Outstanding Public Interest Group: All for Transportation
All for Transportation is the community-led effort that put a referendum on the November ballot asking voters to fund a wide range of solutions to our Hillsborough county’s traffic congestion and lack of transit options.
The citizen-led group raised
hundreds of thousands of dollars and secured tens of thousands of signatures to
get a transportation referendum on the ballot after the County Commissioners
failed to do so. After securing the ballot initiative, they promoted the initiative
and successfully passed the referendum with 57 percent of the vote. The
initiative increases the sales tax rate in Hillsborough County by 1 percent to
fund transportation projects. The group took their knowledge of the needs in
Hillsborough County and pushed a solution forward.