Transportation Ballot Measures

2014 Election Monitoring: Current Elections

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Election Date:
March 11, 2014

Tigard, OR

Type: Other

Outcome: Loss

Results: Passed, 51% to 49%

If passed, this measure would amend the Tigard Charter adopting a declared public policy opposing construction of new high-capacity transit corridors within ...

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Election Date:
April 22, 2014

King County, WA

Type: Other

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 45 to 55%

April Ballot will create a Transportation Benefit District that will implement a $60 annual vehicle fee and a one-tenth of a cent sales tax, generating a ...

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Election Date:
May 06, 2014

Grand Rapids, MI

Type: Other

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Passed, 66%-34%

Income tax to fund vital streets.  “Vital Streets and rights-of-way are accessible, attractive, environmentally responsible ...

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Election Date:
May 06, 2014

Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 71% to 29%

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority adopted a five-year transit improvement plan which includes a request to voters for an additional transit ...

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Election Date:
May 07, 2014

Lorain County, OH

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 42% to 58%

The transit tax, on the ballot as Issue 11, is for a 0.065 mills and would last five years.

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Election Date:
May 13, 2014

Vienna, WV

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 81% to 19%

A two-year renewal of a property tax levy for the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority, which operates Easy Rider.

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Election Date:
May 13, 2014

Parkersburg, WV

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 77% to 23%

A two-year renewal of a property tax levy for the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority, which operates Easy Rider.

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Election Date:
May 20, 2014

Seminole County, FL

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Passed

One cent sales tax for 10 years, 25% goes to school district, 75% for transportation, stormwater, and other physical infrastructure.  Includes bike/ped ...

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Election Date:
May 20, 2014

Milwaukie, OR

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 53%-47%

Milwaukie is expected to vote on a ballot measure to pass a $4 million bond to pay its light-rail obligation to TriMet.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Genessee County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 68%-32%

Renewal of .4 mils for five years for the Your Ride Mass Transit Authority.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Barry County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 63%-37%

Renewal of the .2481 mils for ten years for Barry County Transit.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Branch County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 66%-34%

Renewal for .35 mils for five years for BATA.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Crawford County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 76%-24%

Renewal of .7027 mills for the Crawford County Transit Authority.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Manistee County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 71%-29%

.33 mills renewal for Dial-A-Ride Service for seven years.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Marquette County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 76%-24%

.6 mills renewal for six years for MARQ-TRAN.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Ludington & Scottville, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 74.7%-24.3%

Increase and renewal of millage from 1 mills to 1.25 for five years.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Roscommon County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 59%-41%

Renewal of .4 mills for five years, which is a decrease of the .5 mills originally passed for RCTA.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

St. Joseph County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 59%-41%

Renewal and increase to .33 mils for four years for the St. Joseph County Transit Authority.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Owosso Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 71%-29%

.333 mils for four years to support Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Bennington Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 63%-37%

.3333 mills for four years to support the Shiwassee Area Transportation Agency.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Caledonia Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 62%-38%

.19 mills renewal for two years to support the Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Perry City, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 62%-38%

Renewal of .25 mils for two years to support Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Niles, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 76%-24%

Voters in Niles will have a millage renewal on their August primary ballots to support the city's Dial-a-Ride Transit (DART) program.   The ...

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Macomb County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 60%-40%

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation of Detroit seeks a property tax increase from .59 to 1 mil to generate an additional $28 million ...

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Wells Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 48.5%-51.5%

Wells and Escanaba Township residents will decide the future of bus service when they take to the polls during the primary and vote on a millage proposal ...

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Lansing, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 79%-21%

Five year renewal of 3.007 mills for CATA.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Oakland County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 74%-26%

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation of Detroit seeks a property tax increase from .59 to 1 mil to generate an additional $28 million ...

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Wayne County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 63%-37%

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation of Detroit seeks a property tax increase from .59 to 1 mil to generate an additional $28 million ...

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Buchanan, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 75%-25%

Voters in Niles will have a millage renewal on their August primary ballots to support the city's Dial-a-Ride Transit (DART) program.   The ...

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Addison Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 49%-51%

A new .025 millage for the North Oakland Transportation Authority for five years to raise $425,000.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Escanaba Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 52.5%-47.5%

Wells and Escanaba Township residents will decide the future of bus service when they take to the polls during the primary and vote on a millage proposal ...

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Orion Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 50.5%-48.5%

A new .025 millage for the North Oakland Transportation Authority for five years to raise $425,000.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Oxford Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 54%-46%

A new .025 millage for the North Oakland Transportation Authority for five years to raise $425,000.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Statewide, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Failed, 41%-59%

A three-quarter-cent sales tax to find transportation projects, raising $540 million annually.

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Election Date:
August 05, 2014

Kansas City, MO

Type: Other

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 40%-60%

Kansas City, Missouri, is considering a double election season this year to fund expansion of their streetcar line with an August 5th vote to create a ...

