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October 23, 2014

Parsons Brinckerhoff to push Hillsborough County plan

The county’s transportation policy leadership group outlined a public outreach effort that will be carried out by the firm that will include eight community and two regional meetings along with speaking engagements by county leaders.


August 27, 2014

Study: Hillsborough must expand bus service before seeking rail grants

The study, which was conducted by AECOM, has reportedly dismayed advocates of a plan to put a tax-for-transportation referendum on an upcoming ballot, perhaps by 2016.


March 17, 2014

U. of La.-Lafayette to vote on doubling transportation fee

The referendum will occur during the general elections on March 31 and April 1.


February 14, 2013

Indiana's House Committee passes mass transit bill

More than 8,000 Hoosiers have signed petitions, encouraging lawmakers to authorize the referendum to place mass transit on the ballot so local voters can decide on how to fund an expanded transit system.


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.


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.


June 7, 2012

N.C. county to add transit referendum to ballot

The decision comes just under a year after Durham called the Triangle’s first transit referendum, approving its own half-percent sales tax surcharge with a 60% majority. Durham County is waiting to impose the tax until after similar measures are approved in both Orange and Wake counties.


April 11, 2012

Vancouver city council blocks C-Tran vote

The members in favor of the block prefer a broad public vote in November asking residents to help pay for light rail in Vancouver.


January 24, 2012

Honolulu rail revenue higher than expected

The City and County of Honolulu's rail agency collected $49.02 million from the surcharge for the rail project for the quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2011, which was $12.08 million more than the $36.94 million projected.


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