Pinellas County Community Television will present a live eTownHall telecast Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 to 8 p.m.to engage citizens in the development of the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Pinellas Transportation Plan.
The eTownHall will provide citizens with an opportunity to learn more about the future of transit in Pinellas County while sharing their comments and concerns with four panelists representing the MPO and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.
Through the eTownHall format, people can participate in the discussion by blogging their questions and comments, listening on the phone, or by viewing the telecast on channel 622 (Brighthouse Networks), 18 (Knology) or 44 (Verizon).
Panelists will include the following:
• Ken Welch, chair of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners; MPO Board member; and PSTA Board member
• Julie Bujalski, Dunedin City Commissioner, Pinellas MPO Board member, and PSTA Board member,
• Sarah Ward, interim executive director of the Pinellas MPO
• Brad Miller, chief executive officer of PSTA
The MPO is focused on improving transportation throughout the county and has kicked off an effort to create a 30-year blueprint for the entire county transportation system. The Pinellas Transportation Plan includes transportation improvements that best serve the community’s needs and expectations. Specifically, the Plan identifies future transportation projects and priorities that will maintain and improve the transportation system in Pinellas County over time. All means of travel are considered including public transportation, bicycle, pedestrian, freight/truck, and roadways.