Hillsborough County

Passengers inside wood-paneled TECO streetcar in Tampa, Florida

Florida Supreme Court Voids County Tax That Included Transit Funding

A proposal from Gov. DeSantis would require Hillsborough County to return revenue collected from the tax to residents who paid it and bar the county from using any remaining funds on transit projects.

February 9, 2023 - Tampa Bay Times

Boats in the street in Ft. Myers, Florida after Hurricane Ian storm surge

Hurricane Ian: When to Evacuate?

The New York Times reported on September 30, two days after landfall, that the order to evacuate from Lee County, where more than half of all Florida deaths due to Hurricane Ian occurred, came later than the county's emergency plan required.

October 5, 2022 - The New York Times

TECO Line Streetcar System

Florida House Trying to Prevent Voter-Approved Transportation Tax

The legal challenges to a one-cent sales tax approved by Hillsborough County voters in 2018 continue.

September 11, 2019 - Tampa Bay Times

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority

Tampa's 'All for Transportation' Sales Tax Clears Post-Election Obstacles

The "All for Transportation" sales tax in Hillsborough County, Florida, survived a revolt and legal challenge from conservative county commissioners, despite earning 57 percent of the public vote.

July 21, 2019 - Tampa Bay Times

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Late Election Result: Transportation Sales Tax Appears to Pass in San Mateo County, Calif.

Transportation advocates have been patiently waiting since Nov. 6 for the results of a half-cent, 30-year county sales tax measure, 50 percent of which would benefit Samtrans bus and Caltrain needs and 5% bike/ped. It needs 66.67% of votes to pass.

December 3, 2018 - Curbed SF

Hillsborough River

NAACP Leader Opposes Tampa Bay Sales Tax for Transit

Yvette Lewis, who heads the Hillsborough NAACP, says the tax would not do enough to help those outside the city center.

October 30, 2018 - Tampa Bay Times

Hillsborough River

With Florida Sprawl Comes Infrastructure and Public Safety Concerns

Some local officials in unincorporated Hillsborough County, outside of Tampa, Florida, are trying to take local residents up to the consequences of unmitigated sprawl.

May 5, 2017 - Tampa Bay Times

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority

Bus Ridership Plummets Across the Tampa Bay Region

Bus ridership in the Tampa Bay region dropped for the first time after six straight years of growth.

January 28, 2017 - Tampa Bay Times

Florida Counties Alter Development Fees to Encourage Compact, Mixed Uses

Hillsborough County, home to Tampa, has already shifted its "transportation concurrency fees" to encourage compact development and a mix of uses. Nearby Osceola County is following their lead.

August 30, 2015 - Next City

Half-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Considered for Tampa's Hillsborough County

A proposal to include a tax referendum on the November 2016 ballot in Hillsborough County has broad political support.

June 17, 2015 - The Tampa Tribune

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