Comprehensive Transportation Plan Defeated

Orange County FL voters rejected the Mobility 20/20 Plan, a joint County/City of Orlando proposal to improve roads, provide bike lanes, and establish light rail service via a half-cent sales tax.
October 12, 2003, 9am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Voters force-fed a stunning defeat to Orange County's political, business and community leaders Tuesday, handily rejecting a transportation tax billed as the region's last, best hope to come to grips with its congested roads.Proponents blamed the loss on Florida's traditional resistance to higher taxes, a poor economy, mistrust of government and public distaste for toll lanes and a rail system."

Thanks to Cindy Matheny

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Published on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 in The Orlando Sentinel
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