The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, July 27

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, July 27


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Now available – the news briefs from the Leon County School Board meeting that took place July 25, 2023.

Federal officials announced the City of Tallahassee will be receiving a $15 million grant to build a new transit center at the corner of Orange Avenue and Meridian Street. The city is also getting over $20 million to buy more battery electric buses and train mechanics and operators.

The latest data from the Tallahassee International Airport shows June 2023 passenger traffic increased nearly 4 percent. The annual rate of passengers at TIA in June 2023 – 823,788 – was up 2.66 percent when compared to one year ago.

According to TPD reports, over the last two days there have been 10 auto thefts in Tallahassee.


Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr., after Vice President Kamala Harris came to Florida to deride Florida’s African-American history standards, sent a memo to all Florida school district superintendents. The memo stated that the Vice President “misrepresented our groundbreaking work.” He continued the memo saying they will continue implementing the new standards “free from political sanitation or indoctrination.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis offered his support for impeaching President Joe Biden and said that Biden’s corruption is “way more significant” than anything Trump might or might not have done. DeSantis also took time to criticize Trump saying Trump did not drain the swamp and it is worse than ever.


Three Seminole golfers enter the 2023-24 season ranked in the Top 25 of the first PGA TOUR University rankings. Cole Anderson is 11th, Brett Roberts is 16th, and Denmark native Frederik Kjettrup is 12th.


13 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, July 27"

  1. @ Pat A = About 10 Years ago, the City spent $MILLIONS buying 6 Electric Buses. It was a big Failure, they didn’t learn from that failure, why would they learn from this one. About the same time frame, they bought a bunch of School Buses that ran on CNG. Even built a special Fueling Station on Capital Circle NW (close to Hwy 20) just for the School Buses called Nopetro. It to was a little bit of a failure, to the point that they had to open the Fueling Station up to ANYONE. Not sure if it is still being used or if it was fazed out by now.

  2. Disadvantages of electric buses are; high initial cost, range and battery limitations, specialized skill and knowledge requirement to maintain the buses and charging systems, battery disposal challenges, and unsustainable power sources. If the power grid doesn’t support the massive charging system required, COT will be forced to install large diesel generators to provide energy. But residents of the Northeast will cover the cost.

  3. The big picture is that the city of Tallahassee is a prostitute who could not turn down $15 million.
    The Biden Administration is the pimp.
    When COT quickly burns through spending that fifteen million, who will be the next source of income to pay for the program?
    Surprise! Us taxpayers via yet, another tax increase.
    Ask yourself, why do we keep voting for prostitution?

  4. The smart play would be to buy just 1 electric bus or better yet a short term lease. Then when you realize the technology isn’t there to make them practical the taxpayer doesn’t get screwed. But what’s best for China is what Democrats really care about.

  5. @David, Commercial vehicles are covered under different warranties, they get more mileage than a personal vehicle, and they are warranted for different parts, as they get more abuse.

    As far as Trump draining the swamp, he removed and replaced with his own kind, so for what ever happened was his fault, since they were hired under him, plus he is at the top of list as the worst president ever, not my opinion, but a stated fact.

  6. @David — they are, but there’s not much data on a warranty on an EV bus.

    And it’s a given that the same $20,000-$25,000 that it takes to replace a car battery is just a down payment on swapping those commercial batteries.

  7. @ A Skeptic = Warranties for Commercial Vehicles are a lot different than a Personal Vehicle, usually shorter.

  8. @David — that 5 year window may be a bit shorter than needed for a true assessment. A new EV car generally comes with an 8 year, 100,000 mile warranty on the battery. During daylight hours, the electric buses will spend their time on the road or charge, a much greater strain on the batteries.

    Figured into the cost of maintenance has to be the annualized cost of the battery replacement, whether at 3 years or 8 (and I doubt that they’ll last 8).

    Spot on regarding Trump and the swamp. Had he not been in office and run again, we’d have no idea how pervasive the deep state is.

  9. WOW! A $15 million street corner drug dealing facility. Will they also provide needle exchanges? Why not add a kiosk to provide illegals voter ID cards? That should help reduce the crime rate, not!

  10. Explain to me again why you spent several Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars building a sitting area that not many people go to just to rip it all out a few Years later for the Bus Transit Center that you had already planned for before you spent money on that Sitting area.

    How many Electric Busses are you getting for $20,000,000? Also, can someone do a Cost comparison between the purchase and 5 Years of operating a Clean Diesel Bus with Maintenance and the purchase and 5 Years of operating an Electric Bus with Maintenance.

    Trump may not have drained the Swamp as much as we all would have liked considering what he was up against his whole time in Office BUT, he sure as hell exposed who the Swamp IS.

  11. Worked at Steele plaza in 2020-2021 and saw the reality of electric buses. FSU’s electric buses used the plaza to charge up and the buses had to be recharged after one trip through campus…took 30 minutes to charge one bus.

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