DID YOU SEE OUR INFORMATION TV?? Here it is, with supporting info below it.
- Light rail does not reduce congestion – see here and also this Washington Post article.
- Light rail does not create economic growth – a 2005 scholarly report paid for by the Federal Transit Administration concluded that “urban rail transit investments rarely ‘create’ new growth, but more typically redistribute growth that would have taken place without the investment.” See Cervero & Seskin, 3rd page, 3rd column.
A Pinellas County referendum for November, 2014 has been approved by the County Commission. This referendum, if passed by Pinellas voters, will raise our sales tax by 14%, from 7 cents to 8 cents on the dollar, making our sales tax the highest in Florida. If approved, the sales tax increase will generate an additional $100 million in annual revenue for PSTA (the transit agency). But first they must convince the voters! That is where we come in. We must gather our forces to educate our neighbors before they are duped by a slick marketing campaign! Greenlight Pinellas is nothing but an attempt to put a Happy Face on a 300% Tax increase and Money Grab.