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Oregon House approves $5.3B transportation funding package

Government Issues| July 11, 2017

The package would fund alternative transportation by instituting a payroll tax of one-tenth of a percent of wages. In 2018, officials expect to raise $103 million for public transit in metro areas and rural communities.

2 KC streetcar petitions headed for August ballot

Rail| March 9, 2017

One of the petitions seeks two sales taxes totaling three-eighths of a cent for 25 years to pay for streetcar expansion, while the other would prohibit Kansas City from doing any planning or implementing of any fixed-rail expansion without a citywide vote.

Rail| December 28, 2016

Petition to expand KC Streetcar garners enough signatures for April vote

The streetcar plan would ask voters to approve a three-eighths-cent citywide sales tax for 25 years to help fund a $1 billion, 26-mile streetcar system, building on the city’s 2.2-mile streetcar starter route.

Government Issues| November 23, 2016

Pub Perspective: 2016 was a year of rapid expansion, 'breakthrough' tech

As mentioned in my Fact Book column, much of how we will look back on 2016 depends on what happens in November, which will be past our press time. Yet 2016, to date, was quite momentous,
even without the election results.

Government Issues| November 10, 2016

Ballot measure defeat sends Mich. RTA officials back to drawing board

The 20-year, 1.2-mill property tax would have raised $4.6 billion for mass transit in Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, and Oakland counties.

Bus| November 10, 2016

Group trying to halt Utah BRT project files petition in court

The petitioners believe Provo and Orem officials violated the Utah Constitution by refusing to accept their referendum petition.

Government Issues| November 9, 2016

Voters pass 33 of 48 transportation ballot measures

Throughout the country in 2016, in 23 states and communities of all sizes, voters considered nearly $200 billion in local investment for public transportation at the ballot box.

Government Issues| November 3, 2016

Phoenix held up as model for voters weighing $200B in transit measures

Mayor Greg Stanton, on the call organized by the Center for Transportation Excellence and APTA, talked about the city’s passage last year of an increase in the sales tax.

Mobility| October 25, 2016

Uber endorses Sound Transit 3 light rail expansion ballot measure

The $54 billion ballot measure would add 62 miles of light rail with stations that would serve 37 new areas and grow the system to 116 miles.

Government Issues| September 15, 2016

Pub perspective: 2016 referendums could be game changer

A record number of such measures are on ballots across the country, reflecting an increased interest in meeting the growing demand for public transportation by local and state action.

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