Transportation Ballot Measures

2016 Election Monitoring: Current Elections

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Gabriola Island, CAN

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Uncounted

Federal gas tax funding for Gabriola Island’s Environmentally Responsible Trans-Island Express is set to expire in June 2016.  The Regional District of ...

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Election Date:
March 01, 2016

Pulaski County, AR

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Rock Region Metro (previously Central Arkansas Transit Authority) board approved 0.25% sales tax measure for the March 1 primary ballot.  The measure ...

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Election Date:
March 08, 2016

Bedford Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome:

The township board called a special election for voters to consider 0.1 mill levy increase for five years to support Lake Erie Transit.  The current ...

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Election Date:
March 08, 2016

Grand Haven Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome:

In 2011, Grand Haven Township residents approved a 0.95 mill property tax to allow Harbor Transit service to expand into the township.  The Township ...

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Election Date:
April 05, 2016

Tulsa, OK

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

As part of Tulsa’s Vision tax plan, city officials approved a portion of a new 15-year sales tax for transit.  Over the course of 15 years, an ...

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Election Date:
April 26, 2016

Ellensburg, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Ellensburg City Council voted to establish a transit district, which in turn has the power to levy a sales tax to fund Central Transit.  Any new tax ...

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Election Date:
May 03, 2016

Port Huron, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome:

Port Huron City Council members called a special election for May 3rd to ask voters to consider a 4-year renewal of the current 0.6214 mill property tax ...

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Election Date:
May 07, 2016

Castle Hills, TX

Type: Other

Outcome:

Castle Hills residents will decide in May if they would like to opt out of transit service currently provided to them and redirect the current half-cent ...

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Election Date:
May 14, 2016

Richland Hills, TX

Type: Other

Outcome:

Voters will decide whether to leave the regional transit agency, known as the Trinity Railway Express or the T, and cease the half cent sales tax to support ...

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Clare County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome:

A clerical error in the August 2015 ballot measure language means the renewal passed in 2015 skips 2016 and runs from 2017-2022.  This leaves a gap in ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Yuma County, AZ

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority is considering a 0.1-cent sales tax increase for the county bus system.

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PENDING

Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, CA

Type: Other

Outcome:

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) is drafting ballot language to extend the current $96/year parcel tax that accounts for 7-9 percent ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Contra Costa County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority is developing a 1/2-cent transportation sales tax measure to fix pot holes, improve freeways, boost transit, and ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Los Angeles County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Metro in LA County is discussing placing Measure R2 on the November 8th ballot.  This measure would renew the current Measure R, a half-cent sales tax ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Monterey County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

To alleviate regional congestion, Monterey County officials are considering asking residents to vote on a 3/8 percent countywide sales tax measure.  ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Placer County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency has proposed a ½ cent, 30-year sales tax to fund rail and road improvements.  They are hoping to ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties, CA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome:

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) could ask voters to raise the property tax to fund capital improvements.

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Election Date:
PENDING

Santa Clara County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is considering a 30 year, half-cent sales tax to fund transportation, including BART expansion.

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Santa Cruz, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

County officials are discussing a half-cent sales tax for 30 years to fund transportation projects.  16 percent of revenue would to public transit and ...

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PENDING

Stanislaus County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

The council of governments is considering a half-cent sales tax for 25 years for transportation.  The measure would generate a total of $975 million ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Statewide, CA

Type: Other

Outcome:

Two republican state lawmakers have proposed a ballot measure to divert about $8 billion in bond money away from the high-speed rail project to build water ...

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PENDING

Ventura County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Local officials are exploring placing a sales tax measure on the ballot in November that could raise an additional $1-2 billion for transportation ...

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PENDING

Broward County, FL

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

A 10-year transit plan released on October 1, 2013 signified the need for a future sales tax increase to support the county’s transportation. Officials have ...

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PENDING

Hillsborough, FL

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

County commissioners are considering placing a ½ cent sales tax to generate $3.5 billion over 30 years. 36% of the all revenue will go to transit ($42 ...

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PENDING

DeKalb, Clayton, and Fulton Counties, GA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

MARTA is pushing for a half-cent sales tax on the November 2016 ballot.  The additional revenue would fund service expansion, including three new rail ...

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PENDING

Fulton County, GA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Fulton County elected officials are considering putting 1% sales tax on Nov. 2016 ballot to raise funds for road and transit improvements.  It’s ...

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PENDING

Hamilton County, IN

Type: Other

Outcome:

The state legislature passed a bill (SB 176) that allows counties to establish mass-transit plans in each county using ballot referendums. Funding ...

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PENDING

Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw Counties, MI

Outcome:

The Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is considering placing a tax measure on the November 2016 ballot to expand bus service and possibly ...

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Election Date:
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Wake County, NC

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Wake County elected officials are seeking a half-cent sales tax referendum to help fund a new $2.3 billion regional transit plan.  The plan includes ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Hamilton County, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

SORTA board is considering a request for a quarter-cent sales tax increase to cover Metro bus expansion, which would cost more than $700 million over 10 ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Seattle, WA

Type: Other

Outcome:

Sound Transit is asking voters to approve a measure that will build upon the existing mass transit system of light rail, commuter rail, and bus ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Spokane, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

In the wake of the narrow defeat of an April 2015 ballot measure to raise the sales tax 0.3 percent for transit, the Spokane Transit Authority is ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Jackson and Teton Counties, WY

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Jackson and Teton County officials are discussing a penny sales tax to fund housing and transit projects.  On the transit side, funding would offset ...

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2015 Results YTD
10 States
34 Measures

Win: 24
Loss: 10

Success Rate: 71%

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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%

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2012 Results
17 States
62 Measures

Win: 49
Loss: 13

Success Rate: 79%

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