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Transit referendum slated for Polk voters

In February, the Polk County Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance authorizing a referendum to be voted on by Polk County voters in November 2014. If passed, the referendum would enable a one percent sales surtax to fund the MyRide/MyRoad initiative. The revenues from the tax would go into a dedicated trust fund, with…

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Public opinion getting on board for rail transit

Just two years ago, Hillsborough County voters convincingly rejected a proposed sales tax hike to pay for a major investment in transit, including light rail for commuters. But after 18 months of of public opinion research and the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s recent endorsement of exploration of funding lower-cost transportation improvements – a mix of transportation…

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