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Voters approved $40.9B for transportation in 2018, study says

Government Issues| January 11, 2019

Voters passed 142 transportation ballot measures last year, 77% of the 185 measures considered.

When voting 'yes' says 'no' to funding for transportation

| November 6, 2018

I’m crossing my fingers that by the time you read this, the proposition repealing California’s gas tax and vehicle fees (SB 1) will have failed.

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.

Government Issues| November 9, 2016

Voters pass 33 of 48 transportation ballot measures

Throughout the country in 2016, in 23 states and communities of all sizes, voters considered nearly $200 billion in local investment for public transportation at the ballot box.

Management & Operations| June 26, 2015

Calif. Bay Area residents say they'd pay for public transportation

In a recent poll, 59% said they would support a second Transbay Tube to help ease BART’s overcrowding, even though the price would be high. The poll did not offer cost estimates or ask if those surveyed would be willing to tax themselves for the improvement.

Government Issues| November 4, 2014

Does free public transportation boost voter turnout?

Houston Metro has provided free public transit during general elections since 1992. Ridership during voting periods, however, generally increases by a mere 1%
Accessibility| July 24, 2014

SMART officials say future of bus system rides on tax vote

Agency, which hasn’t sought a millage in more than a decade, says the 0.59 mills would reap $27 million a year to pay for new buses and repairs to old ones and to help balance the system’s $110 million budget.
Accessibility| November 15, 2012

Pierce Transit initiative rejected by voters

Because the three-tenths of 1% sales tax hike was not approved, the agency will be forced to reduce services by 53%, mostly affecting the poor, elderly and disabled.
Accessibility| November 7, 2012

UPDATE: More than 70% of transit measures pass

Twenty-one measures with a significant transit component were considered by voters in 12 states. Fourteen measures were approved; one remains undecided as votes continue to be counted in Pierce County, Wash.; and two more public transit measures will be decided in Los Angeles and Kansas City, Mo. next month.
Accessibility| November 6, 2012

CFTE: 19 transportation measures in 12 states on the ballot

If all measures are approved, more than $100 billion in new local funding would be invested in transportation.
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