Voters nationwide supported five of seven transportation ballot measures totaling more than $8.5 billion in new transportation investments on Election Day.
Counting successful initiatives on Nov. 8, there have been 22 successful local transportation initiatives in 2005. Last year, 42 of 53 transportation ballot initiatives passed.
“Yesterday’s successful local transportation ballot initiatives are proof positive that citizens around the country want more public transportation,” said American Public Transportation Association President Bill Millar. “With rising gas prices and increased congestion, voters want an improved transportation system that includes more public transportation.”
For a complete list of 2005 ballot initiatives on transit funding, go to www.cfte.org/success/2005BallotMeasures.asp.