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: Loss

Results: 43%-57%

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

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Election Date:
March 08, 2016

Bedford Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: 43.4%-56.6%

The township board called a special election for voters to consider 0.1 mill levy increase for five years in addition to a renewal of the current 0.25 mill ...

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Election Date:
March 08, 2016

Grand Haven Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 72.1%-27.9%

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:
March 15, 2016

Roscoe Township, IL

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: 57%-43%

Voters in Roscoe Township will choose whether or not they would like to join the Stateline Mass Transit District at the polls on March 15th.  However, ...

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Election Date:
April 05, 2016

Tulsa, OK

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 75%-25%

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: Win

Results: 62.6%-37.4%

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

Fort Gratiot, MI

Outcome: Win

Results: 69.8%-30.2%

Fort Gratiot 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 03, 2016

Holland and Holland Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 81.8%-18.2%

Voters will decide on a 0.4-mill property tax renewal to continue to fund for MAX Transit bus system.

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Election Date:
May 03, 2016

Kalamazoo, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 58%-42%

Voters in Kalamazoo will decide on a 0.315-mill renewal for five years to fund public transit.  This renewal is a decrease from the 0.4 mill property ...

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Election Date:
May 03, 2016

Port Huron, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 55.6%-44.4%

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: Win

Results: 59.8%-40.2%

Castle Hills residents will decide in May if they would like to remain in the service area for VIA Metropolitan Transit and continue to support service with ...

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Election Date:
May 07, 2016

Richland Hills, TX

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: 54.2%-45.8%

Voters will decide whether to remain part of the regional transit agency, known as the Trinity Railway Express or the T, and continue the half cent sales ...

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Election Date:
May 10, 2016

Monongalia County, WV

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 63.1%-36.9%

The Monongalia County Commission approved a 0.022 percent property tax levy for the May 10th primary ballot to support the Mountain Line Transit ...

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Election Date:
May 17, 2016

Jackson County, OR

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 61.4%-28.6%

  Officials are asking residents to pass a 5-year millage to maintain and improve bus service in the Rogue Valley Transportation District.  ...

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Election Date:
August 02, 2016

Bedford Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome:

The township board approved placing a measure to renew the current 0.25 mill property tax that supports Lake Erie Transit’s Dial-a-Ride service in the ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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:
November 08, 2016

Sacramento County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Sacramento County has approved a ½ cent sales tax to improve regional transit and road projects, including expanded bus service and light rail to the ...

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Election Date:
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San Diego County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) has voted to send a half-cent sales tax on the ballot in November.  Now supervisors must decide ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2016

San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties, CA

Type: Bond

Outcome:

The BART board has voted to approve a $3.5 billion bond measure to fund capital improvements.  Homeowners in these three counties would see an increase ...

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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:

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has approved a 30-year half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. On June 29, the Board ...

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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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Election Date:
PENDING

Ventura County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Local officials are exploring placing a sales tax measure on the ballot in November.  It is a 30-year half cent sales tax that raises $3.3 billion ...

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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. County ...

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Hillsborough, FL

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

After striking down both a 30-year and a 20-year half-cent sales tax increase for transit and road improvements, county commissioners are now considering ...

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Atlanta, GA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

SB 369 splits Fulton County into two districts, allowing the city of Atlanta, but not the rest of Fulton, to levy a 40-year half-cent sales tax on the ...

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Election Date:
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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Election Date:
PENDING

Clay Township, IN

Type: Other

Outcome:

Since Marion County, IN has decided to move forward with a 0.25 percent income tax measure on the November ballot, surrounding Townships are now allowed to ...

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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 with ballot referendums. Funding ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2016

Marion County, IN

Type: Other

Outcome:

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

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Election Date:
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Washington Township, IN

Type: Other

Outcome:

Since Marion County, IN has decided to move forward with a 0.25 percent income tax measure on the November ballot, surrounding Townships are now allowed to ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2016

Eaton County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome:

Eaton County voters will be asked to renew a 0.25-mill property tax for the Eaton County Transportation Authority.  The millage generates over $850,000 ...

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Election Date:
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Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw Counties, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome:

The Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority (RTA) plans to ask voters across metro Detroit to approve a 1.2 mill property tax on the November ballot ...

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Election Date:
PENDING

Kansas City, MO

Type: Other

Outcome:

Kansas City is considering a proposal from the Regional Transit Alliance that it involves extending the streetcar by 3.75 miles.  To pay for this ...

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Kansas City, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Kansas City is considering a proposal put forth by long-time transit advocate Clay Chastain, which would create an extensive light rail plan for the ...

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PENDING

Wake County, NC

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Wake County Commissioners have voted to place a half-cent sales tax referendum to help fund a new $2.3 billion regional transit plan on the November ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2016

Franklin County, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will ask voters to renew 0.25-percent sales tax for 10 years.  If approved, it is expected to raise $62 ...

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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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PENDING

Lorain County, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Commissioners are considering a proposal for a 0.25 percent sales tax for five years to fund public transportation.  The effort is being led by the ...

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Tigard County, OR

Type: Advisory

Outcome:

The Tigard City Council is expected to formalize ballot language on June 28th for the referendum on the proposed MAX Southwest Corridor light rail ...

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Austin, TX

Type: Bond

Outcome:

The Urban Transportation Commission has asked the Austin city council to consider placing a bond measure for light rail on the November ballot.  The ...

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Austin, TX

Type: Other

Outcome:

The Central Austin Community Development Corporation (CACDC) has released a $380 million proposal for new light rail.  The proposal would need to be ...

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Washington County, UT

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Washington County leaders have asked cities to let them know if they support placing a 0.25% sales tax on the November ballot.  Revenue gained from the ...

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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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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: 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%

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2012 Results
17 States
62 Measures

Win: 49
Loss: 13

Success Rate: 79%

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