Category: Transportation

Hillsborough County Trails

Speak up for safe paved bike/walk trails!

County Commissioner Pat Kemp is working to kick-start safe cycling trails in Hillsborough. Here are 3 things we can do to help: (1) Show up, (2) Speak up, (3) Contact Commissioners to tell them it’s high time to build the South Coast Greenway Trail from Ruskin to Tampa!

Bob Buckhorn insults Ruskin

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn insults nearby community of Ruskin

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, attempting to discredit the many citizens who disagree with him on the Go Hillsborough sales-tax proposal, pompously belittles them all as “3 tea party bloggers sitting in their underwear in their basements in Ruskin.” Disparaging the community of Ruskin is no way to gain our support.

La Gaceta July 17, 2015

La Gaceta trashes Go Hillsborough sales tax plan

Patrick Manteiga, editor of La Gaceta, wrote a thorough analysis & major trashing of the county’s push to raise our sales tax to pay for some transportation projects — mostly roads & road improvements, with relatively little for mass transit.

Citizen support needed (again) for South Coast Greenway

Please send letters (sample letter below) to County Commissioners to ask them to begin building the South Coast Greenway, a paved multi-use bicycle-pedestrian trail which has been planned for decades to connect south Hillsborough...