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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Flood Update: Evacuation order remains in effect for residents in Elfers area

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL— Pasco County’s evacuation order remains in effect for residents in flood prone areas of Elfers in southwest Pasco County. As of 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, here is the latest information... ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Sand bag locations open for residents

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL— Pasco County and the City of New Port Richey have opened five sand bag locations after severe thunderstorms moved through the area Friday. The thunderstorms caused local street flooding near streams,... ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

Evacuation order remains in effect for residents in Elfers area

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL— Pasco County’s evacuation order remains in effect for residents in flood prone areas of Elfers in southwest Pasco County.

Here is an update on flood issues in the last 24 hours:

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

Flood Waters Can Pose Health Risks

Florida Health

New Port Richey – Health Officials urge residents to take precautions with flood waters. Although skin contact with flood waters may not, by itself, pose a serious health risk, health hazards are a concern when waters become... ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

Over 1800 people download “MyPasco” mobile APP

MyPasco App

PASCO COUNTY --- Pasco County Government’s new mobile application (APP) for smart phone and tablet users has been successfully downloaded by 1806 users. The new APP called, “MyPasco” was unveiled to the public on June 9,... ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Citizen Stakeholder Meetings to be held in August

PASCO COUNTY, FL - The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will host five community meetings during the month of August. The BCC will hold four Citizen Stakeholder meetings going over the proposed budget for... ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2015

MPO Approves 2015 List of Priority Projects

DADE CITY, FL- The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board unanimously adopted the 2015 List of Priority Projects at the July 9, 2015 meeting. The MPO met at the Historic Pasco County Courthouse in Dade... ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2015

Statement to Riverside Village Residents

PASCO COUNTY --- Pasco County Public works is reaching out to the residents who live in the area of Riverside Village and would be affected by a proposed MSBU.

“Due to a last minute veto by the Governor no funding is... ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

The Pasco County Library System turns 35 in July

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PASCO COUNTY, FL- Pasco County Library System (PCLS) will celebrate its 35th birthday in July. In order to mark the event the PCLS will have a special birthday celebration open to the public on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

Pasco County Government launches the new “MyPasco” mobile APP

PASCO COUNTY --- Pasco County Government’s new mobile application (APP) for smart phone users is now available online. The new APP is designed for Android, Apple, Blackberry, and Windows mobile products.

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Pasco County wants to know your favorite Pasco Place

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PASCO COUNTY --- Pasco County is launching a social media campaign encouraging social media users to post their favorite Pasco County Place. The campaign is dubbed My Pasco Place using hash tag #MyPascoPlace.

“We hope our... ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

SunWest Park set to have soft opening on Fourth of July

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HUDSON, FL – SunWest Park operators are announcing a “Sneak Peek” for the new park this Fourth of July. Park doors will open at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2015 with limited amenities. The park is located at 17362 Old Dixie... ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2015

Pasco Selected for Site Readiness Program

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Zephyrhills, Florida - Duke Energy has completed the evaluation of the Zephyrhills Airport Industrial Area through the company’s Site Readiness Program. The Pasco County Office of Economic Growth believes this opportunity to... ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2015

County Awarded New Funding to Clean, Revitalize, and Assess Brownfields

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $54.3 million in grants to provide communities with funding necessary to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and... ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2015

Little Free Libraries Installed in 4 Pasco County Parks

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PASCO COUNTY, FL- Thanks to a collaborative effort between Pasco Parks and Recreation and the Pasco County Library System, visitors to four Pasco County parks will soon be able to browse and borrow books from on-site Little... ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Pasco County Prescription Savings Card Helps Those in Need

PASCO COUNTY, FL- Since January 2013, Pasco County residents have saved over $672,000.00 on their prescription medications thanks to the Points of Care Card, a free prescription savings program adopted by the Pasco County... ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Pasco County Animal Services Partners with Pets for Patriots

LAND O’ LAKES, FL- Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) honors those who have served our country by partnering with Pets for Patriots, Inc. By joining forces with this organization, PCAS hopes to facilitate the adoptions of... ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Water Awareness Poster Contest Concludes

PASCO COUNTY, FL – Nearly four thousand students from Pasco County had an opportunity to learn about water conservation through an annual Water Awareness Poster Contest. Pasco County Utilities and the Florida Governmental... ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

Pasco County Tourist Development Council Looking to Fill Open Position

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL. June 8, 2015- Pasco County Office of Tourism Development, Visit Pasco, has been working hard to promote Pasco County, Florida as a tourist destination and it is finally paying off. The tourism taxes... ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

Pasco Parks and Recreation Launches New Online Reservation System

PASCO COUNTY, FL --- The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department is upgrading to a new online facility reservation system to meet changing customer needs. Online reservations can be made online starting June 8, 2015.... ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Air Potato Invasive Plant Management

TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015 at the UF/IFAS PASCO COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE – CLAYTON HALL

University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Event

Dade City, FL – An air potato and invasive management... ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Pasco County Public Works Receives Project of the Year Award

