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MARTA's GM/CEO calls for $100B investment in mobility, tech

Mobility| January 14, 2019

Jeffrey Parker said we need a “moonshot for transit,” to ensure metro Atlanta’s growth as a world-class region.

Voters approved $40.9B for transportation in 2018, study says

Government Issues| January 11, 2019

Voters passed 142 transportation ballot measures last year, 77% of the 185 measures considered.

Government Issues| November 7, 2018

85% of transportation-related ballot measures successful

Overall in 2018, public transportation won 30 of 36 ballot measures in primary and general elections, a win percentage of 83%, according to APTA.

Management & Operations| September 26, 2018

Calif. initiative seeks to end high-speed rail project

The proposal comes from supporters of Proposition 6, which will ask voters if they want to repeal a 12-cent gas tax hike and increases in vehicle registration fees.

Management & Operations| September 13, 2018

Nashville's Transit System Defies Defeat with New Brand, Revised Plan

After its $5.4 billion dollar mass transit referendum loss at the ballot box, the agency moves ahead with revised project plans, while also celebrating a rebrand.

Government Issues| August 8, 2018

Millage to fund TheRide services in 3 counties extended

Will enable agency to preserve expanded fixe- route bus service levels, as well as the improved transit services for seniors and persons with disabilities, approved in 2014.

Government Issues| August 8, 2018

The anti-transit disinformation campaign ramps up

Much attention was given to a recent New York Times article that detailed how organized anti-transit forces came together to defeat May’s ballot initiative in Nashville, Tenn.

Government Issues| May 30, 2018

L.A. Metro report shares keys to success at ballot box

In Nov. 2016, Metro’s Measure M was approved by 71.15% of Los Angeles County voters, far exceeding the two-thirds approval needed.

Nashville transit ballot measure overwhelmingly defeated

Voters were being asked to increase taxes to pay for a 26 mile new light rail system on five major corridors, upgrades to the city bus system, and the tunnel downtown.

Management & Operations| April 16, 2018

CEOs push for Detroit transit plan vote

The group, which employs nearly 200,000 people in Michigan, wrote a letter calling for action on regional transit in the wake of Amazon.com passing on Detroit for a potential site for its planned 50,000-employee second headquarters.

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