The sinkhole in Pasco County grew by ten feet yesterday, threatening more homes. It’s now 235 wide and about 50 feet deep threatening more homes. The county is not charging residents for well water testing for some 400 homes in the area and is working on stabilizing the area around the sinkhole.
Part of the Coast to Coast Connector Trail is now open. You’ll eventually be able to go from downtown St Pete over to the Atlantic Coast on foot or bike, a total of 250 miles. A five-mile segment that connects the Pinellas Trail to the Pasco County border opened yesterday, and the next segment that will open in 2019 will be in Pasco County.
Trulieve, the first company authorized to sell medical marijuana in the state opened a dispensary yesterday in St Petersburg. The facility at 8435 4th St North has eight other dispensaries.
Five states that include Florida are in the midst of “Operation Southern Shield”. The program is aimed at making our highways safer and law enforcement officials will be keeping an eye out for impaired, distracted and anyone not wearing a seat belt. Participating states in addition to Florida include Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.
The new airport shuttle car are now at Tampa International Airport. Each of those cars cost $1.9 million and are part of the SkyConnect project at TIA that will link the new rental car facility and the economy parking garage to the main terminal. SkyConnect should be operational next year.