Something interesting, not the tax increase for light rail in Tampa won't even cover the operating costs, meaning taxpayers in Duval will be paying for this boondoggle in Tampa. Just great!
While we're at it, lets bring the DC Metro and Chicago El into the mix, lol.
You do know the difference between heavy, light, commuter rail and streetcars right? You also know that the cost differences between them are completely different as well.....right? You do understand that we have roughly $100 million already set aside for local mass transit? If so, what in the world does Tampa's light rail tax issue and how they plan to pay for annual O&M have anything to do with this particular discussion?
Apples and Oranges. Btw, I don't think Tampa's push for a sales tax increase is smart or will pass, but its also clear the author of that editorial is just as confused by comparing Sunrail to Tampa's situation.