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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.


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.


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.


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.


March 4, 2013

Texas St. University urges students to increase transportation fee

Transportation officials said students can expect to a see a drop in bus-service hours, elimination of underutilized routes and other modifications if the referendum does not pass.


November 7, 2012

Va. voters back light rail

Sixty-two percent of Virginia Beach voters supported a referendum for the city to expand light rail out to the beach. A similar measure was defeated in 1999.


September 26, 2011

Calif.'s Omnitrans offers students free rides

Dubbed "Go Smart," the one-year pilot program is funded by participating colleges and the 16 governments that Omnitrans serves. To continue the program beyond the free pilot phase, the agency will ask students to approve a transit fee through referendums on each campus next spring.


April 7, 2010

St. Louis Metro scores tax victory

The sales tax increase will generate about $80 million a year for Metro. The measure also triggers a previously passed 0.25 percent tax increase in the city of St. Louis.


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