Transportation Ballot Measures

Election Monitoring: Past Elections

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Election Date:
November 07, 2000

Phoenix, AZ

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed - 65% to 35%

Voters decided whether to pass a citywide expansion of bus service and light rail. The measure proposed a 4/10-cent sales tax increase.

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Election Date:
November 07, 2000

Santa Clara, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed 70% to 30%

Voters will be asked to approve a 30 year, 1/2-cent sales tax to begin in 2006, to bring BART extension to San Jose. Requires 2/3 voter approval.

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Election Date:
November 07, 2000

Alameda County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed 80% to 20%

Voters will be asked to approve a 20-year extension of the existing 1/2-cent sales tax to support $1.4 billion plan to improve transit.

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Election Date:
November 07, 2000

Sonoma County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed 60.3%-39.7%

One-quarter per cent increase in sales tax to fund local transit improvements for passenger rail service through Sonoma and Marin Counties and increased bus ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2000

Boulder, CO

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed in six of seven neighborhoods.

Residents of seven neighborhoods asked to approve a tax levy to provide unlimited free passage on buses and trains.

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Election Date:
November 07, 2000

Denver, CO

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed

Redirect 1999 state tax surplus of $5.9 million to mass transit and affordable housing. Question 1B.

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Election Date:
November 07, 2000

Statewide, CO

Type: Other

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 70% to 30%

Amendment 24 sponsored by Coloradians for Responsible Growth, deals with counteracting rapid urban growth, declining public services and overcrowded ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2000

Statewide, FL

Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed - 53% to 47%

Ballot Measure #1 is a constitutional amendment that aims to reduce traffic and increase travel alternatives. This amendment provides for development of a ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2000

Clayton County, GA

Type: RTA Participation/Creation

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed - 53% to 47%

Whether to start up countywide bus service. Funded through business license fees. No local tax proposed

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Election Date:
November 07, 2000

St. Bernard Parish, LA

Type: Vehicle Fee

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed - 73% to 27%.

$2.00 motor vehicle registration fee to pay for lease of larger space for DMV offices and to standardize bus fares at $1.00, regardless of distance. 

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Election Date:
November 07, 2000

Statewide, ME

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Failed 57% to 43%

Measure Number 6 - This proposed law would allow a state personal income taxpayer a tax credit equal to the amount of tolls the taxpayer paid during the ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2000

Bedford Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed

Levy election for county bus service

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Election Date:
November 24, 2000

Carbondale, Aspen, Glenwood, Pitkin County, CO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed in all jurisdictions

4/10-cent sales tax referendum to fund Rural Transportation Authority (takeover of Roaring Fork Transit Agency). Wouldn't construct light rail without ...

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Election Date:
August 01, 2001

Kansas City, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Results: 60%-40%

1/2-cent sales tax increase to support a proposed 24-mile, $793 million light rail system.

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Election Date:
September 18, 2001

Snohomish County, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 53%-47%

Increases sales taxes by three cents on every $10 purchased, for the purpose of increasing transit services

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Election Date:
November 06, 2001

Glendale, AZ

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 64%-36%

1/2-cent sales tax for $1 billion transportation package to establish regional connection to Phoenix's planned light-rail system. Expanded bus service, ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2001

Statewide, CO

Outcome: Loss

Results: 66%-34%

Use $50 million in existing state surplus to test a mass transit monorail system. Positive test would lead to construction of 167-mile system between DIA ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2001

Colorado Springs, CO

Type: Bond

Outcome: Loss

Results: 59%-41%

$102 million bond for transportation and storm water projects: $15 million for buses.

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Election Date:
November 06, 2001

Statewide, ME

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 74%-26%

A $61 million bond issue for improvement to highways, bridges, airports, public transit and ferry facilities, development of rail, trail and marine ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2001

Houston, TX

Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment

Outcome: Win

Results: 74%-26%

Charter amendment to require regional voter approval for City to approve Metro rail project.

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Election Date:
November 06, 2001

Houston, TX

Outcome: Loss

Results: 54%-46%

1. Special election to approve/disapprove Main Street light rail (previously approved and under construction). 2. City to sue Metro to determine whether ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2001

Statewide, TX

Outcome: Win

Results: 68%-32%

Create Texas Mobility Fund to support state highway, public transportation and light rail projects.

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Election Date:
November 06, 2001

Seattle, WA

Outcome: Win

Results: Nickels 54%-46%

Mark Sidran (anti-Link Light Rail, pro-bus expansion) v. Greg Nickels (pro-Link Light).

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Election Date:
November 06, 2001

Statewide, WA

Outcome: Loss

Results: 58%-42%

Property tax limitation that would require state and local governments to limit property tax levy increases to 1% per year, unless approved by voters.

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Election Date:
February 05, 2002

Pierce Transit, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 54% - 46%

.3% sales tax increase.

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Election Date:
March 01, 2002

Benton and Franklin Counties, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 57% - 43%

.3% increase on sales taxes for purchases of $10 or more.

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Election Date:
March 05, 2002

Statewide, CA

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 70% - 30%

Requires all state gas tax revenues to be set aside for transportation. Currently, gas tax revenue goes to the General Fund.

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Election Date:
March 19, 2002

Bismarck, ND

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: No.1, 75% - 25% , No. 2, 70% - 30%

No. 1 = Streets and facilities rehabilitation up to $5.4 million, with $400,000 for buses and infrastructure. No. 2 = One-mill levy for operation of bus ...

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Election Date:
May 04, 2002

Arlington, TX

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 58% - 42%

$.25 sales tax increase to implement a public transportation plan.

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Election Date:
May 21, 2002

Tucson, AZ

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 68% - 32%

Expected to raise $40 million/year for transportation improvements. Spending plan will propose 45% to road widening and intersections, 37% for maintenance, ...

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Election Date:
August 06, 2002

Wayne, Oakland, Macomb Counties, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

The four-year tax will raise $44 million annually.

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Election Date:
August 06, 2002

Statewide, MO

Type: Other

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 72.5% - 27.5%

Missouri voters were asked to raise the motor fuel tax from 17 cents to 21 cents and boost the state's 4.225 percent sales tax by one-half cent. It was ...

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Election Date:
August 19, 2002

Dallas, TX

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: 8/19/2002; Voter approved (8/2000); Bonds issued (8/2002

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Election Date:
September 17, 2002

Spokane, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome:

Proposition 1 calls for three-tenths of 1% sales tax authority. This increase is on top of the current sales tax of 8.1%.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Statewide, AK

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 67% - 32%

State Guaranteed Transportation Revenue Anticipation Bonds and State General Obligation State Transportation Project Bonds.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Little Rock, AR

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA) plans to receive $15 million through the sales tax increase. The extra funding would go to funding the second ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, CA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 68% - 32%

$25 property tax per year for five years to mitigate the loss of other sources of funding for AC Transit.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Fresno, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 54% voted yes, but needed 66.6%

Measure C, the half-cent county sales tax used to pay for transportation, expires June 2007 and needs voter approval by a two-thirds margin to continue. ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Riverside County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 69% - 31%

Ballot initiative to extend the half-cent sales tax for roads and transit for another 30 years. The current transportation tax will expire in 2009.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa counties, CA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 64.2% voted yes, needed 66.6%

Agency would ask voters to raise their property taxes to pay for $1.05 billion in seismic strengthening and security improvements.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Solano County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 59% voted yes, needed 66.6%

Half-cent sales tax increase to improve ferry service and commuter rail.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Statewide, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 58% - 41%

Would take 30% of the state's sales tax on auto sales and leases - some $870 million a year - and dedicate the revenue to a long list of specified local ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Aspen, CO

Type: Advisory

Outcome:

Results: Q1. Failed Q2. 56% for S-curves to 44% for modified alignment

Voters are being polled on two questions: 1. A proposed trolley system, using the city's six historic cars. 2. Voters will decide if they want to retain ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Miami/Dade County, FL

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 66% - 34%

Mass transit only. Will finance only new equipment and facilities. Will require creation of independent, regional transportation authority.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

East Baton Rouge, LA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 53% - 47%

A 1.25-mill parishwide property tax to fund the public bus company. The tax, which would cost about $3.13 a year for the owner of a $100,000 home would ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Statewide, ME

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 55% - 45%

Whether to amend the Constitution of Maine to allow the State to issue short-term debt in limited amounts that must be repaid with federal transportation ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Lansing , MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 58%-42%

A 0.82 mill increase to support the Capital Area Transportation Authority.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Charlotte, NC

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 71% - 29%

A bond referendum to pay for street and sidewalk improvements.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Southern Nevada (Las Vegas), NV

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 53% - 47%

For BRT, fixed route and paratransit expansion.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Reno, NV

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 57% - 42%

Proposed funding package would adjust the fuel tax to be tied to the rate of inflation, and increase the sales tax by 1/8 of a penny per dollar to fund the ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Butler County, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 62% - 38%

Butler County Regional Transit Authority proposed 0.25% sales tax increase to save the "BLAST" bus service.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Delaware County, OH

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Failed, 70% - 30%

Delaware Area Transit Agency 0.98-mill levy to improve bus service. Would raise $3.5 million annually.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Hamilton County, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 68% - 32%

Half-cent sales tax increase for light rail and/or bus system expansion.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Statewide, RI

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 72% - 28%

Approval of this question will authorize the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Charleston County, SC

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 50.42% - 49.58%

70% for roads and drainage, 17% for transit, 13% for green space and parkland development.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Denton County, TX

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 73% - 27%

Transportation services for the county include regional commuter rail, express and feeder bus services, bus and park-and-ride facilities, and an ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Statewide, UT

Type: Other

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 57% - 43%

Would allow cities and government agencies to sell their assets to private companies in order to generate up front capital. Assets could then be leased and ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Norfolk/Hampton Roads, VA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Granted authority for sales tax increase referendum to fund transportation. Transportation referenda would allow a 1-cent sales tax increase to support ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Northern Virginia, VA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 55% - 45%

Transportation referenda would allow a 1/2-cent sales tax increase to support transportation.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Prince Willam County, VA

Type: Bond

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 67% - 32%

$86.7 million bond measure to pay for county road work.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Seattle, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 52% - 48%

The $1.75 billion project would be paid for by imposing an annual motor vehicle excise tax of 1.4 per cent of the value of a vehicle.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Statewide, WA

Type: Other

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 63% - 37%

It would generate an estimated $7.7 billion, mostly by increasing the gas tax by 9-cents per gallon, but also by adding a 1 per cent surtax on car sales and ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2002

Statewide, WA

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 54% - 46%

Would roll back car tab taxes to $30 a year per vehicle, removing some of the funding for Sound Transit in Pierce, Snohomish and King counties.

