Tag Archives: Connect Tampa Bay

Special interests advocate for light rail in Tampa Bay

February 13, 2013

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In an article in the Tampa Bay Times, a new advocacy group has formed in Tampa Bay in support of light rail transit.  Connect Tampa Bay, formerly Tampa Bay on Track, has launched a massive marketing campaign to push an initiative for a sales tax increase to fund light rail and other transit improvements in […]

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Light Rail On Track For Tampa Bay Despite Widespread Voter Opposition

January 14, 2013

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Before the 2010 elections, politicians in Hillsborough County were discussing plans for a light rail transit system.  To pay for the project, they voted to have a referendum on the ballot for the citizens to vote on increasing the sales tax from seven to eight percent, a fourteen percent increase.  Between the politicians, bankers, businessmen, […]

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