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  1. FL: Construction Begins on $42M SunTrax Autonomous Testing Facility in AuburndaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Nov. 13--AUBURNDALE -- When you think of autonomous cars, the city of Auburndale doesn't come to mind. All of that is expected to change in the coming years.

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  2. FL: 3 of 5 Leaving Citrus Connection BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Nov. 14--LAKELAND -- As the Lakeland City Commission sees a new majority join its ranks in January, so too will Citrus Connection's leadership experience a major personnel change. Of the five-member board, two are not returning in January and one is putting in a bid for state-level office and will have to leave sometime next year.

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  3. FL: Eagle Lake Agrees to Fund TransitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | Mass Transit

    City Commissioners voted 5-0 to pay the increase asked for by Citrus Connection, the transit service, to keep making stops in Eagle Lake. The commission accepted the terms contingent on city staff and Citrus Connection being able to come to terms on a payment plan, and they weren't accepted without some hesitation.

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  4. FL: Eagle Lake Approves Budget, Tables Transit DecisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Sept. 20--EAGLE LAKE -- The City Commission voted 4-0 during Tuesday night's meeting to approve a proposed $3.35 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. "Staff was a pleasure to work with," said City Manager Tom Ernharth, who prepared his first budget as the city's top appointed official.

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  5. FL: New Transit Facility Honors Former Lakeland MayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | Mass Transit

    June 20--LAKELAND -- A new northside bus and carpool hub was named in honor of former Lakeland Mayor Gow Fields, and dedicated to him and two other black transit officials who spent their careers promoting the cause of public transportation in Polk County. A marble obelisk at the facility is inscribed with Fields' name, as well as the names of retired Citrus Connection employee Dean Kirkland-McMillan and retired Florida Department of Transportation planner Jan Parham.

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  6. FL: Citrus Connection Gets a Whiff of That New Bus SmellRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Mass Transit

    May 11--LAKELAND -- The Citrus Connection's first new buses in more than a decade were unveiled Wednesday morning, representing the cutting edge of a vehicle replacement plan whose previous absence had threatened the financial stability of the agency. The five 35-foot-long Gillig buses are 5 feet shorter than the previous mainstay of the Lakeland public transit fleet and are the new standard that better suits the mixed urban and rural environment the agency services, Executive Director Tom Phillips said.

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