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Election Date:
April 01, 2003

Anchorage, AK

Type: Bond

Outcome: Loss

Proposition 6: The municipality of Anchorage will ask the voters to borrow $1 million through the issuance of general obligation bonds and increase the ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2003

Tucson, AZ

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 36%-64%

Two proposals will appear side by side on the November ballot. Citizens for a Sensible Transportation Solution gathered enough signatures to force an ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2003

Tucson, AZ

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 37%-63%

The other ballot measure is the funding mechanism. A 0.3-percentage-point increase in sales tax and a 3-percentage-point increase in sales tax on ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2003

San Francisco, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 75%-25%

A proposal to continue the current ½% sales tax, and replace the current transportation spending plan with a new 30-year plan. The new plan would provide ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2003

Lone Tree, CO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved

The citizens of Lone Tree, a suburb of Denver, will decide whether to be annexed into the Regional Transportation District and to pay a .06% sales tax to ...

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Election Date:
February 07, 2004

Richland Hills, TX

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 67% - 33%

In December 2002, the City Council voted to hold a special election to decide whether the city should remain with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, ...

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Election Date:
March 02, 2004

Bay Area, CA

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 56% - 44%

Under SB 916 of 2003, residents of seven Bay Area counties would vote in March 2004 to raise bridge tolls by $1 to spend an estimated $125 million a year ...

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Election Date:
March 02, 2004

Saginaw, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defested by 200 votes

The City of Saginaw has approved the proposed ballot language for the renewal of 3 mills for the Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS).

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Election Date:
March 02, 2004

Hamilton, OH

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 69% - 31%

In early December the Hamilton City Council voted to place a 0.5-mill property tax on the March 2 ballot for continued transit services. The levy would ...

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Election Date:
April 06, 2004

Anchorage, AK

Type: Bond

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 52% - 48%

Proposition 11 asks voters whether Anchorage should issue up to $1.57 million in general obligation bonds to pay for public transportation improvements.

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Election Date:
May 04, 2004

Port Huron, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 69% - 31%

Residents in Fort Gratiot, Port Huron and Port Huron Township will vote on renewing a four-year property tax that funds bus services run by Blue Water Area ...

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Election Date:
May 18, 2004

Spokane, WA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 69% - 31%

After voters turned down a 3mil tax to fund transit in 2002, Spokane Transit Authority is facing a 45% service reduction. Board members decided in February ...

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Election Date:
June 08, 2004

Flathead County, MT

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 62% - 38%

County commissioners in October voted unanimously to put a $1 million tax levy request on the June 2004 primary election ballot. The tax would bring ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2004

Flint, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 54% - 46%

The MTA (Flint) is proposing a new tax, 0.3 mills would pay to support existing services, and 0.1 mills would finance additional service, including ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2004

Lansing, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 60% - 40%

The Capital Area Transportation Authority is calling for a .0322 millage increase, a total of 2.22 mills on property for five years. If approved, the ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2004

Ludington and Scotville, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 71% - 29%

The Ludington Mass Transit Millage renewal request is for 0.75 mills for Ludington residents and 1.3 mills for Scottville residents. The renewal is for 5 ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2004

Marquette County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 65% - 35%

The Marquette County Transit Authority is calling for an additional .2 mill on an existing .4 mill (total .6 mill) ad valorem property tax. If approved, the ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2004

Lake County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 56% - 44%

To provide funding for the Yates Dial-A-Ride program that serves all of Lake County, the proposal calls for a .4 mill over 5 years, and would raise $165,000 ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2004

Midland County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 70% - 30%

This millage renewal calls for .15 mill over a period of 5 years for the provision of county-wide public transportation services, and is expected to raise ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2004

Shiawassee County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 62% - 38%

The Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency is calling for a first-time millage in the amount of .225 mills over a 2 year period. If approved, the millage ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2004

Charlevoix County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 65% - 35%

This proposal will permit the County of Charlevoix to restore the .25 mill, previously approved by the electors for the purpose of providing funds for the ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2004

Gogebic County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 77% - 23%

This millage renewal proposal would fund Gogebic County Transit for 4 years at a rate of .33 mills. If approved, it would raise approximately $122,010 ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2004

Tuscola County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 61% - 39%

This millage renewal proposal would fund public bus transportation services in Almer Township and Indianfields Township for 4 years. At a rate of 1 mill, ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2004

Mainstee County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 45% - 55%

This proposal would fund Dial-A-Ride services in Manistee County for 6 years with a .33 millage. Estimated annual revenue, if approved, would be $276,794.

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Election Date:
August 03, 2004

Branson, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 81% - 19%

Voters in Branson will be able to decide in August whether to extend a 1/2% retail sales tax that is set to expire in November 2005. The tax will fund roads ...

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Election Date:
September 11, 2004

Balcones Heights, TX

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 82% - 18%

Balcones Heights residents will cast ballots to decide whether to stay with VIA Metropolitan Transit, and they will also decide whether to create an ...

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Election Date:
September 14, 2004

Everett, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 56% - 44%

A 0.3% sales tax increase to support Everett transit, which was scheduled to run out of funds in 2005.

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Phoenix, AZ

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 57% - 43%

Maricopa County officials have a scheduled a 1/2 cent sales tax extension and a $16 billion regional transportation plan on the May ballot. Phoenix's ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Bay Area, CA

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 70% - 30%

Voters in San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa counties will vote in November on a $980 million bond issue to pay for earthquake safety modifications to ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

East Bay Area, CA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 72% - 28%

On August 4, the AC Transit Board of Directors voted to place Measure BB on the November 2, 2004 ballot. Should voters approve Measure BB by a two-thirds ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Sacramento County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 75% - 25%

Sacramento County Transportation Authority officials have proposed extending Measure A, the existing half-cent transportation sales tax, which is set to ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

San Mateo, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 75% - 25%

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority has adopted an expenditure plan for the reauthorization of Measure A, a half-cent transportation sales tax, ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Solano County, CA

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 64% - 36%

The Solano County Transportation Improvement Authority is advancing its plans for a separate, countywide tax that would raise an estimated $1.43 billion ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Sonoma County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 67.2% - 32.8%

This November, Sonoma County voters will be asked to approve a sales tax hike that could raise $470 million over 20 years to relieve the traffic congestion ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Santa Cruz, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 43% - 57%

The widening of Highway 1 and the construction of a 31-mile rail trail along the old Union-Pacific Rail line are now linked together on a November ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

San Bernadino, CA

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 79% - 21%

A plan to spend $6 billion in local transportation money over the next 30 years was approved by the county's transportation agency, SANBAG, paving the ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Marin County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 71% - 29%

The Marin Transportation Authority has called for a Marin-specific half-cent sales tax increase that would generate an estimated $331 million over 20 years. ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Ventura County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 40% - 60%

Ventura County supervisors voted 4 to 1 to place a 1/2 cent sales tax increase measure on the November ballot to pay for road and transit improvements. ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

San Diego, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 67% - 33%

San Diego's regional planning agency, SANDAG, has produced a $14 billion draft Expenditure plan for the TransNet program, a half-cent sales tax ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Denver, CO

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 57% - 43%

The Regional Transportation District is moving forward with their $4.7 billion FasTracks transit expansion plan which calls for construction of new ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Garfield County, CO

Type: RTA Participation/Creation

Outcome: Loss

Garfield County commissioners agreed to put a question on the November ballot asking voters outside [Aspen] city limits to decide if Garfield County should ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

El Paso County, CO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 55% - 45%

County commissioners have proposed and approved a plan to form The Rural Transportation Authority which would serve Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Green ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Aspen, CO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 77% - 22%

Facing a 50% service cut, and for the second time in four years, the Roaring Fork Transit Authority plans to approach voters to bail it out of a financial ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Statewide, FL

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 64% - 36%

A repeal provision to develop and operate a high-speed ground transportation system in the state.

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Miami Beach, FL

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Miami Beach voters will be able to weigh in on a nonbinding question to determine whether BayLink, the light-rail trolley system that would move people ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Lexington, KY

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 54% - 46%

LexTran's new general manager, Terry Garcia Cruz, wants to put a 6 mill property tax on the November ballot, which would be the agency's first ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Kalamazoo, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 67% - 32%

City commissioners have approved placing a 1-mill property tax renewal for Metro Transit on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. If approved, the levy will ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Bend, OR

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 41% - 53%

Interim City Manager Ron Garzini has proposed establishing an independent transit district funded in part with a new property tax of roughly 29 cents per ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Statewide, RI

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 59% - 41%

Transportation Bonds -- $66,520,000. Would allow the state Department of Transportation to match federal money and provide direct funding for improvements ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Charleston, SC

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 62% - 37%

After the Supreme Court overruled the 2002 transit tax that voters approved due to ballot language errors, the county wide 1/2¢ sales tax to fund transit, ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Austin, TX

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 62% - 37%

Capital Metro is asking voters in November to consider a commuter rail starter line, utilizing an existing railroad track that it owns. The proposal would ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

San Antonio, TX

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 58% - 41%

VIA is proposing a sales tax measure for ¼ cent. Half the funds raised will go to VIA Metropolitan Transit, a quarter will go to the City for street, ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Arlington County, VA

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 81% - 19%

Arlington County has a proposal to issue $18.5 million in bonds to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of construction , acquisition, and ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Fairfax County, VA

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 76% - 24%

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on June 21 agreed to let residents vote Nov. 2 on more than $300 million worth of bonds for transportation, human ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Vancouver, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 46% - 54%

Voters will decide whether to double a 0.3 percent transit sales tax to stave off deep cuts in Clark County's bus system. C-Tran's board of ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Seattle, WA

Type: Advisory

Outcome:

Results: Defeated, 37% - 63%

I-83, to kill the Seattle Monorail project, just made it onto the November ballot after a state Court of Appeals overturned an earlier ruling.

