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UTA will educate but not campaign for November ballot measure

Government Issues| August 14, 2015

If passed, the UTA could increase its revenues by 13%, or $39 million a year.

Sound Transit moving ahead with 2016 ballot measure to extend light rail

Rail| July 7, 2015

ST3 will expand congestion-free light rail farther and deeper into King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. The areas Sound Transit serves are home to more than 40% of Washington's residents, 70% of its economic activity and 97% of its traffic congestion.

Management & Operations| March 5, 2015

$30B Phoenix transportation plan headed to voters

Set for vote as soon as August, the proposed plan includes up to 117 miles of new, high-capacity transit, such as light rail, bus rapid transit or streetcars. About $2.4 billion would help maintain major city streets while adding new bicycle lanes and street lights.

Bus| November 11, 2014

Ga. county wins long fight for transit

After struggling for transportation options for 10 years, Clayton County voters overwhelmingly voted to not only join MARTA, but also pay for public transportation programs via a one-cent sales tax.
Bus| November 5, 2014

17 transportation ballot measures approved

Successful initiatives include a measure in Alameda County, Calif., where voters approved an increase in the current transportation sales tax from half a cent to a full penny on the dollar for 30 years. A measure to improve public transit in Tampa Bay, Fla, was again defeated.
Bus| October 30, 2014

6 transportation ballot initiatives to watch

The initiatives include Pinellas County, Fla.’s “Greenlight Pinellas” plan, which would increase bus service by 65% and build a 24-mile light rail line from downtown St. Petersburg to downtown Clearwater.
Rail| March 5, 2014

Plan to kill California HSR may make ballot

The measure would prevent the issue and sale of remaining high-speed rail bonds and future contracts related to the project and lets the Legislature redirect unspent bond proceeds.
Bus| November 8, 2013

Public transportation ballot measures go 6 for 7

This year results in a 69.2% passage rate on public transit ballot initiatives and a total of nine out of 13 initiatives.
Bus| June 3, 2013

Study: Employer support for transit increasing in urban areas

Major American employers, such as universities, hospitals and business coalitions, are organizing and winning better public transportation in many metro areas, according to Good Jobs First, a national policy resource center for grassroots groups and public officials.
Rail| January 30, 2013

Ore. board discusses rail ballot measure

It would be the first chance for Portland residents to vote on light rail since the passage of a measure in September, which required countywide approval for officials to spend money on rail lines.

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