The PSTA is the classic example of why these transit authorities don't work and why the public is reluctant to fund public transportation.
St. Petersburg, Fl
Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb PhD
Coauthor of: So You Want Blog
Below in a series of Posts are the PSTA Board Member evaluations for PSTA CEO Brad Miller.
It is a bit of a read, but you will find the variance, attention to detail, seriousness and stunning lack of a grasp of reality by some of the PSTA Board members almost unbelievable.
PSTA is an authority to oversee public transportation in Pinellas County and the 15 member board was constituted so almost all the 24 municipalities in Pinellas County would be represented.
The result is a board that it is cumbersome, inattentive, and incapable of managing even their own CEO let along a public transportation system.
Miller has violated Federal law, lied repeatedly to the public and the PSTA Board, violated the rights of PSTA employees and has shown a general disregard for the public.
However, none of that appears in these evaluations, and that is not really surprising since this is the same board that repeatedly gave him votes of confidence.
Public transportation is a mess in Pinellas County, and the reputation of the Authority has never been worse. The face of these problems is Brad Miller but the PSTA Board just keeps its head in the sand hoping things will change.
Brad Miller should be terminated from his position at the next PSTA Board meeting regardless of the cost.
The PSTA is the classic example if not the poster child for why these transit authorities don't work and why the public is reluctant to fund public transportation.
Check out Brad Miller's reviews below.
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