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L.A. Metro report shares keys to success at ballot box

Government Issues| May 30, 2018

In Nov. 2016, Metro’s Measure M was approved by 71.15% of Los Angeles County voters, far exceeding the two-thirds approval needed.

CEOs push for Detroit transit plan vote

Management & Operations| April 16, 2018

The group, which employs nearly 200,000 people in Michigan, wrote a letter calling for action on regional transit in the wake of Amazon.com passing on Detroit for a potential site for its planned 50,000-employee second headquarters.

Management & Operations| March 28, 2018

Capital Metro reveals 'Project Connect' plan calling for more rail, rapid bus lines

The Capital Metro board voted unanimously to ask the city of Austin to contribute up to $15 million for engineering and environmental analysis by including that money in a probable bond election this fall.

Government Issues| December 12, 2017

Nashville Mayor files bill for May transportation referendum

Mayor Barry wants to raise four taxes, including the sales tax, to create dedicated funding for a far-reaching mass transit proposal that includes light rail.

Government Issues| December 7, 2017

President looks to states, localities to raise revenue for infrastructure

The approach now being contemplated is considered innovative by some infrastructure experts but also carries considerable political and economic risks for Trump, according to a Washington Post report.

Government Issues| November 13, 2017

Nearly 90% of public transit ballot initiatives pass in 2017

Throughout the country this year, voters in 17 states and communities of all sizes voted for increased investment in public transportation, bringing the success rate to nearly 90% (87.5%), according to the American Public Transportation Association

Rail| September 20, 2017

City Council approves transfer of Atlanta Streetcar to MARTA

The $99 million streetcar opened in December 2014 amid sky-high expectations, but ridership failed to meet expectations in its first year and plummeted nearly 60% after the city began charging $1 to ride.

Rail| July 19, 2017

Mayor says Miami-Dade can't afford to build more rail lines

Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s $534 million proposal for rapid-bus routes would indefinitely defer the Metrorail expansion promised voters in 2002 during a referendum for a half-percent transportation tax.

Rail| March 9, 2017

2 KC streetcar petitions headed for August ballot

One of the petitions seeks two sales taxes totaling three-eighths of a cent for 25 years to pay for streetcar expansion, while the other would prohibit Kansas City from doing any planning or implementing of any fixed-rail expansion without a citywide vote.

Rail| December 28, 2016

Petition to expand KC Streetcar garners enough signatures for April vote

The streetcar plan would ask voters to approve a three-eighths-cent citywide sales tax for 25 years to help fund a $1 billion, 26-mile streetcar system, building on the city’s 2.2-mile streetcar starter route.

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