Tag Archives: HART

Why we should care about CAIR

September 30, 2013


In a surprise move at this past Monday night’s HART board meeting, the board reversed their August decision and approved the Council on American Islamic Relation’s (CAIR) request to advertise on Hillsborough County buses. In August the HART board voted eight to two to stand firm on its policy of not accepting advertising promoting messages […]

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HART Did Not Reject Diversity, It Followed The Rule Of Law

August 8, 2013


Earlier this year the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Tampa attempted to place advertising on the city’s Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) buses.  These ads were an attempt to redefine the meaning of the Islamic word “jihad” with quotes such as: “My jihad is to stay fit despite my busy schedule” or “My […]

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Citizens Organized for Sound Transportation (COST) letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott

May 9, 2013


Below is a letter the Tampa Bay area group Citizens Organized for Sound Transportation (COST) sent to Florida Governor Rick Scott, regarding the budget request for allocation of $200,000 to fund a study of a merger between the Pinellas County and Hillsborough County transit authorities.  When will our trusted servants realize they cannot keep appropriating […]

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Light Rail On Track For Tampa Bay Despite Widespread Voter Opposition

January 14, 2013

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Before the 2010 elections, politicians in Hillsborough County were discussing plans for a light rail transit system.  To pay for the project, they voted to have a referendum on the ballot for the citizens to vote on increasing the sales tax from seven to eight percent, a fourteen percent increase.  Between the politicians, bankers, businessmen, […]

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HART vote unanimous against state mandate for merger

January 10, 2012


On Monday, January 9, 2012, a joint meeting was held between the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority HART and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority PSTA, in which the HART board voted unanimously in expressing its opposition to Section 71 of the proposed Senate Bill SB 1866 that was introduced today in the Florida Legislature by […]

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Light Rail on Dr. Rich Show

January 5, 2012


Discussion with Dr. Rich on the light rail in the Tampa Bay area      

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Light rail – dead but apparently not forgotten

December 22, 2011


You may think all is quiet here in Tampa, that the idea of an outrageous light rail boondoggle project had been decided by the voters and residents of Hillsborough County last year with a resounding NO to a referendum for an increased sales tax. But across the bay in St. Petersburg, the Pinellas on Track […]

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