Late last week, Visit Tampa Bay's board of directors unanimously voted to endorse All for Transportation. All for Transportation is a citizen-led initiative to pass a transportation funding referendum on the November ballot, and the group's plan invests in road improvements like light timing to decrease traffic congestion, safety projects, intersection upgrades and expanded options for transit.
"Efficient and effective transportation plays a vital role in the success of tourism here in Hillsborough County," said Visit Tampa Bay President and CEO Santiago Corrada in a statement. "Visit Tampa Bay supports a well-funded, well-maintained system that makes it easier for thousands of workers at hotels, restaurants, and attractions to reach their jobs safely every day and also helps millions of visitors move smoothly through the community in a way that guarantees they will enjoy their experience here and want to come back."
According to Brian Willis, a member of All for Transportation, the group is grateful for the support of Visit Tampa Bay. He says supplying the community with fast, reliable and safe ways to get to work is one of their top priorities.
"Lack of transportation should never be the reason a person can't take a job or a business loses a great employee," Willis said.