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San Diego County is divided over proposed half-cent tax for transportation projects

San Diego County is divided over proposed half-cent tax for transportation projects

A battle is raging over one of the most fundamental aspects of San Diego County's future: how folks get around.

Will commuters overwhelmingly continue to drive their cars to work, as they've done for decades? Or will lawmakers fashion a public transportation system — consisting largely of bus, trolley and train lines — that's efficient and sexy enough to appeal to millennials and perhaps their parents?

In the latest clash, green groups have joined Republicans to oppose a countywide, half-cent sales tax that would provide millions of dollars for public transit and bike lanes but also lock in money for specific highway projects.

With billions in...

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