Greenlight Pinellas v Tea Party Plan: A Visual Comparison

We decided to create this infographic on how cutting service by 30% is the wrong thing do. We compare their plan to Greenlight Pinellas to show the policy choice voters face in November.  

UPDATE: Join us for a Rally on Tuesday May 27 at 5:30 PM to say Not to Cuts to Pinellas Buses.

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  • commented 2014-07-25 19:18:20 -0400
    This site is provided by the Criminal Chamber of Commerce.Fat White criminals fleasing the public
  • commented 2014-07-25 19:16:51 -0400
    Anyone that votes to increase taxes is a stupid asshole
  • commented 2014-05-20 21:31:08 -0400
    Let’s look at the real facts:

    1. Greenlight is a $2.8 BILLION plan that requires a massive tax on the people of Pinellas County. The local tax revenue to PSTA will jump from $34 million/year (property tax) to $148 million/year (sales tax) if Greenlight is approved.

    2. The light rail/streetcar from St. Pete to Clearwater will cost $2.5 BILLION (90%) and is expected to have 9,000 daily riders in 2035, ten years after completion, less than 1% of the projected population.

    3. $300 million (10%) will be used to improve bus service by 65%. The current bus system serves about 20,000 riders daily. 65% expansion should add about 13,000 riders.

    4. PSTA is BLACKMAILING voters by threatening to cut bus service 30% if Greenlight does not pass. PSTA desperately wants to spend $2.5 BILLION for a streetcar that will add only 9,000 riders, TEN YEARS after completion.

    5. The average fare on PSTA is 91 cents. PSTA could pay for the $300 million, 65% bus improvement without raising taxes. All they have to do is raise the average fare to $1.40-$1.50 for those riders who do not qualify for discounts.

    6. The increase of $114 million/year tax will be paid by those who do not own property.
    Property owners will pay about the same sales tax as they are now paying as property tax, which PSTA says will be eliminated. Maybe.

    7. Wealthy property owners will actually pay LESS tax and non-property owners will pay MORE tax (the increase of $114 million).
    Commissioner Susan Latvala explains that here: (start at 6:45).

    8. All the facts are here on the Greenlight site:

    I welcome Mr. Thurman to tell us which of the above facts are not true.
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