Transportation Ballot Measures

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Election Date:
November 08, 2016

Charleston, SC

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Pass, 51% - 49%

The Charleston County Council has now approved a half-cent transportation sales tax ballot measure.  The tax would raise $1.89 billion for road, public transportation, and greenbelt projects.  Unfortunately, though, a provision to specifically direct $600 million to create the city’s first BRT line and to upgrade the existing bus system was not included in the list of projects.  Advocates are not working to convince the Charleston County Council’s Finance committee to adopt a resolution that restates that $600 million in new revenue would go to transit.

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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%