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

King County, WA

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 67% - 32%

The Metropolitan King County Council has placed two advisory measures on the Nov. 2 ballot. One asks voters if they support developing a package of ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2004

Parkersburg, WA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 65% - 35%

The Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority is seeking a renewal levy as it works to expand its routes. The agency is asking for $1.595 million a year over five ...

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Election Date:
November 15, 2004

Contra Costa County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 70% -29%

Contra Costa County Transportation Authority is pushing for a renewal of Measure J, the countywide half-cent sales tax, set to expire in 2009. The measure ...

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Election Date:
February 22, 2005

Branch County, MI

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 68%-32%

Voters approved a .35 millage renewal to support operations of the Branch Area Transit Authority.

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Election Date:
February 22, 2005

Corrunna, MI

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 75%-25%

Voters approved a one-year .2325 mill tax to raise $12,000 for the Shiawassee Area Transportation Authority

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Election Date:
February 22, 2005

Saginaw, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed

After an unsuccessful attempt on a proposed 3 mill renewal levy last March, STARS secured passage of a similar measure to ease the consequences of the $1.9 ...

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Election Date:
March 01, 2005

Barre City, VT

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed

The Green Mountain Transit Agency is seeking a $36,572 allocation from the city of Barre to fund the operation of 18 buses and paratransit vehicles

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Election Date:
March 08, 2005

San Carlos, CA

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 45%-55%

Measure T, the $59 parcel tax proposal, would raise about $650,000 a year for five years to fund the city's free shuttle service, SCOOT.

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Election Date:
March 08, 2005

Salem, NH

Outcome:

Results: Passed Salem, Hampstead, Danville, Failed Pelham

The first steps toward a fixed-route bus system linking 11 communities along the Interstate 93 corridor will be decided in March by voters in six towns. ...

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Election Date:
April 05, 2005

Anchorage, AK

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 54%-46%

The city of Anchorage is proposing a $1.93 million public transit bond. The money would be used to match federal capital grants available to the city ...

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Election Date:
April 12, 2005

Oak Bluff and Surrounding Towns, MA

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed

Voters will decide on Article Nine which would provide up to $60,680 per year ($410,000 total) for the town's share of a two-year pilot program offered ...

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Election Date:
April 26, 2005

Finley, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 64%-36%

Voters in Finley will decide whether to bring Ben Franklin Transit to their community by imposing a .06% sales tax to pay for the service

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Election Date:
May 03, 2005

Holland, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 80%-20%

Voters agreed to renew funding for the Macatawa Area Express bus service with a 3-year .6 mill levy

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Election Date:
May 03, 2005

Steubenville, OH

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 61%-39%

Voters in Steubenville and Mingo Junction will be asked whether to support operational and capital improvement costs for the Steel Valley Regional Transit ...

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Election Date:
August 02, 2005

Barry County, MI

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 59%-41%

Voters approved a .25 millage tax to support Barry County Transit. Funding will offset cuts in state funding.  

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Election Date:
August 02, 2005

Flint, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 75%-25%

City voters renewed a .6 mill levy to fund bus service

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Election Date:
October 04, 2005

Juneau, AK

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 61%-39%

Voters in Juneau approved a 33-month extension of a 1 percent sales tax. Revenue from the tax will fund a variety of local infrastructure projects, ...

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Election Date:
November 01, 2005

Statewide, CO

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 52%-48%

Initiative C suspends revenue and spending caps imposed by Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Passage allows state and local governments to boost investment ...

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Election Date:
November 01, 2005

Castle Rock, CO

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 80%-20%

Voters in Castle Rock will be asked this fall whether to impose a 1 percent tax increase to participate in the Regional Transportation District

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Election Date:
November 08, 2005

Statewide, ME

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 68%-32%

A $33.1 million bond issue was approved for improvements to highways and bridges, airports, public transit, ferry and port facilities, and bicycle trail and ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2005

Livonia, MI

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 45%-55%

City Council has decided to let city residents vote on whether to drop out of the SMART system. The proposal would impose a half-mill tax, and after leaving ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2005

Statewide, NY

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 55%-45%

Rebuild and Renew Transportation Bond Act would provide $2.9 billion in bond funding split between MTA and NY DOT

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Election Date:
November 08, 2005

Statewide, OH

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 54%-46%

Voters approved a $2 billion bond measure for economic development projects. Of the total, $1.35 billion was set aside for “public infrastructure,” ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2005

Youngstown, OH

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 10 yr Approved, 62%-38% 4 yr Approved, 64%-36%

Two 2-mill levy increase, a 10-year renewal and a separate 4-year renewal, would provide $2 million annually for the WRTA

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Election Date:
November 08, 2005

Statewide, TX

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 54%-46%

Texas voters passed Proposition 1 creating a rail relocation and improvement fund in the state treasury and authorizing grants and bonds to relocate, ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2005

Statewide, WA

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 53%-46%

Initiative 912 would repeal a previously adopted gradual 9.5 cent gas tax increase. I-912 would cut $5.5 billion out of a statewide transportation ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2005

Seattle Area, WA

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 35%-65%

Proposition 1 would allow the Seattle Monorail Authority to shorten the proposed monorail line. By defeating the plan, the project was effectively ended

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Election Date:
May 02, 2006

Canton, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 57% - 43%

The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority is planning to ask voters for a new five-year extension of a .25 cent sales tax that expires in 2007. The tax was ...

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Election Date:
May 16, 2006

Tucson, AZ

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, Plan 60% - 40%, Tax 58% - 42%

On May 16, voters approved two measures, a $2.1 billion half-cent sales tax increase for transportation and a regional transportation plan.

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Election Date:
May 16, 2006

Flagstaff, AZ

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 47% - 53%

Voters to consider a transportation finance package that includes a transportation sales tax increase from .0017 to .0033 cents, removal of sales and ...

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Election Date:
May 16, 2006

Merced County, CA

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 63% - 37% (needed 2/3)

After failing to garner the required 2/3 majority vote in 2002, officials are looking to present a revised expenditure plan to voters.

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Election Date:
May 16, 2006

Monterey County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 57% - 43% (needed 2/3)

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County voted to ask the Board of Supervisors to place a half cent sales tax on the 2006 ballot. The Board is expected ...

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Election Date:
May 16, 2006

Napa County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 52% - 48% (needed 2/3)

After an unsuccessful attempt in 2004, voters will decide whether to fund transportation improvements in the county with a half cent sales tax. The tax ...

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Election Date:
May 16, 2006

Santa Clara County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 42% - 58%

County officials are considering whether to put a quarter-cent sales tax measure on the ballot. The revenue would fund a variety of projects, including a ...

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Election Date:
May 16, 2006

Solano County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 46% -55%

The Solano County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposed 30-year, half-cent sales tax increase. Nineteen percent of the total funding would ...

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Election Date:
May 16, 2006

Salem, OR

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 52% - 48% (needed 50% turnout)

A five-year property tax increase plan to support expanded bus service and other transit projects will be on the ballot in the Salem-Keizer area. The ...

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Election Date:
June 13, 2006

Bismarck, ND

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 67% - 33%

A six and half year, half-cent sales tax increase will appear on the ballot in June. The new tax will be dedicated to a wide array of local infrastructure ...

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Election Date:
August 08, 2006

Benzie County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 58% - 42%

County voters will consider a 5-year, .5 mills increase for local transit service. The ballot measure would generate $500K annually.

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Election Date:
August 08, 2006

Kalkaska County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 60% - 40%

County voters will consider a 0.25 mills increase for five years to support the Kalkaska Public Transportation Authority. The tax would raise an estimated ...

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Election Date:
August 08, 2006

Macomb County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 70% - 30%

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), which provides bus service in the Detroit suburbs, plans to ask Wayne, Oakland and ...

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Election Date:
August 08, 2006

Mainstee County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 76% -24%

County officials are asking voters to raise an estimated $300K annually over the next 7 years with a .33 mills tax levy. Funding would support and expand ...

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Election Date:
August 08, 2006

Oakland County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 76% - 24%

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), which provides bus service in the Detroit suburbs, plans to ask Wayne, Oakland and ...

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Election Date:
August 08, 2006

Wayne County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 70% - 30%

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), which provides bus service in the Detroit suburbs, plans to ask Wayne, Oakland and ...

