June 6, 2014
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.
April 7, 2014
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.
October 29, 2013
Additional "Strategic Goals" include cutting 25% off the overall time for customers’ trips and increasing service levels 50% by restoring some bus service.
July 25, 2013
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.
January 23, 2013
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.
November 30, 2012
Gov. Mark Dayton's task force on transportation is calling for an increase in local sales taxes, gas taxes and vehicle fees. He created the task force last year in response to more demand for new revenue sources to pay for transit and highways.
October 8, 2012
Dianne Falk received praise from a paratransit driver after she and her husband Stuart appear in campaign posters for a tax to pay for transit. The Falks got involved in the campaign after the service to their nursing home was eliminated due to budget cuts.
August 28, 2012
Looking into cutting in half or eliminating bus service in the most populous county it serves due to falling sales tax projections and previous service reductions causing a drop in ridership. However, if approved in November, a measure to increase the sales tax may help the struggling agency.
August 1, 2012
Supporters of the sales tax knew it was a tough sell, but told PBA-30 they were shocked by the margin of defeat, which with seven out of 10 counties reporting, was 63% to 37%.
June 13, 2012
Would tax local employers $1 to $2 a month per employee and raise the $2.5 million in revenue needed annually to run and maintain a new Washington MAX line.
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