News Tagged With: transit-referendum
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June 4, 2014

Fla. agency, county reach agreement on proposed tax

Approval of the 1% tax levy would provide a funding source for countywide transportation projects outlined in the Greenlight Pinellas plan, which include local passenger rail and regional connections.


November 20, 2012

Ind. transit advocates push again for referendum

Despite facing another uphill battle with the General Assembly after a defeat last year, will re-introduce a plan that asks two counties to increase local income taxes by 0.3%. The funds would double bus service and add light rail and express transit service.


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.


August 15, 2012

Atlanta county hopes to join MARTA

The county’s bus service, C-Tran, would have been funded had the so-called T-SPLOST referendum been passed by voters in July. The agency ceased operations in 2010 after commissioners voted against funding the service.


December 6, 2011

Poll: Calif. voters would reject high-speed rail today

Fifty-nine percent of Californians surveyed would not vote in favor of the state’s high-speed rail project if given another chance, primarily due to project costs tripling and an extended construction deadline.


November 16, 2010

Indiana transit backers push for $2.4B referendum

Transit officials and business leaders are teaming up to lobby the General Assembly to put a referendum to voters within the next two years to fund transit. Republicans are opposed, saying the timing is not right.


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