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Election Date:
August 08, 2006

Wexford County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 1. 70% - 30% , 2. 61% - 39%

Wexford voters will consider two ballot measures. One measure would renew for four more years a .4 mills levy worth $360K annually. The second measure ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Statewide, AZ

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 58.6% - 41.1%

Proposition 104, sponsored by the Arizona Legislature. That measure would amend the Arizona Constitution to allow incorporated cities and towns to include ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Statewide, CA

Type: Gas Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 77%- 23%

Proposition 1A, known as Transportation Funding Protection, would close the loophole that allows state legislators to divert revenue from the gasoline sales ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Statewide, CA

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 61% - 39%

Prop. 1B: Improvements now to sustain our economy and our quality of lifeThis key element of the Rebuild California Plan provides $20 billion to expand and ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Statewide, CA

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 58% - 42%

Prop 1C: The Housing & Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 was placed on the ballot. Included in the act are the following transportation related ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Fresno County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 76.95% - 23.05%

The Measure C Reauthorization Steering Committee is shaping an extension to Measure "C", a half-cent sales tax for transportation. The Measure C ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Kern County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 56.10% - 43.90% (needed 2/3)

Voters will consider a 20-year, half cent sales tax increase in November. The measure would generate an estimated $1 billion over the life of the tax. ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Marin County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 57.31% - 42.69% (needed 2/3)

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit agency earlier announced plans to place a two-county, quarter-cent sales tax measure on the November ballot to fund ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Merced County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 60.66% - 39.34% (needed 2/3)

Measure G would raise the sales tax in the city of Merced to 8.25 percent, generating $446 million for transportation improvements over the next 30 years

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Orange County, CA

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 68.5% - 31.5%

OCTA officials are planning to place a 30- year extension of Measure M on the ballot. The extension would raise an estimated $11.8 billion. Without an ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Tulare County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 66.74% - 33.26%

If this measure is approved Transportation Authority (“TCTA”) will be implemented, imposing a one-half (½) cent retail transactions and use tax countywide ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

San Joaquin County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 77.32% - 22.67%

Voters will consider a renewal of Measure K, a half cent sales tax. The renewal would set aside 30% of total revenue for public transportation. The measure ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Santa Barbara County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 54.10% - 45.90% (needed 2/3)

Local officials are planning to ask voters to extend Measure D, a half cent sales tax for transportation. The 30-year extension would raise an estimated $1 ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Sonoma County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 69.3% - 30.7% (Note that the defeat for this measure in Marin means the overall funds are not approved)

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit agency earlier announced plans to place a two-county, quarter-cent sales tax measure on the November ballot to fund ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Stanislaus County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 57.44% - 42.56% (needed 2/3)

Measure K provides for the imposition of a one-half of one percent retail transactions and use tax by the Stanislaus County Transportation Authority for ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Boulder County, CO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 42.3% - 57.7%

Issue 1A will fund improvements to public transit, provide incentives to increase transit use, and dramatically improve our countywide trail network for ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Boward County, FL

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeted, 38.7% - 61.42%

County Commissioners approved sending to the voters a 30-year, 1 cent sales tax increase for transportation. The tax would fund a $12.6 billion transit ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Holland & Holland Township, MI

Outcome: Win

Voters in Holland and Holland Township will be asked in November to approve a tax to expand Macatawa Area Express bus service. The MAX Transportation ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Kalamazoo, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

The agreement to take over Care-A-Van commits city and county officials to work with other local governments and stakeholders to establish a transit ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Statewide, MN

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 56.85% - 43.15%

Voters are likely to consider a constitutional amendment to dedicate car and truck sales taxes solely to transportation. If approved, the change would ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Kansas City, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 53.96% - 46.04%

A citizen-petitioned ballot initiative extends a 3/8s cent sales tax for thirty years to fund projects including rail, transit, and a new gondola project.

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Statewide, NJ

Type: Gas Tax

Outcome: Win

The Transportation Trust Fund is projected to run out of funding in the near future and will not be able to support its debt load or fund repairs, ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Franklin County, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 50.55% - 49.45%

Central Ohio Transit Authority Board approved a 10-year .25 percent sales tax levy on the November ballot. The tax would provide an estimated $45 million ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Statewide, RI

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 75.41% - 24.95%

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) hopes to have $2,350,829 in GO bonds placed on the November 2006 statewide ballot. The funding would ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Grapevine, TX

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

The City Council voted unanimously in favor a sales tax referendum. Voters will be asked to approve a 1/2 cent sales tax to fund commuter rail service ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Salt Lake County, UT

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 64% - 36%

A quarter-cent sales tax increase would pump tens of millions of new dollars every year into commuter rail, TRAX and road projects to complete them by 2015 ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Utah County, UT

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 69% - 31%

On November 7, 2006, Utah County residents will have the opportunity to vote for the Opinion Question, which fund a critical transportation projects a ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Kings County, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 56.3% - 43.7%

The King County Commission has approved a new sales tax measure for the November ballot. The .1 cent increase would fund bus service. The levy would raise ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Seattle, WA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 53.90% - 46.10%

Mayor Nickels proposed a $1.8 billion tax increase to pay for Seattle's backlog of street, bridge and sidewalk repairs, plus a host of transit, bike ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Selah City, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 62% - 38%

Selah City Council members passed a resolution earlier this month asking voters whether they want to pay for bus service next year with a three-tenths of a ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Spokane, WA

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 44% - 56%

Prop 1 - Voters will decide ont a light rail advisory. This measure would allow So Identify Funding Sources and create a funding plan for constructing a ...

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Spokane, WA

Type: Other

Outcome: Loss

Results: Defeated, 46% - 54%

Prop 2 - The measure would allow STA to begin purchase of right of way and preliminary design for the project.

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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Union Gap, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Union Gap City Council members agreed to let residents there vote on raising the sales tax from 7.9 percent to 8.1 percent to cover expanded bus services. ...

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Election Date:
February 06, 2007

Kitsap County, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Kitsap Transit’s Board of Commissioners approved a ballot measure asking voters to approve a three-tenths of 1-percent sales tax increase to fund ...

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Election Date:
March 13, 2007

Winter Park City, FL

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 52% - 48%

Winter Park city commissioners voted to put two questions related to commuter rail on the March 13 ballot. The two questions will ask voters whether they ...

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Election Date:
March 13, 2007

Winter Park City, FL

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 53% - 47%

Winter Park city commissioners voted to put two questions related to commuter rail on the March 13 ballot. The two questions will ask voters whether they ...

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Election Date:
May 08, 2007

Aspen, CO

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 63% - 37%

Voter will decide if they should authorize two lanes of traffic plus bus lanes between Buttermilk and the Maroon Creek roundabout.

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Election Date:
May 08, 2007

Kent County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

The total ballot request is for 1.12 mills. This includes a renewal of the current millage (0.95 mills) and a millage enhancement (0.17 mills) that is ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2007

San Francisco, CA

Outcome: Win

The Board of Supervisors put a measure on the ballot that supporters say would help fix Muni, the troubled but popular system with almost 700,000 riders a ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2007

Greeley, CO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Greeley, CO ballot question 2B asks residents to raise the sales tax by .25 of a percent to pay for improvements to the city's bus system. Members of ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2007

Kalamazoo, MI

Type: RTA Participation/Creation

Outcome: Win

On Nov. 6, city of Kalamazoo voters will be asked to renew Kalamazoo Metro Transit's millage for one more year in 2008. First approved by voters in ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2007

Lansing, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

CATA had asked property owners in Lansing, East Lansing and the townships of Delhi, Lansing and Meridian to pay staggered increases each year, amounting to ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2007

Saginaw, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

3-mill three-year tax renewal for Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services.

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Election Date:
November 06, 2007

Charlotte, NC

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

On Nov. 6, the citizens of Mecklenburg County will have the opportunity to weigh in on the future of mass transit, a defining issue for our community's ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2007

Lorraine, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Voters in Lorraine county will be asked to approve a 0.25 percent sales tax increase for transit and other programs.

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Election Date:
November 06, 2007

Toledo, OH

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

A levy asking voters' continued approval of a 1.5-mill operating levy for the TARTA bus system could go on the ballot in November.The finance committee ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2007

Box Elder County, UT

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Voters in 3 Northern Utah counties will be asked to approve a sales tax increase to support the development of transportation infrastructure. The tax ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2007

Davis County, UT

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Voters in 3 Northern Utah counties will be asked to approve a sales tax increase to support the development of transportation infrastructure. The tax ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2007

Weber County, UT

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Voters in 3 Northern Utah counties will be asked to approve a sales tax increase to support the development of transportation infrastructure. The tax ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2007

Fairfax County, VA

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Fairfax County voters will be asked to decide on a transportation bond question in the Nov. 6, 2007, general election. The question asks voters to allow the ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2007

King, Snohomish and Pierce, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Voters in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties will be asked to approve Proposition 1, the ballot measure also known as "Roads & Transit," ...

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Election Date:
January 29, 2008

Statewide, FL

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 64%-36%

Amendment 1 is proposal that was placed on the ballot in October 2007 by the state legislature increases the state's homestead exemption to $50,000 from ...

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Election Date:
February 05, 2008

Statewide, CA

Type: Other

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 43% - 57%

In 2002, voters passed a measure (Prop. 42) to dedicate gas tax funds to transportation. Proposition 91 was designed to close loopholes that the state was ...

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Election Date:
February 05, 2008

St. Joseph, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 70% - 30%

To avoid transit service reduction, the city council voted to place a measure to increase the city's sales tax on the primary ballot in February. The ...

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Election Date:
March 04, 2008

Mahoning County, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 43% - 57%

Mahoning County Commissioners unanimously approved Western Reserve Transit Authority's request to put a 0.25-percent sales tax on the ballot for ...

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Election Date:
March 04, 2008

Summit County, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 52% - 48%

If approved by voters, collection of the 0.25 percent sales tax would begin July 1, and it is expected to generate $18 million, according to transit ...

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Election Date:
April 08, 2008

Kansas City, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 65% - 35%

On April 8, voters will be asked to renew the three-eighth cent bus sales tax that is set to expire in April 2009. If voters approve ballot question # 1, ...

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Election Date:
May 13, 2008

Wheeling, WV

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 77% - 23%

Ohio County Commissioners have introduced a resolution calling for the placement of the city of Wheeling’s bus levy on the county’s May 13 primary ballot. ...

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Election Date:
May 20, 2008

Flagstaff, AZ

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 5 Measures Approved a. 78% b. 71% c. 72% d. 68% e. 67%

There are five propositions to improve the Mountain Line Bus System on the May 20th ballot.Voters will be able to choose to do any, all or none of the ...

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Election Date:
May 20, 2008

Spokane, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 65% - 35%

Transit ridership in Spokane is up 10% from last year and 12% from the year before. On May 20, 2008, voters living within the Public Transportation Benefit ...

