Crist picks Duncan to replace Quarles on TBARTA
Gov. Charlie Crist has named former Pinellas County Commissioner Ronnie Duncan, left, to replace Shelton Quarles on the Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority. Duncan, an advocate of rail and previous board member, succeeds the former Bucs star, who asked not be reappointed this year.
Attorney Hugh McGuire of Parrish was reappointed. Emilio “Sonny” Vergara, 67, of Brooksville, former executive director of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, will succeed Sarasota banker Michael Bullerdick for a term that ends Sept. 30.
The new faces arrive as the regional agency pushes adding rail and more bus service -- and potentially a higher sales tax -- in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
David DeCamp, Times staff writer