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Get in on planning for mass transit

Would you be interested in seeing a light rail network running between St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa? How about an express bus running from your neighborhood to the nearest rail station?

The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority is hosting a couple of workshops this week in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties as part of its efforts to find out what the public really wants in a mass transit system.

"We've had numerous meetings, and we've spoken to thousands of people. Their voice will definitely be heard," said TBARTA chairman Shelton Quarles. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer was appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to the board, which includes local mayors and county commissioners.

Visitors can come and go during the two-hour open house-style workshops. They'll see displays of maps, diagrams and examples of different modes of transportation, such as commuter rail or rapid-transit buses. They'll be shown the routes that TBARTA is focusing on. They can ask questions, and they'll be asked to fill out a survey.

There will also be an online workshop Wednesday evening in which viewers can watch a live PowerPoint presentation on their computers, listen to a moderator on a conference call, and ask questions through an online message board.


Light rail workshops

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., open house-style meetings.

Hillsborough County: Tuesday, Doubletree Hotel, 4500 W Cypress St., Tampa.

Pinellas County: Thursday, Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.

Online: Wednesday, live PowerPoint presentations at 6 and 7 p.m. Go to

Get in on planning for mass transit 08/02/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 10:12am]
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