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

Rail| July 19, 2017

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.

Va. Beach likely to have to repay $20M intended for light rail extension

Rail| February 1, 2017

In November, voters roundly rejected light rail in an advisory referendum, so the city must decide what to do with the old 10.6-mile Norfolk Southern right-of-way, which was purchased in 2010 for the project and included a $20 million investment from the state.

Management & Operations| June 8, 2016

N.C.'s Wake County to vote on sales tax to pay for buses, rail

Transit advocates believe the plan is the best way to reduce traffic congestion and connect the Triangle’s focal points, including N.C. State University, Research Triangle Park, Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Management & Operations| April 20, 2016

LA Metro: Measure R sales tax adding 400K jobs, $80B to economy

Transit projects, including construction of rail lines, subway extensions and building bus rapid transit lanes, will generate $40.1 billion in total combined labor income and business revenues for the Southern California regional economy.

Management & Operations| April 19, 2016

Detroit region transit plan includes BRT, commuter rail

The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan's plan includes more than 70 bus rapid transit stops on three corridors, a transit connection to Detroit Metro Airport, and a commuter rail line connecting Detroit to Ann Arbor, Mich.,

Government Issues| August 27, 2015

Phoenix voters approve sales tax increase to fund transportation

Elements of the plan include building an additional 42 miles of light rail throughout the city, providing late night bus and Dial-a-Ride service citywide and repaving over 680 miles of arterial streets.

Government Issues| May 14, 2014

Fla. agency prepares for new November referendum

Advocates for the 1% sales tax to be used for expanded Hillsborough Area Regional Transit rail and bus services learn lessons from failed 2010 referendum.
University| April 7, 2014

U. of La.-Lafayette vote to double transportation fee

The new funds will be used to replace 11 of UL's oldest full-sized buses, construct at least a couple covered bus stops and possibly launch a new shopping shuttle service.
Bus| November 21, 2013

Fla.'s PSTA bus, light rail plan approved

Includes a comprehensive, countywide bus improvement plan and a light rail project from Clearwater to St. Petersburg via the Gateway/Carillon area.
University| April 22, 2013

UC Berkeley students extend transit pass program

With the successful passage of the referendum, the new Class Pass program will begin fall 2013 and end spring 2020. Class Pass is the brand name at UC Berkeley of AC Transit’s EasyPass program.
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