Topic : sales tax revenue

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Laketran GM Jurkowski announces plan to retire

Management & Operations| January 30, 2017

Under his tenure, Laketran passed two local sales tax levies in 2003 and 2013, which safeguarded the future of the agency through the passage of a permanent levy.  

Phoenix held up as model for voters weighing $200B in transit measures

Government Issues| November 3, 2016

Mayor Greg Stanton, on the call organized by the Center for Transportation Excellence and APTA, talked about the city’s passage last year of an increase in the sales tax.

Rail| November 18, 2015

Honolulu mayor urges council to expedite excise tax vote

Federal officials, which were set to award the project $250 million this month, are concerned that the Honolulu City Council has yet to take a final vote on extending the excise tax for five years to help pay for the system.

Rail| May 7, 2015

Bill to extend Honolulu rail tax moves to Gov.

The bill would generate about $1.8 billion in additional rail funding from Oahu’s 0.5% general excise tax surcharge by allowing it to expire in 2027 instead of 2022.

Accessibility| September 16, 2014

68% of Americans want more transit spending, study says

Survey also found that nearly 74% of Americans support the use of tax dollars for creating, expanding, and improving public transportation options in their communities.
Bus| June 6, 2014

TARTA workers protest funding source

Union representatives urged local leaders to take another look at switching to sales-tax funding, which would be “more equitable and pay-as-you-go” compared to property taxes, whose revenue has slumped during the last five years as area real-estate values tumbled.
University| April 7, 2014

Transit cuts could make U. of Wash. student rides longer

Proposition 1 would add one-tenth of a cent to the sales tax and set an annual car-tab fee of $60 to maintain King County Metro’s service at current levels. Students who commute to University of Washington and other area schools will be particularly hard-hit if the measure is rejected.
Bus| October 29, 2013

Utah Transit aims to double ridership by 2020

Additional "Strategic Goals" include cutting 25% off the overall time for customers’ trips and increasing service levels 50% by restoring some bus service.
Accessibility| July 25, 2013

Pierce Transit to cancel service and staff cuts

Due to an 11% increase in sales tax revenue, Pierce Transit plans to cancel a 28% cut in service hours that was slated for Sept. 29. The transit system will also forgo eliminating nearly 84 jobs as planned.
Bus| January 23, 2013

Fla. transit officials consider new sales tax

If approved, the tax would pay for the construction of 24 miles of light rail and an expanded bus system for the Pinellas County Transit Authority.
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