Hillsborough County sales tax increase

Although I don’t necessarily agree with the entire list of transit road projects recently approved by the BOCC to be funded by a permanent sales tax increase, at least it includes specific locations and cost projections.

 The majority of this county-wide tax increase however will go to fund a light-rail system within the city of Tampa that so far has little specificity as to routes, ridership, construction or ongoing maintenance costs. If the loveable Ybor Trolley is any example of transit bang-for-buck, light-rail will be a huge ROI dud, at the expense of every consumer in the county.

County transit could take cues from Disney who knows how to build, operate and promote fun, useful and profitable rail lines.

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen


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