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Voters pass 33 of 48 transportation ballot measures

Government Issues| November 9, 2016

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.

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

Government Issues| November 3, 2016

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.

Government Issues| September 13, 2016

$200 billion of public transportation ballot initiatives at stake

Public transit leaders came together to discuss ballot measures across the country.The press conference was held at the APTA 2016 Annual Meeting held in Los Angeles.

Management & Operations| June 27, 2016

$54 billion Sound Transit rail plan to appear on November ballot

If voters in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties say yes to the so-called “Sound Transit 3” plan, an average household would pay $400 per year more in property, sales and car taxes.

Management & Operations| June 8, 2016

N.C.'s Wake County to vote on sales tax to pay for buses, rail

Transit advocates believe the plan is the best way to reduce traffic congestion and connect the Triangle’s focal points, including N.C. State University, Research Triangle Park, Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Mobility| June 3, 2016

480K L.A. residents gain transportation access from new projects

The findings are part of a report that shows dramatic improvements in the quality of life for the region between 2008 — when Los Angeles County voters approved Measure R — and 2015.

Mobility| March 23, 2016

L.A. Metro's Washington unveils $120B plan to transform transportation

The potential ballot measure would ask voters to increase the countywide sales tax by a half-cent for 40 years and to continue an existing tax (Measure R) for an extra 18 years, meaning both would potentially run through 2057.

Rail| December 8, 2015

Sound Transit rail expansion could include underground tunnels

New connecting tunnels could be part of the Sound Transit 3 ballot measure before voters in November 2016, according to the report.

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