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Commissioners Set to Discuss Ballot Language for 1% Transportation Surtax

DATE:  April 4, 2018

CONTACT: Kimberly Maroe, Public Information Manager, Broward Commission

PHONE: 954-357-8053



BROWARD COUNTY, FLBroward County Commissioners will discuss the draft ballot language for the proposed 1% Charter County and Regional Transportation System Sales surtax earmarked for transportation and transit projects countywide on April 10, 2018 at 10AM at the Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave, Room 422 in Fort Lauderdale.  If approved by the Commission, voters will have the opportunity to vote on the transportation sales tax increase when they go to the polls on November 6, 2018.   The transportation surtax has the potential to generate an estimated $16 billion over thirty years.  


The proposed draft ballot language asks the following:





Shall countywide transportation improvements to reduce traffic congestion, implement rail systems along key corridors, improve local roads, enhance traffic signal synchronization, develop safe sidewalks and bicycle pathways, expand bus and special needs transportation, and implement emerging transportation technologies including alternative fueling, be funded by levying a 30-year, one percent sales surtax, paid by residents and visitors, with the proceeds held in trust and expenditures overseen by an independent oversight board?

______ YES

______ NO



Some highlights of the newly proposed measure include twenty-seven miles of light rail, additional buses, new fiber optic cable, improved roads and sidewalks, and enhanced traffic signalization. The proposal also includes the creation of an independent review board to oversee the transportation projects.

Detailed information on the proposed Regional Transportation System Sales surtax is available here.


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Caption: From Left to Right: Broward County Commissioner Tim Ryan, Broward County Commissioner Nan Rich, Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine, Broward Vice Mayor Mark Bogen, Broward Mayor Beam Furr, Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief, Broward County Commissioner Steve Geller, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness

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