TIA To Vote On Ride Share Service Increase 

Posted: 3:34 am Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

By Ann Kelly

 

If you use a ride sharing service to and from Tampa International Airport prices are being raised. TIA board members will meet today on a new contract that will include raising fares for companies like Uber and Lyft another $3. That will be factored into the overall cost of the ride, and will rise to $5 over the next two years.

A lightning strike was responsible for taking down a light pole and rupturing a water main on 4th St N in St Petersburg yesterday afternoon. Water service was interrupted to business in the area around 62nd Ave and crews expected to have it fixed and cleaned up late last night.

Cleanup on the Land O Lakes sinkhole will begin soon, but it’s going to cost quite a bit. Pasco County Commissioners awarded a contract to Ceres Environmental Services for the project. For now the county’s insurance fund will be picking up the $1.3 million dollar price tag for the initial phase of the cleanup that will take some 3-4 weeks.

Disney is looking for new cast members who would like to work from home. The position are for guest service representatives, and if you can speak Spanish and have previous retail experience that’s a real plus in the position. For more just click here.

The back-to-school sales tax holiday is coming up this weekend. Computers are be back on the list. They were not last year. The holiday begins at midnight on Friday, August 4th and ends midnight on Sunday, August 6th.