Topic : referendums

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Houston METRO calls for $3.5B transit bond vote

Management & Operations| August 14, 2019

The METRONext plan includes 75 miles of METRORapid BRT service, 16 additional miles of light rail, and 290 miles of BOOST or optimized bus service along heavily traveled routes.

Poll shows support for new sales tax to support San Diego transit

Management & Operations| March 22, 2019

The early polling results are the first step in a broad discussion that transit officials plan to have with the public.

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.

Rail| May 23, 2017

OCTA to seek FTA Full Funding Agreement for streetcar project

The project is expected to cost approximately $299.3 million, with other funding coming from state cap-and-trade funding, other federal and local funding.

Rail| March 23, 2017

Poll finds Coloradans favor commuter rail over commuter bus

If passed, House Bill 17-1242 is projected to generate $700 million for new transportation infrastructure in Colorado.

Rail| March 15, 2017

Las Vegas seeks permission to build light rail linking airport to 'The Strip'

The proposal heard in the Senate Transportation Committee would give local officials new authority to seek tax hikes or federal grants to finance an expanded portfolio of major transportation developments.

Government Issues| February 6, 2017

Passing Public Transportation Ballot Measures: What Works

While setting a record for both number and dollar amount being sought in 23 different states, voters continued a trend by passing 70% of referendums in 2016. While not all are successful, having a leader to be a champion and intense community education and outreach programs are key.

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| 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.

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.

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