September 30, 2013
A consultant with URS Corp. said at a meeting that polls indicate that the majority of people over 65 plan to remain in their current residences. Meanwhile, a planned referendum next year will ask Polk County voters to approve a sales tax increase to improve the transportation system.
February 1, 2013
Proposing a change in voter approval of a sales tax from two-thirds to 55% The move follows the close defeat of Los Angeles County’s Measure J, a $90-billion transit sales tax extension. It fell short of a two-thirds "yes" vote by half of one percentage point.
June 19, 2012
Durham County voters already approved a tax hike for the plan. Orange County voters will decide whether to approve it this November.
May 22, 2012
Wichita Transit is proposing a quarter-cent sales tax to help mend its financially ailing bus system, which is carrying a $500,000 deficit for 2012.
September 27, 2011
Even a possible sales tax increase next year will not be enough to fund a $6 billion wish list of transportation projects. However, an increase in the portion of Atlanta sales tax that can be used for transit funding may help.
December 9, 2010
In addition to streetcar, a study calls for a BRT line on Rural Road, connecting the cities of Tempe and Chandler. Streetcar will advance first as local funding is available from Proposition 400, a countywide, half-cent transportation sales tax renewed by voters in 2004.
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