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17 transportation ballot measures approved

Bus| November 5, 2014
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.

6 transportation ballot initiatives to watch

Bus| October 30, 2014
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.
Accessibility| November 7, 2012

UPDATE: More than 70% of transit measures pass

Twenty-one measures with a significant transit component were considered by voters in 12 states. Fourteen measures were approved; one remains undecided as votes continue to be counted in Pierce County, Wash.; and two more public transit measures will be decided in Los Angeles and Kansas City, Mo. next month.
Bus| October 4, 2012

Northern Calif. to vote on one-cent sales tax for transit

Passage of Measure B1 by a two-thirds majority would make Alameda the first county in Northern California to increase its transportation sales tax from a half-cent.
Rail| September 19, 2012

Ore. anti-rail measure passes

Initiative Measure 3-401, which requires countywide voter approval before officials can spend money on rail lines in the county, passed 60% to 40%. The measure may not impact the Portland-Milwaukie light rail extension, currently under construction, but could severely limit future rail development in the county.
Rail| September 12, 2012

Portland, Ore. to vote on rail spending

Voters in Oregon’s Clackamas County will decide on Ballot Measure 3-401, which would require county commissioners to get voter approval to spend money on new rail systems. If passed, the initiative could affect a light rail line currently under construction.

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