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Group Opposing Hillsborough County Penny For Transportation Sales Tax Formed

27 Aug 2010 12:32 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

Sadly, opposition against the idea of adding a one cent sales tax in the Tampa area to support transportation and transit is forming.

The new group, No Tax for Tracks, has launched a website,

Curiously, the main page on the site features a photo of a restored Milwaukee Road "Skytop" observation lounge, as well as a cartoon of a caboose. Neither, of course, have anything to do with modern rail transit.

FCRP supports this penny sales tax, as transit in Tampa is long overdue for an overhaul! The Coalition is part of the Moving Hillsborough Forward Coalition, which can be found on the web at

A referendum on the sales tax will be on the ballot in Hillsborough County in the November elections.

--Jackson McQuigg

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