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Pasco County Public Works Receives Project of the Year Award from the West Coast Florida Branch of the American Public Works Association

~ David “Hap” Clark Bridge Repair Project Completed in Two Days ~

NEW PORT RICHEY... ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

Pasco County Utilities New Administration Building

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PASCO COUNTY, FL – Pasco County Utilities held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 11 a.m., announcing the opening of their new Administration Building located at 19420 Central Boulevard, Land O’Lakes... ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2015

UF/IFAS Pasco Extension and Pasco Emergency Management remind producers

NEW PORT RICHEY --- The UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County and Emergency Management Offices remind farmers to file paperwork to remain eligible for disaster services during the 2015 Hurricane Season, which begins on June 1 and... ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2015

Food Policy Advisory Council Adopted by Pasco County

PASCO COUNTY --- The Pasco Board of County Commissioners adopted by unanimous decision a resolution establishing the Pasco County Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC) on May 19, 2015.

With this resolution, Pasco County... ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2015

Public Safety Communications partners with Fivay High School

PASCO COUNTY --- Public Safety Communications has partnered with Fivay High School to offer High School Seniors in the Criminal Justice Academy the opportunity to learn what 9-1-1 call-takers and dispatchers do and the... ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2015

Summer Haul Pass gives big break to students on Pasco County buses

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) will be giving Pasco County students a chance to ride all summer for only $20.00. The special student rate will be effective starting June 1 until August 31,... ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2015

Register Now for Summer Day Camps

PASCO COUNTY --- Registration is now open for summer day camps offered by the Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department. The seven week summer camps held for elementary and middle school children will run from June 22 to... ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2015

Board to decide on Ridge Road Extension Project

NEW PORT RICHEY --- Pasco County continues to experience healthy growth in residential and commercial development. Census figures estimate that more than 200,000 people live within coastal Pasco County. The growth in Pasco... ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Pasco County is recognized at Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council

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NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- Pasco County received four awards at the 23rd Annual Future of the Region Awards ceremony held in the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park on Friday, March 27, 2105.

The Future of the Region Awards... ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Board approves establishment of the Jobs and Economic Opportunities

PASCO COUNTY --- The Board of County Commissioners voted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to approve Penny for Pasco funds, estimated at $45 Million, to establish a Jobs and Economic Opportunities Trust Fund.

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Posted on: January 7, 2015

Brighthouse Networks to change Pasco Television Channel

PASCO COUNTY --- Starting on February 11, 2015, Pasco County Television Channel will move to Brighthouse Networks, channel 643. Currently the station is broadcast on Brighthouse Networks Channel 622.

“Brighthouse Networks... ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

Upcoming FDOT Resurfacing Project on U.S. 301 to Include Multi-Use Trail

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- At the request of the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has included a multi-use trail in its U.S. 301 resurfacing project that should... ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2015

Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Annual Performance Report available online

PASCO COUNTY --- The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and County Administration are proud to present the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Annual Performance Report. The report was presented to the BCC and approved in January, 2015... ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2015

SR 54 WIDENING PROJECT

LAND O’LAKES, FL --- The Florida Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Pepper Contracting Services, Inc., for the Design/Build of the SR 54 Widening project from east of the Suncoast Parkway to west of US 41... ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Pasco County Animal Services Joins the "Million Cat Challenge"

LAND O’ LAKES, FL- Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) achieved a major goal in November, 2014 by saving over 90% of the animals in the shelter. PCAS has decided to continue down this life-saving path by joining the “Million... ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

The Pasco County Environmental Lands Division Acquires More Land

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PASCO COUNTY, FL --- The Pasco County Environmental Lands Acquisition and Management Program (ELAMP), using funds from Penny for Pasco, recently acquired approximately 568 acres of land located in north central Pasco, east... ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2014

Pasco Cypress Tree receives Champion Tree Designation

PASCO COUNTY, FL- After careful measuring and data confirmation with the Florida Forest Service, the Pasco County Environmental Lands Division has discovered that the first preserve purchased with Penny for Pasco funds is... ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

County Administrator Michele Baker comments on Army Corps Decision

“We are obviously disappointed in the Army Corps’ denial of Pasco County’s dredge permit at Sun West Park in northwest Pasco County.

“Pasco County has limited access to the Gulf of Mexico for boating enthusiasts. The ... ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Funds Available for Pasco Homeowner Rehabilitation Programs

Pasco County, FL – Are you a homesteaded homeowner living in Pasco County in need of necessary repairs to your home? If so, the PascoFix program, offered through the Pasco County Community Development Division, may be able... ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2014

Public Safety Bureau Joins Campaign to Prevent Distracted Driving

PASCO COUNTY, FL --- The Assistant County Administrator for Public Safety participated in a multi-agency press conference today promoting the dangers of texting and driving. The Red Thumb Campaign urges citizens to paint... ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

Porter Campus added to PCPT Bus Route 54

PASCO COUNTY, FL- Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) is adjusting the schedule to Route 54 which runs throughout the State Road 54 corridor. The change in the route will be effective on September 29, 2014 and will... ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2014

New Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps Effective September 26, 2014

PASCO COUNTY, FL - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued updated, Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) which become effective on September 26, 2014. The maps show the extent to which areas... ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2014

Pasco County receives Federal approval for a new I-75 Interchange

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL- The Florida Department of Transportation District 7 Secretary, Paul Steinman spoke to the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday and announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has... ...

