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Calif. initiative seeks to end high-speed rail project

Management & Operations| September 26, 2018

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.

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

Management & Operations| September 13, 2018

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.

Management & Operations| March 28, 2018

Capital Metro reveals 'Project Connect' plan calling for more rail, rapid bus lines

The Capital Metro board voted unanimously to ask the city of Austin to contribute up to $15 million for engineering and environmental analysis by including that money in a probable bond election this fall.

Government Issues| March 19, 2018

Ann Arbor Transit millage renewal to hit August ballot

By renewing and restoring the same tax rate of 0.7 mills that voters first approved in 2014, the board's resolution states, the AAATA would be able to maintain the expanded levels of public transit and paratransit services that have been introduced in recent years.

Government Issues| December 12, 2017

Nashville Mayor files bill for May transportation referendum

Mayor Barry wants to raise four taxes, including the sales tax, to create dedicated funding for a far-reaching mass transit proposal that includes light rail.

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