CFTE is watching 27 measures this election day across 14 states for a total of 60 transportation measures this year. Below are some of the campaigns working towards success at the ballot box for transit funding. To find out more about the ballot measures we're tracking, visit our elections page.
Ann Arbor, Michigan:
Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti successfully passed a measure in May to fund the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority five-year transit improvement plan. Voters approved an additional transit millage to generate the additional $5.4 million required to increase AAATA service by 71%.
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Seattle goes back to the ballot box this fall with a city-wide version of the spring county-wide transit funding measure, which was ultimately successful within the city limits, If successful, the measure would mean expanded transit service within the city limits.
Click here to listen as campaign manager Abigail Doerr describes the process of going back to the ballot so quickly and how the fall campaign differs from its spring counterpart.
Clayton County, GA:
Four years after bus service was terminated in Clayton County, voters will have the chance to approve a plan to join MARTA and adopt a one cent sales tax to pay for expanded bus service as well as rail service. Click here to listen to Brionte McCorkle of the Sierra Club as she details the coalition that formed around the effort to bring the vote to life.
Pinellas County, Florida:
Pinellas County residents will vote to approve of the Greenlight Pinellas plan and a switch from the current property tax to a one cent sales tax to fund the plan which includes expanded bus service and a new light rail line.
Click here to hear Katie Franco talk about how the business community worked with the agency and the community to get the Greenlight Pinellas campaign on the ballot and how the campaign has responded to critics.
Proposition 1 represents the first step in a new rail transit system plan that will eventually connect Austin's suburbs and central city neighborhoods to downtown and the airport. Austinites will vote on a $1 billion bond, $600 million of which will go to fund urban rail and design future phases of rail projects.