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Election Date:
September 16, 2014

Tualatin, OR

Type: Other

Outcome: Loss

Results: Passed, 75%-25%

Tualatin voters passed Ballot Measure 34-220 during a special election to prohibit the city from using its resources on the financing, design, construction ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Alameda County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 70%-30%

Alameda County, California, has proposed a measure to increase the current transportation sales tax from half a cent to a full penny on the dollar for ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

San Fransisco, CA

Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 61%-39%

If passed, the amendment would provide a $23 million budget boost for transportation by retroactively accounting for population growth and taking money from ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Monterey County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 72%-28%

1/8 cent sales tax for Monterey Salinas Transit.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

San Fransisco, CA

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Failed, 38%-62%

The group Restore Transportation Balance has collected nearly double the number of required signatures needed to place a nonbinding declaration of policy on ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

San Bruno, CA

Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Passed, 67%-33%

The Downtown and Transit Corridors Economic Enhancement Initiative would modify Ordinance 1284 and lift the building height restriction from 50 feet to 90 ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

San Francisco, CA

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 71%-29%

Measure A would fund $500 million for transit.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Alachua County and City of Gainesville, FL

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 40%-60%

A one cent sales tax for eight years to fund transportation lists from the county and city of Gainesville for $30 million annually.  County funds will ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Pinellas County, FL

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 38%-62%

Pinellas County Commission has formally approved the ballot language and placed the measure on the ballot for November 2014.  A public hearing on the ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Polk County, FL

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 28%-72%

The Polk County Transit Authority and Polk County Board of County Commissioners approved a referendum for November 4, 2014 to levy a one-cent sales tax ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Clayton County, GA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 74%-26%

Clayton will vote to pass a one cent sales tax to join MARTA transit system.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Cobb County, GA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Passed, 53%-47%

One cent sales tax renewal for transportation projects.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Wichita, KS

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 38%-62%

Bus service would receive 10% of a one cent sales tax increase to fund projects in the city, an estimated $40 million. 

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Statewide, MA

Type: Gas Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Passed, 53%-47%

The Tank the Automatic Gas Tax Hike campaign seeks to repeal a provision in a law passed in 2013 that would increase the gas tax annually to match the ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Statewide, MD

Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 82%-18%

The proposed amendment to the state constitution would prohibit a governor’s transfer of revenue from the Transportation Trust Fund to the General Fund or ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Wexford County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 68%-32%

The Cadillac Wexford Transit Authority has requested a .6 millage renewal for two years.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Genessee County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 50.4%-49.6%

Genessee County goes to the ballot a second time in 2014 for a new millage to replace funding lost due to the declining property values in the county which ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Spring Lake Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 60%-40%

Spring Lake Township votes for a new property tax of .7 mills for 5 years to join the Harbor Transit System of Grand Haven.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Addison Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 49%-51%

Addison Township will vote on a second attmpt to approve a .25 mill for five years for the North Oakland Transportation Authority after the August vote ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Bay City, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 66%-34%

.75 millage renewal for Bay Metro Transport.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Kansas City, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Failed, 32%-68%

Question 2 asks voters to approve a 1/8 cent sales tax for 25 years for public transportation. Transit advocates opposed the measure.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Kansas City, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Failed, 30%-70%

Question 1 asks voters to support a quarter-cent sales tax for 25 years for capital improvements. Transit advocates opposed the measure.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Wenonah, NJ

Type: Other

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Failed, 42%-58%

Voters in Wenonah shot down the prospect of hosting a train station for the proposed Glassboro-Camden line on Tuesday. The question failed with 514 ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Dona Ana County, NM

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 42%-58%

Commissioners voted on a ¼ of a penny sales tax to fund expanded rural bus service for the South Central Regional Transit District.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Sierra County, NM

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 46%-54%

Commissioners voted on a ¼ of a penny sales tax to fund expanded rural bus service for the South Central Regional Transit District.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Rossford, OH

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Failed, 35%-65%

Rossford residents are being asked to opt out of TARTA services. The city pays in $300,000 for $500,000 in services.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Statewide, RI

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 60%-40%

The Rhode Island Mass Transit Hub Infrastructure Bonds, Question 6 is on ballot legislatively-referred bond question. The measure, upon voter approval, ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Austin, TX

Type: Bond

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 43%-57%

Funding for urban rail project in central corridor and roads.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Arlington County, VA

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 75%-25%

Voters in Arlington County VA approved a $60 million bond for transportation and Metro improvements.     

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Fairfax County, VA

Type: Bond

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Passed, 74%-26%

Voters will decide on a $100 million bond for bike, ped, and road improvements in Tyson’s Corner along the new Silver Line.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Seattle, WA

Type: Other

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Failed, 27%-73%

A fifth go at funding a monorail project would create the Century Transportation Authority which would have the power to tax to fund bond debt.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Seattle, WA

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 59%-41%

A Seattle only version of Proposition 1, all for transit - $60 car tab and one tenth of a percent sales tax increase.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Weston, WI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: 45%-55%

The village of Weston seeks approval of a 1.16% millagefor the Wausau Area buse service for one year.

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Election Date:
November 04, 2014

Statewide, WI

Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 80%-20%

The measure would, upon voter approval, require that revenue generated by transportation fees and taxes be deposited into the state's ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2014

Statewide, LA

Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Failed, 32%-68%

The Louisiana Transportation Infrastructure Bank, Amendment 4, would authorize the investment of public funds to create a state infrastructure bank if ...

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2014 Results YTD
18 States
59 Measures

Win: 42
Loss: 17

Success Rate: 71%

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2013 Results
8 States
15 Measures

Win: 11
Loss: 4

Success Rate: 73%

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2012 Results
17 States
62 Measures

Win: 49
Loss: 13

Success Rate: 79%

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