Transit authority remains hopeful about proposed hi-tech Clearwater bus facility • St Pete Catalyst

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The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority did not receive the $25 million request from the U.S. Department of Transportation it needs to build its new hi-tech facility in Clearwater – but there’s another route it can pursue.  

PSTA had applied for a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant, formerly known as BUILD and TIGER grants, to build the $34 million transit hub.   

A rendering of the southeast view of the new terminal. The photo was provided by PSTA.

Last week, the U.S. DOT awarded nearly $1 billion in infrastructure funding, which includes funding for 63 capital grants. In the new RAISE round, two projects received the largest individual capital grants of $25 million (the maximum allowable limit) – the City of Manchester and the New Mexico DOT.

Although PSTA’s ask for $25 million was not approved by the DOT, the organization is hopeful the newly-signed infrastructure bill will be…

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