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Sarasota and Manatee Public Transit Merger/Privatization Proposed

The Sarasota and Manatee County Commissions are considering a proposal to merage their public transit systems and have them operated by a private company. The Herald-Tribune reports the company making the proposal is Transdev Services, Inc. of Illinois. They believe they can save taxpayers a minimum $2.5-million by eliminating duplication of services. The new system […]

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Blucher Running for County Commissioner

Jim Blucher’s filed the paperwork needed to make a run for a seat on the Sarasota County Commission next year. Blucher, who served eight years as a North Port City Commissioner tells the Herald-Tribune he’s beeing consdering a commission run for some time. If he wins, he’d be the first North Port residents to serve […]

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Charlotte County Traffic Enforcement Locations for This Week

We know where CCSO deputies will be carrying out special traffic enforcement all this week… http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/WENG-041315-Jennings-Traffic Enforcement VO.mp3 Deputies will be looking for speeders the entire length of Lakeview Boulevard in Port Charlotte, and all of the Jones Loop Road in Punta Gorda. They’ll be watching compliance with traffic signals at the intersections of I-75 […]

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New Method to Calculate Economic Impact of Events in Sarasota County

Visit Sarasota, the county’s tourism agency, is changing how it determines the economic impact of sports events. The reason for the change is international sporting events that weren’t on the radar until the last couple of years. One motivator was local businesses saying the county’s numbers were, according to the Herald-Tribune, “too conservative.” The new […]

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