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Election Date:
July 15, 2008

Gwinnett County, GA

Type: Advisory

Outcome:

Results: Voters Split Republican Ballot 37%-63% Democratic Ballot 70-30%

On July 15, there was a non-binding referendum on the Democratic and Republican primary ballots in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The measure asked voters ...

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Election Date:
August 05, 2008

Genesee County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 69% - 31%

An official for the Mass Transportation Authority says a renewal of a 0.4 mills property tax will allow the agency to maintain current services countywide. ...

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Election Date:
August 05, 2008

Roscommon County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 60% - 40%

On August 5, voters will decide the fate of three countywide services including public transportation. The measure asks residents to renew the county's ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Jonesboro, AR

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 86% - 14%

Amount of funding at stake: $130,000 annually.The Jonesboro City Council voted to establish a transit agency, the Jonesboro Economical Transportation System ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Statewide, CA

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 52% - 48%

There will be a statewide ballot for a $10 billion bond proposal to provide initial financing for a $42 billion transit system that will enable a 220-m.p.h. ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, CA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 72% - 28%

Amount of funding at stake: $7 million annually. Property owners in Alameda and Contra Costa counties will vote on whether to double their parcel tax to $48 ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Los Angeles County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 67% - 33%

Amount of funding at stake: $40 billion over 30 years. A 1/2 cent sales tax increase has been placed on the November ballot to pay for more road and mass ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Monterey County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: 63% - 38% (2/3 approval required)

In November, Monterey County voters will decide whether to adopt a Transportation Investment Plan to provide safety/congestion relief on Highways 1, 68, 156 ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Santa Barbara County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 79% - 21%

In 1989, voters in Santa Barbara County approved a half-cent sales tax, known as Measure D, to support roads and transportation. In November 2006, a 30-year ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Santa Clara Valley, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 68.78% - 31.22%

A new law allows Valley Transportation Authority to place a one-eighth-cent sales tax on the ballot. Since the opposition of a June 2006 tax initiative, VTA ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Santa Clara Valley, CA

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 70% - 30%

This ballot question asks voters to weigh in on whether the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority should continue to plan, design, construct and ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Sonoma and Marin Counties, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 68% - 32%

In November 2006, Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit lost a sales tax measure to fund the 70-mile SMART passenger rail-and-trail project by slightly more than ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Stanislaus County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 64% - 36%

Measure S is a 1/2 cent sales tax this will generate more than $700 million over the next 20 years for transportation. Approximately half the money goes to ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

West Sacramento, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 64% - 36%

Voters will decide if West Sacramento will continue one-fourth cent of the existing one-half cent sales tax for general government purposes until 2033. (The ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Aspen, CO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) is asking for a 0.4 percent sales tax increase on the November ballot to allow it to begin implementing bus ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Silt, CO

Type: RTA Participation/Creation

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 41% - 59%

On November 4, voters in Silt will decide if they want to join the Roaring Fork Transit Authority. If approved, there will be a 0.4 percent sales tax ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Honolulu, HI

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 53% - 47%

Mayor Mufi Hannemann wants to begin construction next year on a $3.7 billion, 20-mile elevated commuter rail line from east Kapolei to Ala Moana and ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Lawrence, KS

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, #2: 70% - 30% #3: 69% - 31%

The T system's financial struggles have led Lawrence City Commissioners to discuss the need for a new sales tax if the public transit system is to ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Lansing, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

In Ingham County, voters will be deciding on whether to aprove an operating milage for the Capital Area Transportation Authority.. The millage would cost an ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Kalamazoo County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

The Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority is seeking a millage to pay for transit services for the next four years. If voters approve the tax, the ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Spring Lake, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 76% - 24%

The Village of Spring Lake has seen the costs of their local transportation service escalate dramatically in the past year and the Village Council is ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Kansas City, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 44% - 56%

In November of 2006, Kansas City voters approved a plan to bring light-rail to their city. A year later, the city council voted to overturn the results of ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

St. Louis, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 48% - 52%

Proposition M asks voters to approve a half-cent increase in the transit sales tax to support mass transit. The tax increase would be applied in two parts; ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Greensboro, NC

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Residents of Greensboro will be asked to vote on a $134 million transportation and street improvement bond. This bond will support more than 70 ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia Counties, NM

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Voters in the Rio Metro Transit District, which includes Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia counties, will be asked to decide whether to raise the gross ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Taos Counties, NM

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Voters in the North Central Regional Transit District, which includes Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Taos counties, will be voting on a measure ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Washoe County, NV

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 38% - 62%

In November, voters will decide whether to increase the sales tax by 1/8 of a cent for operation and maintenance of the public transit system. Unless this ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Mahoning County, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 55% - 45%

The sales tax measure that failed in March will be back on the ballot in November. Without its approval the transportation system will likely shut down. If ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Bend, OR

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 49% - 51%

City councilors have unanimously agreed to send a property tax measure to the November ballot that would create a separately funded transit district to ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Salem, OR

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 48% - 52%

The Salem-Keizer Transit District has placed a five-year, $30.4 million local option tax levy on the November ballot to fund the transit district's ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Statewide, RI

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 76% - 24%

On the November ballot, voters will be presented with $87.2 million in state transportation bonds. Of the bond total, $80 million will fund highways, roads ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Eagle Mountain, UT

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 78% - 22%

In November, residents will decide whether to raise their sales tax one quarter-cent to join the Utah Transit Authority's coverage area. If approved UTA ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Saratoga Springs, UT

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 66% - 34%

In November, residents will decide whether to raise their sales tax one quarter-cent to join the Utah Transit Authority's coverage area. If approved UTA ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Seattle, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 58% - 42%

In November 2007, voters defeated Proposition 1, a 20-year "Roads & Transit" construction plan. Sound Transit has fast-tracked a new proposal ...

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Milwaukee, WI

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 51% - 49%

A question was placed on the November ballot to allow Milwaukee County to levy a 1% sales tax for parks, recreation and culture; transit; and emergency ...

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Election Date:
May 05, 2009

Grand Rapids, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: 52%-48%

The board that governs The Rapid public bus system in Grand Rapids has been considering whether to ask voters in six cities to raise property taxes to pay ...

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Election Date:
May 05, 2009

Kalamazoo County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 76%-24%

Voters within the city of Kalamazoo approved the second part of a two-part plan to increase funding for transportation. The first part of the plan was the ...

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Election Date:
August 18, 2009

Island County, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 55%-45%

Island Transit, which is funded through sales and use taxes collected in Island County, is seeking approval of an increase in the tax rate from six-tenths ...

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Election Date:
November 03, 2009

Colorado Springs, CO

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: 37%-63%

Measure 2C would have increased the local property tax by 10 mills over five years with six mills in year one, and one additional mill each of the next four ...

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Election Date:
November 03, 2009

Fountain, CO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 50.4%-49.6%

Voters approved a 0.75% sales tax for transportation improvements, maintenance and service. The tax will go into effect on January 1, 2010 and will be ...

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Election Date:
November 03, 2009

Porter and Joseph Counties, IN

Type: RTA Participation/Creation

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 5%-95% and 20%-80%

Voters in Porter and St. Joseph counties failed to approve the establishment of the Northern Indiana Regional Transportation District, which would have been ...

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Election Date:
November 03, 2009

Statewide, ME

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: 65%-35%

Maine voters statewide approved a $71.25 million bond to support a variety of transportation investments and to help Maine leverage more than $148 million ...

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Election Date:
November 03, 2009

Flint, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 68%-32%

Flint voters approved another five-year millage renewal for the Flint Mass Transportation Authority to run primary bus routes. The measure is a renewal of ...

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Election Date:
November 03, 2009

Kalamazoo, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: 76%-24%

Voters within the city of Kalamazoo approved the second part of a two-part plan to increase funding for transportation. The first part of the plan was the ...

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Election Date:
November 03, 2009

Cincinnati, OH

Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment

Outcome: Win

Results: 44%-56%

Voters rejected a proposed charter amendment that would have required that any rail project, including the $185 million, 7.9-mile streetcar plan, be subject ...

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Election Date:
December 08, 2009

Oklahoma City, OK

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 54%-46%

An extension of an existing 1 cent sales tax for seven years, nine months. Known as a MAPS proposal, the initiative would fund a diverse group of projects, ...

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Election Date:
February 09, 2010

Walla Walla, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 76%-24%

Due to a motor vehicle tax repeal in 1999 and reduced tax revenue as a result of the recession, the Valley Transit System have been considering cuts in ...

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Election Date:
April 06, 2010

Anchorage, AK

Type: Bond

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Passed, 57%-43%

Anchorage had two transportation related measures on the April Ballot. Proposition 1 was a roads and storm drainage bond worth more than $37 million. It ...

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Election Date:
April 06, 2010

Anchorage, AK

Type: Bond

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 47%-53%

One of two transportation-related measures on the April Ballot. Proposition 4 would have provided nearly $1 million for public transportation vehicle ...

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Election Date:
April 06, 2010

St. Louis, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 63%-37%

A half-cent sales tax to provide more funding for Metro, the area's public transportation agency. It requires a simple majority vote for passage. The ...

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Election Date:
April 27, 2010

Bellingham, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 49.1%-50.9%

A sales tax increase has been placed on the April ballot for the Whatcom Transportation Authority. Under state law, the transit authority can ask voters for ...

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Election Date:
May 11, 2010

Cabell County, WV

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 70%-30%

A renewal of a county-wide levy for the Tri-State Transit Authority was placed on the May primary ballot. The TTA levy is a five-year levy that will begin ...

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Election Date:
May 11, 2010

Glen Dale, WV

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 49.8%-50.2%

A bus service tax levy that would go towards paying the city's share of funding for any deficit of capital or operating costs, which is estimated ...

