A first look At the Transportation Sales Tax initiative:

Last week (Mid March 2022) , the Orange County Board of Commissioners had a Public Work Session regarding the Transportation Sales Tax. Next steps are another Public Work Session and  a vote on April 26. The one cent sales tax increase is intended for more reliable public transportation options as well upgrades and improvements on existing roadways. Residents of Orange County will only support an initiative that shows a return on their investment and as of our last update, residents outside of Orlando City limits are being offered very little in the way of expanded transit, protected bike lanes, or even additional bus routes. Transit options should increase in areas of high growth and population density. I am hopeful that the plan will evolve to reflect the diverse urban environments that exist across Orange County. Please reach out with your concerns and questions.