Former Lawmaker Blasts Hillsborough County’s Transportation Planning and TBX

Tampa Bay Times publishes an op-ed by former Florida House member Mary Figg who contends, “Once again, the Hillsborough County Commission has proposed an inadequate transportation plan that will disappoint advocates and users of public transportation. This so-called plan looked first for a source of money and then tailored minor transportation improvements to fit the income. The process was as flawed as is its outcome. In no way is this proposal a plan; it is a punt that avoids tackling the large, long-range transportation issues in our community. Figg adds that the TBX project, “a road-only option,” further damages neighborhoods already affected by interstate highway construction and “taxes local people three times to pay for a federal/state interstate highway.”