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Election Date:
May 11, 2010

Huntington, WV

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 62%-38%

The Huntington City Council has unanimously voted to place a renewal of the Tri-State Transit Authority levy on the primary election ballots this May. The ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Van Buren, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 68%-32%

Request to renew 0.2480 mill for public transportation services for seniors and disabled people for 5 years, from 2011-2015. The levy is expected to bring ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Wayne, Oakland & Macomb Counties, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 78%, 74%, 72% (respectively)

Voters in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties voted on a two-year millage renewal to fund local SMART bus service in their communities. The 0.59-mill ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Wexford, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 61%-39%

This proposal asked voters countywide to consider a 0.6 mill levy to support operations for the Cadillac/ Wexford Transit Authority. The levy would be ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Ypsilanti, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 72%-28%

City of Ypsilanti voters were asked to approve a charter amendment to levy an additional 0.9789 mills specifically for public transit, restoring the ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Bay County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 64%-36%

Bay County voters were asked to approve a five-year, 0.75-mill renewal for operations of the Bay Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The renewal is ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Branch County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 70%-30%

Voters were asked to approve a 0.35 millage renewal to support the operation of the Branch Area Transit Authority (BATA) bus service. Local voters have ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Clare County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 61%-39%

A five-year millage renewal for Clare County Transit Corportation. The total request was for 0.3 mills, with 0.2953 mills being renewed and 0.0047 mills ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Eaton County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 45%-55%

A 0.5 mill increase for EATRAN to allow service expansion and some fixed-route service.

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Genesee County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 63%-37%

On the ballot was a five-year renewal measure for a 0.4 mill tax to support the Mass Transportation Authority's countywide bus system. In its first ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Ingham County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 67%-33%

The proposal would combine and reauthorize two levies approved by voters in 2004 and 2006 for public transportation services elderly and disabled. The 0.48 ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Ingham County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 63%-37%

This measure for the Capital Area Transportation Authority would replace replace two existing levies with a single renewal and an increase totalling 3 ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Lapeer County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 67%-33%

Renewal of a 0.25 operating fund millage for the Greater Lapeer Transportation Authority. It was approved by voters in 2006 and was set to expire in 2010. ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Ludington, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Renewal of a 1 mill operating fund millage for the Ludington Mass Transportation Authority that was approved in 2006 for four years. The tax would be ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Scottsville, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Renewal of a 1 mill operating fund millage for the Ludington Mass Transportation Authority. It was approved for 2 years in 2008. The millage would be levied ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Saginaw , MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 65%-35%

A 3-mill, five-year renewal of the levy for the Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services. The measure is necessary to maintain operations in preparation ...

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Election Date:
August 03, 2010

Shiawassee County , MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

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Election Date:
August 17, 2010

Olympia, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 63%-37%

Intercity Transit is considering asking voters on the August primary ballot for a sales tax increase of two-tenths of a cent on every dollar. The current ...

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Election Date:
September 14, 2010

Racine, WI

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 74%-26%

Racine County Executive Bill McReynolds announced that he is asking the County Board to place on the September 14, 2010 primary ballot an advisory ...

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Election Date:
October 02, 2010

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 47%-53%

The Capital Area Transit System board is seeking voter approval for a 3.5-mill property tax that would generate $10.8 million a year to support the bus ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Alameda County, CA

Type: Vehicle Fee

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 63%-37%

The Alameda County Congestion Management Agency board have decided to ask voters to approve a $10 vehicle fee on the November ballot. The fee increase is ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Contra Costa County, CA

Type: Vehicle Fee

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 46%-54%

Contra Costa County voters will be asked whether they support an increase of $10 to annual car registration fees. The Contra Costa Transportation Authority ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Marin County, CA

Type: Vehicle Fee

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 60%-40%

This Measure, placed by the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM), will authorize a $10 increase in motor vehicle registration fees for all vehicles ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

San Francisco, CA

Type: Vehicle Fee

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 51%-49%

Under the terms of the ballot proposition, San Francisco voters would have to pay $10 more every year to register their vehicles than they currently do. A ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

San Francisco, CA

Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment

Outcome: Uncounted

A charter amendment is currently being drafted for the November ballot that would ask voters to delete a city law that guarantees Muni operators the ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

San Mateo County, CA

Type: Vehicle Fee

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 53%-47%

The ballot measure proposes a $10 vehicle fee increase for when county drivers register their cars with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Revenue ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Santa Clara County, CA

Type: Vehicle Fee

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 52%-48%

The ballot proposition, if approved by voters, will add $10 to the fees associated with registering a vehicle in the county. A simple majority vote is ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Sonoma County, CA

Type: Vehicle Fee

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 42%-58%

Measure W, if approved by voters, will add $10 to the fees associated with registering a vehicle in the county. A simple majority vote is required to enact ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Statewide, CA

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 64%-36%

A ballot measure has been filed with the California Attorney General’s office for the November 2010 election. The measures seeks to close loopholes and ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Hillsborough County, FL

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 42%-58%

Voters will consider a 1-cent sales tax for transportation. 75% of the revenue would go to public transportation and 25% would go roads and other ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Polk County, FL

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 38%-62%

Polk County commissioners have placed a referendum to consider a half-cent sales tax to support the Polk County Transit Authority on the November ballot. If ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Clayton County, GA

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 70%-30%

A nonbinding referendum will appear on the November ballot in Clayton County asking voters if they want to join MARTA. The deadline to place a binding ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Oahu, HI

Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 63%-27%

The Oahu City Council has decided to place a measure on the ballot this November asking voters whether the city should create a semiautonomous Public ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Ponderay, ID

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 74%-26%

Voters in the city of Ponderay were asked to approve an eight-year bed tax of 5-percent on short term stays in hotels. Revenue will go to fund tourism ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Bennington Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 66%-34%

Voters are being asked to approve a 0.15-mil levy, which will run for four years, for the purpose of providing public transportation within Bennington ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Caro, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 62%-38%

Voters in Almer Charter and Indianfields townships and the City of Caro were asked for 1 mill for three years for the Caro Transit Authority to operate ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Eaton County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 40%-60%

A measure identical to the failed August 3 measure will be back on the ballot this November. The proposal would replace the 0.2469 mill levy with an 0.75 ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Spring Lake, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 80%-20%

Voters will consider a two-year renewal of 0.9898 mills to pay for the village’s participation in the Harbor Transit transportation system. The levy would ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

St. Joseph County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 61%-39%

St. Joseph County voters in August will get a request to renew for four years a 0.33-mill property tax originally approved in 2007. The tax generates ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Tenafly, NJ

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Failed

In a non-binding referendum, voters will be asked whether New Jersey Transit should re-establish service into and out of Tenafly.

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Belmont & Jefferson Counties, OH

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 56%-44%

The Eastern Ohio Regional Transit Authority has asked for a replacement of a 2-mill levy for jurisdictions within its service. This would increase the ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Toledo, OH

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 53%-47%

Voters will be asked to renew the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority’s existing 1-mill levy for another 10 years. The property tax provides ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Portland Metro Region, OR

Type: Bond

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 46%-54%

Voters will be asked to approve a $125 million bond for TriMet. Some of the funding would go to purchasing new buses to replace older models.

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Statewide, RI

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 73%-27%

A statewide ballot measure in Rhode Island will ask voters to approve the issuance of $80 million in general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Horry County, SC

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 63%-37%

The referendum would ask voters if they support the county continuing to fund mass transportation. It would be advisory, which means council would not have ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Richland County, SC

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 49%-51%

 Voters will be asked to approve a 1 cent transportation sales tax. Of the total revenue raised, 33% would go to fund the Central Midlands Regional ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Austin, TX

Type: Bond

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Approved, 55%-45%

The City of Austin has scheduled a $90 million mobility bond. The proposed projects address city mobility issues, including investments in streets, ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Richland Hills, TX

Type: RTA Participation/Creation

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 62%-38%

Richland Hills voters will be asked again whether they want to leave the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and spend a half-cent sales tax on other ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Arlington County, VA

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 73%-27%

Voters were asked to approve a $34.1 million bond to support the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and other transit, pedestrian, road and ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Fairfax County, VA

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 65%-35%

Fairfax County voters will be asked to vote on a $120 million transportation bond question. If approved, this money will be used to pay the county's ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Bellingham, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 55%-45%

Voters will be asked in November to raise the sales tax by 0.2 percent for transportation projects. The City Council has voted to create a citywide ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

54 of 71 Counties, WI

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Uncounted

More than 50 counties have agreed to place an advisory referendum on the November ballot, asking voters if the Wisconsin Constitution should be amended to ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Dane County, WI

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Uncounted

An RTA sales tax increase measure will be on the November ballot in 42 different municipalities in Dane County. This measure will ask for a half-cent sales ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Kenosha County, WI

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Uncounted

An effort to place a countywide advisory measure on the ballot in Kenosha County failed, but several municipalities within that county have decided to place ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Bethlehem, WV

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 74%-26%

Voters will be considering renewals of property tax levies to support the Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority. West Virginia requires a ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Moundsville, WV

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 57%-43% (needed 60% to pass)

Voters will be considering renewals of property tax levies to support the Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority. West Virginia requires a ...

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Election Date:
November 02, 2010

Wheeling, WV

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 76%-24%

Voters will be considering renewals of property tax levies to support the Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority. West Virginia requires a ...

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Election Date:
February 08, 2011

Jefferson County, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 56%-54%

Proposition 1 is a 0.2% sales tax increase to support the Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority, which runs C-TRAN. If the measure fails ...

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Election Date:
February 08, 2011

Pierce County, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 46%-54%

The Pierce Transit board placed the 0.3 percent sales tax increase on the ballot to avoid up to 40 percent cuts in service. The measure is expected to raise ...

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Election Date:
May 03, 2011

Benzie County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 75%-25%

This measure asked voters to renew and restore a 0.5 mill tax for Benzie Bus for 5 years. Without approval, Benzie Bus service would have been forced to ...

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Election Date:
May 03, 2011

Grand Haven Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 59%-41%

A 0.95 mill for streets and transit. The five-year millage is estimated to generate about $600,000 per year— $250,000 for Harbor Transit and $350,000 for ...

