Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch, the Board Chair of the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), issued the following statement regarding the non-passage of Greenlight Pinellas:
"While tonight's election result wasn't the outcome we hoped for, we're grateful to have had a conversation in our community about the need for better transportation options for the future of Pinellas County. PSTA's goal of providing the best transit service to our community remains our priority, and we will continue to provide the most effective service possible, within the constraints of our limited property tax base. The discussion of improved transportation options must continue. Over the coming weeks, we will review the strengths and opportunities for improvement in the Greenlight process. PSTA is committed to collaboration with community stakeholders to reach consensus on a sustainable transit system for our community."