On September 8, 2016, Hillsborough County Commissioners unanimously voted to dedicate $600 million over the next 10 years to improve road, bridges, sidewalks and intersections. The increased funding will not be paid for by increased taxes as the commissioners approved shifting $35 million of the budget toward transportation. That amount is to increase by 5 million over the next 10 years. With funding now identified, the county will proceed with those projects it would like to move forward with during the next budget year.
In addition, the Commissioners also voted to keep the new mobility fees charged to developers for new construction. The mobility fees are anticipated to generate an additional $100 million for transportation improvements in the first 10 years and over $700 million for transportation by 2026.