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Election Date:
May 03, 2011

Grand Rapids, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 50.2%-49.8%

An increase to the current five-year 1.12 mill tax levy by 0.35 mills to a total of 1.47 mills for seven years. In 2009, voters failed to approve an ...

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Election Date:
May 03, 2011

Holland, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 76%-24%

A five-year, 0.4 mill renewal to operate the Macatawa Area Express bus system. The MAX Transportation Authority Board approved the measure to go before ...

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Election Date:
May 03, 2011

Kalkaska County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 72%-28%

A renewal of a five-year, 0.25-mill levy for the county's public transit authority. It is expected to generate $164,438 this year.

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Election Date:
May 03, 2011

Stark County, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 66%-34%

Voters in Stark County were asked to renew a five-year, 0.25 percent sales tax for theStark County Regional Transit Authority (SARTA).

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Election Date:
August 02, 2011

Crawford County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 78%-22%

A 0.7027 mill increase to the current transportation levy for five years in order to pay for the operating costs of the Crawford County Public ...

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Election Date:
August 02, 2011

Escanaba, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 67%-33%

A millage renewal request for the Delta Area Transit Authority (DATA). The five-year, 0.6 mill renewal will support operations.

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Election Date:
August 02, 2011

Gladstone, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 62%-38%

A millage renewal request for the Delta Area Transit Authority (DATA). The five-year, 0.6 mill renewal will support operations.

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Election Date:
August 02, 2011

Iosco County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 79%-21%

A 0.0967 mill levy operations of the Iosco Transit Corporation. The five-year renewal is expected to generate $109,704 in its first year.

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Election Date:
August 02, 2011

Maple Ridge Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 32$-68%

A millage renewal request for the Delta Area Transit Authority (DATA). The five-year, 0.5 mill is used to support operations.

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Election Date:
August 02, 2011

Port Huron Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 58%-42%

A tax increase and renewal for Blue Water Area Transit service. The 0.875-mill, four-year tax would generate $220,450 in its first year. The current rate is ...

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Election Date:
October 11, 2011

Raleigh, NC

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 67%-33%

A $40 million transportation bond supported by an increase in property taxes to finance the repaving of more than 60 road miles, and an upgrade to bus stops ...

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Election Date:
November 01, 2011

Avon, CO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 38%-62%

A 0.35 percent sales tax increase for transit operations, maintenance, and capital costs including bus replacements and bus stop improvements. The measure ...

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Election Date:
November 01, 2011

Sterling , CO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 70%-30%

An extension of a 0.1 percent sales tax originally approved by voters in 2007 for the South Platte Valley Regional Transportaiton Authority, which operates ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2011

Statewide, AR

Type: Bond

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Passed, 81%-19%

A $575 million bond to support highway repairs.

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Election Date:
November 08, 2011

Alpena, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 79%-21%

A renewal of the current 0.65 mill levy for the Thunder Bay Transportation Authority's Dial-A-Ride service. The millage is expected to generate $161,000 ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2011

Corunna, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 73%-27%

A renewal of a 0.25 mill levy used to support the Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency. It is estimated that the millage would generate $14,000 in first ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2011

Grand Traverse County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 73%-27%

A renewal of the 0.35 mill levy that is applied in this county and Leelanau County to support the operations of the Bay Area Transportation Authority ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2011

Leelanau County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 75%-25%

A renewal of the 0.35 mill levy that is applied in this county and Grand Traverse County to support the operations of the Bay Area Transportation Authority ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2011

Montcalm County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 39%-61%

Montcalm County voters, except for the city of Greenville, will vote on a proposed 0.3-mill property tax increase to fund a countywide bus system.

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Election Date:
November 08, 2011

Durham County, NC

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 60%-40%

Local officials in Durham have voted to place a half-cent sales tax on the November ballot. It would generate an estimated $18.3 million annually to support ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2011

Cincinnati , OH

Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment

Outcome: Win

Results: Failed, 49%-51%

Cincinnati voters were asked to approve a charter amendment to prevent funding any rail projects without voter approval. This measure was specifically ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2011

Lorain County, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Failed, 32%-68%

Voters in Lorain County will be asked to raise the sales tax from 6.25 to 6.5 percent to support a variety of county programs. The tax is expected to ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2011

Trumbull County, OH

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 36%-64%

A 0.5-mill, five-year levy to support Niles-Trumbull Transit. The system will either cease to exist as of January 1 or the fees will be replaced by the ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2011

Clark County, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 54%-46%

Proposition 1 is a 0.2% sales tax increase to support the Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority, which runs C-TRAN. If the measure fails ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2011

Seattle, WA

Type: Vehicle Fee

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 48%-52%

The Seattle City Council voted to place a $60 car-tab fee on the November ballot for transportation investment. Of the $204 million expected to be raised, ...

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Election Date:
November 08, 2011

Statewide, WA

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Failed, 48%-52%

Initiative 1125 would: require the Legislature (not the state Transportation Commission) to set tolls, mandate that a toll on a particular ...

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Election Date:
March 06, 2012

Perrysburg, OH

Type: RTA Participation/Creation

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Passed, 53%-47%

Question asks voters if they support leaving the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) with the intention of starting their own local service.

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Election Date:
April 21, 2012

Baton Rouge , LA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 54%-46%

A 10-year, 10.6 mill property tax to support system improvements for CATS. If it is approved, the proposal would generate $16.7 million in Baton Rouge, ...

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Election Date:
April 21, 2012

Baker, LA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 58%-42%

A 10-year, 10.6 mill property tax to support system improvements for CATS. If it is approved, the proposal would generate $16.7 million in Baton Rouge, ...

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Election Date:
April 21, 2012

Zachary, LA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 21%-79%

A 10-year, 10.6 mill property tax to support system improvements for CATS. If it is approved, the proposal would generate $16.7 million in Baton Rouge, ...

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Election Date:
May 08, 2012

Hudsonville, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 26%-74%

A three-year 6/10 mill increase for public transit services. The millage would have allowed the city to contract with The Rapid for 39 hours of weekly ...

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Election Date:
May 08, 2012

Parkersburg, WV

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 75%-25%

A two-year renewal of a property tax levy for the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority, which operates Easy Rider. The levy would generate up to $745,125 in ...

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Election Date:
May 08, 2012

Vienna, WV

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 75%-25%

A two-year renewal of a property tax levy for the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority, which operates Easy Rider. The levy would generate up to $745,125 in ...

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Election Date:
May 22, 2012

Washington County, AR

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 36%-64%

A quarter-cent sales tax for Ozark Regional Transit on the May primary ballot. It would have generated $7.5 million in its first year. Benton County chose ...

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Election Date:
June 05, 2012

Weston, WI

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 64%-36%

Measure requires village to provide public transit service at least 5 days a week beginning in 2013.

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Election Date:
July 31, 2012

Atlanta, GA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 63%-37%

A 1% sales tax increase for the ten-county metro Atlanta region to support a long list of transportation projects. Almost 52% of the funding would go to ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Ingham County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 74%-26%

A four-year, 0.12 mill increase to supplement funding for the Capital Area Transportation Authority to provide. It is expected to generate approximately ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Genesee County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 67%-33%

A five-year renewal of the 4/10 of one mill property tax for Your Ride, operated by the Mass Transportation Authority. It is estimated to raise about $3.3 ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Douglas, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 83%-17%

Reinstatement of a 5/10 mill property tax for five years to support service by the Interurban Transit Authority. It is estimated to generate $63,000 in its ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Oakland County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 80%-20%

A two-year renewal of a 0.59 mill levy to support serviec by the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART).

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Saugatuck , MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 83%-17%

Reinstatement of a 5/10 mill property tax for five years to support service by the Interurban Transit Authority. It is estimated to generate $60,000 in its ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Saugatuck Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 80%-20%

Reinstatement of a 5/10 mill property tax for five years to support service by the Interurban Transit Authority. It is estimated to generate $124, 000 in ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Bedford Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 54%-46%

A 0.25-mill renewal for Lake Erie Transit’s Dial-A-Ride Service. This is the only public transportation in the township.

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Bruce and Washington Townships, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 78%-22%

A four-year, 0.25 mill renewal to support transportation services to the senior citizen and disabled community (STAR). It is estimated that the renewal ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Caledonia Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 74%-26%

A two-year, 0.17 mill increase to support existing transportation services by the Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency. It is expected to generate $25,764 ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Caro, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 70%-30%

A four-year, 1 mill levy to support bus service provided by the Caro Transit Authority. It is estimated to raise $206,204 in its first year.

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Charlevoix County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 64%-36%

A four-year, 0.25 mill levy to support operations of the County Transit System. It is estimated that the millage would raise $504,628.

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Clinton County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 70%-30%

 A four-year, 0.20 mill renewal to support operations of the Clinton Area Transit System (Blue Bus). It is estimated that this levy would generate ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Durand, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 66%-34%

A three-year, 0.175 mill levy to subsidize public transportation. It would generate $11,900 in its first year.

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Frenchtown Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 63%-37%

A three-year, 0.75-mill renewal to support bus services by Lake Erie Transit. The millage is estimated to raise about $902,900 in the first year.

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Gogebic County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 82%-18%

A four-year, 0.33 mill levy to support operations of the Gogebic County Transit System? It is estimated that this millage would raise $167,346 in the first ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Huron County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 73%-27%

A five-year, 0.20 mill renewal for operation support of the Huron Transit Corporation. It is estimated that the levy would generate $329,435 in its first ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Isabella County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 58%-42%

A four-year, 0.9929 mill renewal to support capital and operational needs of the Isabella County Transportation Commission (formerly Dial-A-Ride and Van ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Jackson, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 77%-23%

A five-year, 1 mill renewal for the Jackson Area Transportation Authority. It is estimated that the levy would generate $578,431 in its first year.

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Lake County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 64%-36%

A five-year, 0.40 mill renewal to support operations of the Yates Dial-A-Ride program, which serves all of Lake County. It is estimated that the levy would ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Monroe, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 75%-25%

A three-year, 0.75-mill renewal for regular bus routes and transportation service for people with disabilities. The millage is estimated to raise $660,000 ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Niles, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 63%-37%

A two-year, 0.50 mill levy for operational support of the Dial-A-Ride bus system. It is estimated that the levy would generate $99,192 in its first year.

