Transportation Ballot Measures

2017 Election Monitoring: Current Elections

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Election Date:
February 14, 2017

Garfield County, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 77%-23%

The recently-created Garfield County Transportation Authority is asking voters for a 0.4% sales tax to fund operations in February.

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Election Date:
April 04, 2017

St. Louis, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Pass, 60%-40%

A circuit court judge in St. Louis has approved a half-cent sales tax for the April ballot to fund a MetroLink expansion and other projects.  If ...

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Election Date:
April 04, 2017

Milwaukee, WI

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Loss

Results: Fail, 28%-72%

The Milwaukee County Board's finance committee has approved an advisory referendum question that would ask voters in the April 4, 2017, election whether ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Sacramento, CA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome:

Sacramento is considering asking large properties to vote on creating a streetcar taxing district.  Properties included in the vote would be ...

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Election Date:
May 02, 2017

Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome:

Voters will decide on a millage increase to help Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) officials update their fleet and facilities and offer a range of ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Kansas City, MO

Type: Other

Outcome:

The Regional Transit Alliance has submitted a proposal that involves extending the streetcar by 3.75 miles.  To pay for this expansion, advocates are ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Statewide, CO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Governor Hickenlooper and state legislators are planning to ask Colorado voters to approve a tax increase to support transportation projects around the ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Athens-Clarke County, GA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Local officials are considering a 5-year 1% sales tax increase for transportation projects.  If approved, this measure would raise an estimated $104 ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

DeKalb County, GA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

The state legislature is considering allowing DeKalb County officials to go to the ballot for an additional half-cent sales tax to fund MARTA service in the ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Fulton County, GA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Fulton County is considering a ballot initiative for MARTA in 2017 in light of the win in the City of Atlanta in 2016.  However, county officials are ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Twin Cities, MN

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Officials are talking about ways to fund transportation projects across the state.  Last year, the Governor proposed a sales tax to fund Twin Cities ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Hamilton County (Cincinnati), OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

The SORTA board is considering asking voters this year for anywhere from a half-cent to a full penny sales tax increase to close their budget gap and expand ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Nashville, TN

Outcome:

Nashville is assembling a 25-year $5.4 billion regional transit plan, which would include light rail in Nashville and commuter rail in surrounding ...

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2016 Results
23 States
77 Measures

Win: 55
Loss: 22

 

Success Rate: 71%

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2015 Results
10 States
34 Measures

Win: 23
Loss: 11

Success Rate: 68%

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2014 Results YTD
18 States
61 Measures

Win: 42
Loss: 19

Success Rate: 69%

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2013 Results
8 States
15 Measures

Win: 11
Loss: 4

Success Rate: 73%