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April 21, 2014

University presidents support Michigan transit expansion tax

Presidents of University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College are endorsing a tax proposal that will expand Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority’s services.


January 24, 2013

Ind. Senate to consider mass transit legislation

It calls for the expansion of Marion County’s under-funded bus system and a rail line.


January 15, 2013

Mass. considers taxes to support transit

Multiple options, including new taxes and fees, have been proposed to raise the $1 billion per year needed to maintain and update public transit as well as highways and bridges in Massachusetts.


January 14, 2013

Chicago RTA accuses airlines of dodging millions in taxes

Agency alleged that United Airlines and American Airlines operate rarely-occupied offices in Sycamore, Ill. that they use to avoid paying higher taxes from their actual offices in Chicago, and that these operations have deprived Chicago and Cook County taxpayers, as well as public transportation agencies, of nearly $300 million over the last seven years.


October 8, 2012

Couple campaigns after paratransit service cut

Dianne Falk received praise from a paratransit driver after she and her husband Stuart appear in campaign posters for a tax to pay for transit. The Falks got involved in the campaign after the service to their nursing home was eliminated due to budget cuts.


November 9, 2011

Pro-transit initiatives passed in N.C., Wash.

The election results bring the total so far in 2011 to 21 victories in 27 public transit elections. The numbers also reflect a long-term trend: since the year 2000, more than 73 percent of public transit ballot measures have passed.


August 11, 2011

Report: Consensus crucial to rail ballot initiative success

Analysis reaffirms the importance of consensus among the business, elected and environmental communities, and the accompanying financial support. The updated study validated the difficulty of passing an initiative without well-funded, effective use of multimedia and experienced campaign consultants.


April 20, 2011

Mass. Gov. targets MBTA’s paratransit costs

Gov. Deval Patrick green lighted a commission to find ways to make the paratransit service more cost-effective after a report showed it cost taxpayers $90 million last year.


February 16, 2011

Florida Gov. turns down high-speed rail funds

Stating that cost overruns related to plans for a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando could up taxes for Florida residents by $3 billion, Gov. Rick Scott rejected $2 billion in federal funds.


December 17, 2010

Obama signs $858B tax bill

Bill includes the extension of both the Commuter Tax Benefit and the alternative fuel tax credit, as well as other programs that were set to expire at the end of year.


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