Transit Update from the CEO – March 2014

Each month, PSTA’s CEO Brad Miller prepares a summary of some of the important topics discussed at the Board Meeting. This is the summary from March’s meeting:

Independent Audit Confirms Outstanding Financial Operations by PSTA

accountingPSTA’s Auditors, Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C. presented their report on PSTA’s 2013 annual audit, which found no material weaknesses or significant deficiencies.

  • The auditors commended PSTA’s internal controls and had no recommendations for improvements.

Coordinating Greenlight With Other Transportation Plans

trafficAs you know there are:

  • Long Range Transportation Plans
  • Corridor Transportation Plans
  • Community Planning Studies
  • Master Plans

And of course the Greenlight Pinellas Plan.

It is critical that our community’s transportation plans coordinate well together to improve all modes: transit, roads, bikes, and walking to make our community an even better place to live.

PSTA’s Planning staff will begin taking a leadership role in coordinating transportation and land use planning activities within Pinellas County starting with a pilot project along US 19 in Clearwater.

falseGreenlight Pinellas Opponents State that this Transit Initiatlve means a 300% tax increase. PolitiFact Florida Rates this Claim: False

You can find the analysis of PolitFact’s finding by clicking here.


Greenlight Pinellas Fact
(We will be distributing these in different ways)

Opponents of Greenlight Pinellas say projects like this have wasted taxpayers’ money all over the country.

Greenlight Pinellas LogoFact: Residents in 26 of 27 cities with light rail options are so satisfied with their investment that they are currently constructing or have funded plans to construct extensions or new light rail lines.

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

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One response to “Transit Update from the CEO – March 2014

  1. So much for ” No Tax For Tracks ” claims of PSTA being a hole to pour money into . It’s ok if you oppose anything with facts . It’s not ok to oppose the same issue with lies targeting uninformed voters . The independent auditor’s report is great news . the story link should be posted anytime the opponent makes this unfounded claim .

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