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November 4, 2014

Does free public transportation boost voter turnout?

Houston Metro has provided free public transit during general elections since 1992. Ridership during voting periods, however, generally increases by a mere 1%


July 24, 2014

SMART officials say future of bus system rides on tax vote

Agency, which hasn’t sought a millage in more than a decade, says the 0.59 mills would reap $27 million a year to pay for new buses and repairs to old ones and to help balance the system’s $110 million budget.


November 15, 2012

Pierce Transit initiative rejected by voters

Because the three-tenths of 1% sales tax hike was not approved, the agency will be forced to reduce services by 53%, mostly affecting the poor, elderly and disabled.


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.


October 31, 2012

Honolulu voters favor rail again

The latest shift in public support, with half of surveyed voters now on board with the project, comes primarily from Filipino-Americans and working-age voters. Three months ago, only 44% of Oahu voters polled said work on the project should continue.


August 7, 2012

N.C. looks to garner local support for transit plans

Raleigh City Council members discussed local transportation needs, and the importance of getting the public on board with local transit plans. In particular, they reviewed the proposed $75 million Union Station downtown, which would provide a hub for Amtrak passenger trains.


May 24, 2011

BART hopes tax will pay for railcars

The tax measure, which will require two-thirds approval, might appear on the ballot as early as November 2012.


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