit Update from the CEO – September 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 September 25th meeting: 

Greenlight Pinellas Council

  • Our major effort to reach out to the Pinellas public about the Greenlight Pinellas Plans achieved a major milestone this week with the first meeting of the Greenlight Pinellas Council.
  • Representatives from the Greenlight Civic, Business, and Government Committees met to discuss the work of their individual committees and determine how they best want to support the plan before the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners this December.

Greenlight council

 TBARTA Endorses Greenlight Pinellas Plan

  • tbartaThe Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority took the lead on Friday as the first transportation agency in the region to endorse the Greenlight Pinellas Plan prior to its presentation to the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) in December.
  • PSTA, the Pinellas Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Advisory Committee for Pinellas Transit (ACPT), and the Pinellas Planning Council (PPC) have all also scheduled October and November votes to consider approving the plan.

 New Service to the St. Petersburg Housing Authority 

  • SP Housing Auth logoPSTA’s Route 444, aka the Pinellas Park Shuttle, will offer service to the St. Petersburg Housing Authority starting next month.
  • A ribbon-cutting event to celebrate this new service will be held on Monday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. at the Housing Authority’s office located at 2001 Gandy Blvd N.
  • Please RSVP to

2013 PSTA Driver of the Year

  • 23-year PSTA veteran Julio Palmer is truly a rock star for PSTA.
  • He credits his service to our country as an Army Drill Sergeant & Tank Commander for his skills, and service-oriented approach to driving that helped him out-perform 364 other drivers for the coveted award.

Julio Palmer DOTY

Remembering Beverly Sloan

  • Bev SloanSadly, the PSTA family of employees got the news that long-time PSTA advocate, Bev Sloan had passed away last week.
  • A former PSTA Board member, she was known as “Mama Bear” as she tirelessly supported PSTA employees and their families for many, many years.
  • We will miss her but know she’s now riding a heavenly Route 38 and hugging its driver.


Filed under Greenlight Pinellas, Projects, Transit Data, Transit Services

3 responses to “Transit Update from the CEO – September 2013

  1. Terry Parks

    Bev Sloan was a force to be reckoned with. Hard to imagine a world where she doesn’t exist. I truly thought she was indestructible!

  2. William P. Steele

    Yes, Bev was a true believer in PSTA and PSTA employees. She dispensed some common sense over the years that helped move the transit program forward. William P. Steele

  3. I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of Bev Sloan. I’m sure she was a wonderful person! It’s transit advocates like her that we need more of, especially nowadays.

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