From left, Len Ciecieznski, Jeff Danner, Brad Miller, Julie Ward-Bujalski and Sarah Ward are panelists for the Sept. 24 Pinellas Transportation eTown Hall.
Interact with a panel of experts in a discussion on Pinellas County’s Transportation Plan during an eTownHall meeting Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 to 8 p.m.
The public is welcome to participate in person in the conference room at the Pinellas County Communications Department, 333 Chestnut St. in Clearwater.
The event will be broadcast on Pinellas County Community Television (PCC-TV) available on Bright House channel 622, Knology Channel 18 or Verizon Channel 44, or join the blog and watch the event at www.pinellascounty.org/etownhall. Questions and comments also can be submitted via Twitter, #TellUsPinellas.
The Metropolitan Planning Organization is collaborating with Pinellas County to host this community outreach to allow residents to ask questions, make comments and give opinions about local transportation. The forum also will provide information about plans to improve transportation options.
A plan currently in the works includes a 25-year vision encompassing all means of travel – bicycle, pedestrian, freight/truck and roadways. Local officials want to prioritize transportation improvements to take care of the county’s needs now and into the future. And, they want input from the public.
A random sample of 40,000 residents will be called and invited to participate by phone. Others are welcome to join in by phone by calling 877-353-4701.
During the eTownHall, board members from the MPO and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will answer questions submitted by blog, phone and audience members. The panel includes:
• Len Ciecieznski, moderator
• Julie Ward-Bujalski, city of Dunedin Vice Mayor, MPO board member, and PSTA board member
• Jeff Danner, St. Petersburg council member, MPO board member and PSTA board member
• Brad Miller, PSTA executive director
• Sarah Ward, Pinellas County MPO interim executive director
The panel will address as many questions and comments as they can during the one-hour conversation.