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Community Development

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Board approves establishment of the Jobs and Economic Opportunities

PASCO COUNTY --- The Board of County Commissioners voted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to approve Penny for Pasco funds, estimated at $45 Million, to establish a Jobs and Economic Opportunities Trust Fund.

The resolution... ...

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Emergency Management

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Flood Update: Evacuation order remains in effect for residents in Elfers area

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL— Pasco County’s evacuation order remains in effect for residents in flood prone areas of Elfers in southwest Pasco County. As of 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, here is the latest information... ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Sand bag locations open for residents

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL— Pasco County and the City of New Port Richey have opened five sand bag locations after severe thunderstorms moved through the area Friday. The thunderstorms caused local street flooding near streams,... ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

Evacuation order remains in effect for residents in Elfers area

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL— Pasco County’s evacuation order remains in effect for residents in flood prone areas of Elfers in southwest Pasco County.

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

FLOOD WATERS CAN POSE HEALTH RISKS

Health Officials urge residents to take precautions with flood waters. Although skin contact with flood waters may not, by itself, pose a serious health risk, health hazards are a concern when waters become contaminated.

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Fire Rescue

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Metropolitan Planning Organization

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Posted on: July 10, 2015

East Pasco County Resident Needed for MPO Task Force

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL - The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the designated organization in charge of County-wide transportation planning, is seeking a Pasco County resident for an advisory committee. The... ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2015

U.S. 301 Land use Vision and Transportation Strategy

Notice of Public Workshop 2 (U.S. 301/U.S. 98)
Phase 1: U.S. 301 Corridor/Land Use Vision and Transportation StrategyProject Study Limits: Kossik Road (Zephyrhills) to U.S. 98 By-Pass (Dade City)

NEW PORT RICHEY... ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

Upcoming FDOT Resurfacing Project on U.S. 301 to Include Multi-Use Trail

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- At the request of the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has included a multi-use trail in its U.S. 301 resurfacing project that should... ...

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Parks and Recreation

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Moon Lake Park Boat Ramp Closed

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The Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department closed the boat ramp at Moon Lake Park this morning, July 28, 2015 due to high water on the lake from recent rainfall. The boat ramp will remain closed... ...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

SunWest Park set to have soft opening on Fourth of July

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HUDSON, FL – SunWest Park operators are announcing a “Sneak Peek” for the new park this Fourth of July. Park doors will open at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2015 with limited amenities. The park is located at 17362 Old Dixie... ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2015

Little Free Libraries Installed in 4 Pasco County Parks

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PASCO COUNTY, FL- Thanks to a collaborative effort between Pasco Parks and Recreation and the Pasco County Library System, visitors to four Pasco County parks will soon be able to browse and borrow books from on-site Little... ...

Posted on: June 9, 2015

Pasco Parks and Recreation Launches New Online Reservation System

PASCO COUNTY, FL --- The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department is upgrading to a new online facility reservation system to meet changing customer needs. Online reservations can be made online starting June 8, 2015.... ...

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Planning and Growth Management

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Pasco County is recognized at Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council

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NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- Pasco County received four awards at the 23rd Annual Future of the Region Awards ceremony held in the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park on Friday, March 27, 2105.

The Future of the Region Awards... ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Board approves establishment of the Jobs and Economic Opportunities

PASCO COUNTY --- The Board of County Commissioners voted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to approve Penny for Pasco funds, estimated at $45 Million, to establish a Jobs and Economic Opportunities Trust Fund.

The resolution... ...

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Public Transportation

2 Stories
Posted on: June 24, 2015

Public Notice - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals for Fiscal Years 2016-2108

Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) hereby announces its Fiscal Years 2016-2018 goal of 1% for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. A description of the goals and the selection process are available for... ...

Posted on: May 5, 2015

Student Summer Hall Pass

Unlimited Rides Only $20! from June 1st to August 31, 2015. Passes will be sold at any County Library, PHSC West Campus Bookstore and the PCPT Administrative Office as of May 1, 2015. This service will provide access to... ...


Road and Bridge

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Pasco County Public Works Receives Project of the Year Award

David Clark Bridge-Deck After

Pasco County Public Works Receives Project of the Year Award from the West Coast Florida Branch of the American Public Works Association

~ David “Hap” Clark Bridge Repair Project Completed in Two Days ~

NEW PORT RICHEY... ...

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Utilities Services

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Water Awareness Poster Contest Concludes

PASCO COUNTY, FL – Nearly four thousand students from Pasco County had an opportunity to learn about water conservation through an annual Water Awareness Poster Contest. Pasco County Utilities and the Florida Governmental... ...

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