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Transportation to be focus of Emerge Tampa Bay town hall on Wednesday



Emerge Tampa Bay will host its third "Unfiltered" town hall discussion from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to help local young professionals sort through bay area transportation issues ranging from mass transit to interstate construction to proposed high-speed ferry service.

The Q-and-A session will take place at the University of Tampa’s Vaughn Center and will feature Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch and HART interim CEO Katharine Eagan. Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam C. Smith will moderate.

The idea is "to foster a meaningful conversation that really hits on the complexities of our transportation issues,” Emerge Tampa Bay chairman Brian Seel said in a statement. “Young professionals need answers to their tough questions so that they can channel their voices into action.”

Registration is $25 for Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Emerge Tampa Bay members, $30 for non-members and $35 at the door. Registration includes appetizers and drinks. Register at

[Last modified: Monday, June 23, 2014 6:03pm]


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