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L.A. transit backers meet, discuss lower sales tax measure threshold

Bus| February 1, 2013
Proposing a change in voter approval of a sales tax from two-thirds to 55% The move follows the close defeat of Los Angeles County’s Measure J, a $90-billion transit sales tax extension. It fell short of a two-thirds "yes" vote by half of one percentage point.

Light rail foes unable to revive Vancouver petition

Rail| January 16, 2013
citizens who support a vote on a new light rail extension made their case to the Vancouver City Council, but were not able to revive a petition the county declared invalid this month. The light rail opponents circulated a proposal that would have prohibited the use of Vancouver city funds to extend a light rail system into town from Portland, Ore.
Bus| November 20, 2012

Ind. transit advocates push again for referendum

Despite facing another uphill battle with the General Assembly after a defeat last year, will re-introduce a plan that asks two counties to increase local income taxes by 0.3%. The funds would double bus service and add light rail and express transit service.
Bus| November 8, 2012

Advocates: Sandy exposed need for more transit investment

Difficulties brought on by Hurricane Sandy underscore the need for a rebalance in transportation investments. More people are choosing to live in places closer to where they work and ride public transit instead of driving.
Bus| October 25, 2012

Advocate: Detroit should focus on bus over rail

Neil Greenberg said Detroit’s M-1 rail project is more about real estate development than transit, and that improving the bus system is key to making transportation better in Detroit. He also presented his vision for transit in Southeast Michigan online.
Rail| August 29, 2012

Ore. light rail supporters rally

Fighting an anti-rail initiative on the ballot for a special election to be held September 18. The measure, if approved, would require countywide voter approval before officials can use funds to finance, design, construct or operate any rail lines in the county.
Bus| July 31, 2012

Chicago Transit stops to feature BRT exhibit

The three-day traveling exhibit is a condensed version of the "Bus Rapid Transit: Next Stop Chicago" exhibit currently on display at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Bus| July 24, 2012

Mich. study supports county transit network

Transit advocates and local leaders are taking a second look at a transportation study that urged a county-wide transit system. The study also found a great need among Kent County residents outside the area served by The Rapid, especially among people with disabilities and the elderly.
Bus| July 10, 2012

CUTA launches online transit campaign

"Take Action! Write to the Minister" rallies members and the public to voice their support and call on Canada’s federal government to increase funding for public transit. Includes an action center designed to send a letter to Minister Lebel with recommendations to make public transit an integral part of the next long term infrastructure plan, and a social media campaign.
Bus| March 22, 2012

Mich. transit advocates tour state to highlight issues

Five transportation advocates launched a three-day tour of Michigan by public transit to draw attention to what's working and what isn’t in the state's system.

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