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Compliance Issues Continue to Plague the Suwannee Valley Transit Authority: Following the law and its own rules continues to be problematic
Posted August 11, 2021  05:30 pm

Suwannee Valley TA Chief Fails at End Run Around Law Improperly Noticed Meeting Canceled at 12th Hr
Posted March 7, 2017  11:59 pm

Suwannee Valley Transit, More Meeting Issues Nash Steps Up, "If It's Not Legal – We'll Cancel It"
Posted March 3, 2017  07:15 am

Columbia Cnty Comm'rs Nash & Phillips: 2 Who Turn Their Backs on Columbia Cnty Residents
Posted March 2, 2017  02:45 pm

SVTA Administrator/Commissioner Larry Sessions Ignoring the Law Is Nothing New At the SVTA
Posted November 14, 2016  01:28 pm

SVTA: Special Meeting Called to for Administrator's Pay Raise: "We'll Advertise It Right, Next Time"
Posted June 20, 2016  09:15 am

SVTA:  County Commissioners Nash and Bashaw Vote to Cover-Up Hijacked Minutes
Posted November 19, 2015  11:51 am

• SVTA: Live Oak Bus Route Failing -- Needs of Columbia County/Lake City Ignored
Posted November 12, 2015  09:10 pm

SVTA Attorney: "A confusing time. I don't think anybody really knew what was being approved."
Posted January 21, 2015  09:35 am | Part I |Part II

Suwannee Valley TA – $13.9 Million in Funding Since 2009: Who Was Watching the Store?
Posted January 20, 2015  10:50 am

Suwannee Valley TA: Fandango Continues, Tri County Board  Has Collective Amnesia
Posted January 5, 2015  11:55 pm

Suwannee Valley TA Pays $257,318 in Exempt OT DOT OIG Wants an Explanation
Posted December 29, 2014

SVTA Board Should Bring Back the Team That Brought it Back from the Brink of Bankruptcy
(Posted December 26, 2014)

Columbia County 5 Bails Out Suwannee Valley TA After It Runs Out of Money - Again: Gives $50,000
(Posted December 18, 2014)

• I Had The Displeasure of Having To Ride SVTA
(Posted August 27, 2014)

Former Suwannee Valley TA Operations Director: Team SVTA Accomplished Its Mission
(Posted August 25, 2014)

Suwannee Valley TA: In Disarray Since 2011, The SVTA Remains Severely Challenged
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Suwannee Valley TA: Dialysis Patients Riding On Saturday for Another Month
(Posted May 14, 2014)

FOILED – A Plan to Depose the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council and Replace it With the SVTA
(Posted May 1, 2014)

Suwannee Valley Transit Authority:
Here They Go Again - Good Government, What's That?

(Posted April 30, 2014)

• Administrator and Director of Operations Resign
(Posted April 24, 2014)

Suwannee Valley TA Under Microscope: OIG (Office of the Inspector General) Called In To Investigate
(Posted March 13, 2014)

Transit Authority Moves Into 21st Century Commissioner Nash Says, "No Mas" to Secrecy
(Posted March 11, 2014)

Governing Bd Meets in Locked Building. Safety Issues Kept Under Lock and Key
(Posted November 6, 2013)

Suwannee Valley Transit Authority Grievance Committee: Other Complaints & Retaliation (Posted Sept 30, 2013)  (Part II)

Suwannee Valley Transit Authority Grievance Committee Meets: Complaints Upheld - Rider's Representative Retaliated Against
(Posted Sept 27, 2013)

• In 2014 it is estimated that 40% of the tri county SVTA population will be eligible for Transportation for the Disadvantaged.
(Posted July 31, 2013)

Operations Manager Gets 13% Pay Raise
SVTA management created a "hostile work environment?

(Posted July 11, 2013)

Suwannee Valley Transit Authority (SVTA): Florida's Sunshine Laws - What's that?
(Posted April 23, 2012)

 • Suwannee Valley Transit Authority (SVTA) Train Wreck Continues: Accounting still questionable - Vendors still not being paid
(Posted March 27, 2012)

Dist V Com Scarlet Frasina Breaks Tie: Puts residents on hook for $300,000 loan to Suwannee Valley Transit Authority. Collateral – what's that?
(Posted March 02, 2012)

 • Suwannee Valley Transit Authority:
A train wreck working to get transportation for the disadvantaged back on track

(Posted January 31, 2011)

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