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Ontonagon County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 70%-30%

A four-year, 1 mill renewal to support operations of Ontonagon County Transit System. It is estimated that this millage would raise $247,694 in its first ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Otsego County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 73%-27%

A five-year, 0.25 mill renewal for the operation and maintenance of the Otsego County Bus System. It is estimated that the millage would raise $292,696 in ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Owosso, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 76%-24%

A five-year, 0.08 increase and renewal for a total of 0.3333 mills for the operation of the Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency. It would generate an ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Owosso Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 74%-26%

A two-year, 0.333 mill levy to allow local residents to utilize service by the Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency at a reduced rate. It would generate an ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Pere Marquette Charter Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 74%-26%

A five-year, 0.4 mill increase to support public transit service in the township by Ludington Mass Transportation Authority. It is estimated that the levy ...

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Election Date:
August 07, 2012

Perry , MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 57%-43%

A two-year, 0.25 mill levy renewal to support service by the the Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency. It would generate an estimated $10,545 in its first ...

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Election Date:
September 18, 2012

Clackamas County, OR

Type: Other

Outcome: Loss

Results: Approved, 60%-40%

Question seeks to require voter approval for any county resources to be used for the financing, design, construction, or operation of any public rail ...

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Election Date:
September 18, 2012

King City, WA

Type: Other

Outcome: Loss

Results: Approved, 57%-43%

Question seeks voter approval requirement before the city can spend any money on public transportation projects

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Alameda County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 66.53%-33.47% (66.67% required for approval)

A 1/2 cent sales tax increase to raise $7.8 billion over 30 years for transit, road, bicycle and pedestrian projects. This would double the current sales ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Los Angeles County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 65.66%-34.34% (66.67% required for approval)

A 30-year extension of a half-cent sales tax. Measure R was first approved by voters in 2008 as a 30-year tax. If approved, this would extend the expiration ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Napa County, CA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Passed, 74%-26%

A 25-year, half-cent sales tax to be used exclusively for street and sidewalk repair and maintenance. This would be a renewal of the current sales tax for ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

El Paso County, CO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Passed, 72%-18%

A ten-year renewal of a 0.55% sales tax for the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority. Revenue will be used to support 150 capital projects, ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Alachua County, FL

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Failed, 33%-67%

A 3/4 cent transportation sales tax is on the ballot for November but it contains a prohibition on transit spending. Original plans called for two separate ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Stephenson County, IL

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 52%-48%

An advisory measure seeking voter support for a countywide transportation system supported by federal, state and local funds.

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Falmouth, ME

Type: Other

Outcome: Win

Results: Failed, 30%-70%

Ordinance requiring the town of Falmouth to withdraw from METRO services at the end of their current contract in December 31, 2013. The town currently ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Kalamazoo, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 63%-37%

Renewal of a 0.6 mill levy to support Metro Transit operations from 2013 to 2015. It is expected to generate about $1,024,425 annually. The levy was ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Eaton County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 61%-39%

A five-year, 0.25 mill increase to support public transportation service by the Eaton County Transportation Authority (EATRAN). The measure is estimated to ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Muskegon City, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 53%-47%

A 0.1 mills levy to support public transportation services for low to moderate income seniors in the City of Muskegon.

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Ogemaw County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 52%-48%

Renewal of a 0.3 mill levy for five years (2013 through 2017) for operating funds for countywide bus service. It is estimated that it would generate ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Walker, MI

Type: RTA Participation/Creation

Outcome: Win

Results: Failed, 27%-73%

The measure seeks to end Walker's participation with The Rapid transit service. Property owners passed a millage renewal last year so even with a vote ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Orange County, NC

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 59%-41%

A 0.5 percent sales tax increase for regional transportation investment.

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Perrysburg, OH

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 49%-51%

A five-year, 1.45 mill levy to support new public transit service. Perrysburg voted in March to end their participation in TARTA in favor of the option to ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Mahoning County, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 60%-40%

A five-year renewal of the 0.25-percent sales tax for the Western Reserve Transit Authority. It was last approved in 2008. The sales tax brought in $7.5 ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Sylvania Township, OH

Type: RTA Participation/Creation

Outcome: Win

Results: Failed, 37%-63%

Withdrawal from the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA). There is no plan to provide alternative public transportation in the community.

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Spencer Township, OH

Type: RTA Participation/Creation

Outcome: Win

Results: Failed, 41%-59%

Withdrawal from the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA). There is no plan to provide alternative public transportation in the community.

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Tigard, OR

Type: Other

Outcome: Loss

Results: Passed, 81%-19%

A charter amendment that would require a public vote prior to increasing local taxes or fees or imposing new ones to fund light-rail construction and ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Richland County, SC

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 53%-47%

A 1 cent sales tax increase to support road improvements, bus service, greenways and bike lanes. Approximately 25% of funding would be reserved for bus ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Memphis, TN

Type: Gas Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 38%-62%

A 1 cent per gallon gas tax increase to support the Memphis Area Transit Authority. It is estimated that it would generate between $3 and $6 million per ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Houston, TX

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Passed, 79%-21%

Continued Transit Sales Tax Diversion. This measure asks voters if they support extending the current diversion of 25% of Metro's 1 cent sales tax for ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 62%-38%

Advisory measure weighing voters support for extending The Tide light rail line into the city. The City Council will have final say over the matter.

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Arlington County, VA

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 80%-20%

A $31,946,000 bond to support capital projects for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and other transit, pedestrian, and road ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Lynden, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Passed, 54%-46%

A 10-year, 0.2 cent sales tax road improvements, pedestrian trails and bridges. It is estimated to generate $300,000 annually.

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Clark County, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 44%-56%

A 0.1 cent sales tax increase to generate $4.5 to $5.5 million would go to light rail operations and Bus Rapid Transit in Vancouver's Fourth Plain ...

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Election Date:
November 06, 2012

Pierce County, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 49.82%-50.18%

A 0.3 cent sales tax increase to support Pierce Transit. It is expected ot generate approximately $28 million annually and will allow the agency to restore ...

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Election Date:
December 03, 2012

Los Angeles, CA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 73%-27%

A mail-in ballot for a special assessment to support the L.A. Streetcar.

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Election Date:
December 11, 2012

Kansas City, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 64%-36% and Approved, 63%-37%

A 1 cent, 25-year sales tax increase to be collected within the boundaries of the downtown streetcar district (Q1) This is a special mail-in election; ...

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Election Date:
May 07, 2013

Kalamazoo County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 72%-28%

A 0.4 mills renewal for the purpose of providing public transportation services within Kalamazoo County. It is estimated that the levy ...

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Election Date:
May 07, 2013

Lorain County, OH

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 41%-59%

A five-year, 0.04 mill property tax increase for Lorain County Transit. It is expected to generate $246,000 annually. The funding could be used for ...

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Election Date:
May 07, 2013

Perrysburg, OH

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 72%-28%

A 0.8 mill, five-year levy for local transit service. It would generate $460,000 annually for dial-a-ride and fixed route service for handicapped ...

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Election Date:
May 21, 2013

Clackamas County, OR

Type: Advisory

Outcome: Uncounted

After the approval of Measure 3-401 in 2012, which requires countywide voter approval for spending on rail projects, two light rail questions must got ...

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Election Date:
August 06, 2013

Escanaba Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 43%-57%

A 0.5 mill, five-year levy to support the Delta Area Transit Authority.  DATA currently only receives financial support from the cities of Gladstone ...

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Election Date:
August 06, 2013

Wells Township, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 39%-61%

A 0.5 mill, five-year levy to support the Delta Area Transit Authority.  DATA currently only receives financial support from the cities of Gladstone ...

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Election Date:
October 08, 2013

Raleigh, NC

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 70%-30%

A $75 million transportation bond to fund capital projects throughout the ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2013

Mesa, AZ

Type: Bond

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Passed, 56%-44%

Mesa will issue a bond of $79,100,000 to provide funds to plan, design, acquire, construct, reconstruct and improve the City’s streets, highways, bridges, ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2013

Nederland, CO

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 55-45%

A property tax increase to 1.85 mills in order to raise $110,000 to pay for transit services to permanent residents.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2013

Statewide, ME

Type: Bond

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 72%-28%

$100,000,000 bond issue for reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges and for facilities or equipment related to ports, harbors, marine ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2013

Schoolcraft County, MI

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 68%-32%

A 0.87 mill increase for five years to support continued operations and expanded services for Schoolcraft County Public Transit.  

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Election Date:
November 05, 2013

Missoula, MT

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 57%-43%

A mill levy increase to provide specific improvements to Mountain Line bus service. This includes increased bus frequency and extended evening service on ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2013

Spencer Township, OH

Type: RTA Participation/Creation

Outcome: Loss

Results: Passed, 51%-49%

Voters are again being asked whether they support withdrawal from TARTA. A similar measure last November was turned down by nearly 60% of voters.

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Election Date:
November 05, 2013

Lake County, OH

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 71%-29%

A .25 percent set aside from the Lake County sales tax that will generate 60 percent to 65 percent of the public transit authority’s annual operating ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2013

Grays Harbor County, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 71%-29%

A 0.1% sales tax increase to support operations, maintenance, and capital needs for Grays Harbor Transit.  Due to a severe budget shortfall, ...

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Election Date:
November 05, 2013

Okanogan County, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 56%-44%

A 0.4 percent sales tax to support the creation of the Okanogan County Transit Authority (OCTA), which would provide regular bus service between communities ...

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Election Date:
November 12, 2013

Tulsa, OK

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 70%-30% for Sales Tax, 72%-28% for Bond

A $919 million capital improvement proposal called “Improve Our Tulsa” would extend an existing 1.1% sales tax and a $355 million bond package. The package ...

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