Campaign Profiles

Seattle Leads America in Transit Growth: Despite Record Surge in Jobs, Investment Keeps Seattle Moving

March 22, 2017

Jonathan Hopkins, Executive Director of Commute Seattle, describes how innovative investments in Seattle transit have allowed the region to keep pace with astonishing growth.

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Voters Continue Legacy of Strong Support for Transit at the Ballot Box

November 14, 2016

Sixty-nine percent of transit measures that went to voters on November 8, 2016 passed. This demonstrates a continued legacy of local support for transit investment at the ballot box.

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Critical Transit Measure Coming to Santa Clara Voters this November

September 29, 2016

On November 8th, voters in Santa Clara County will decide on a 30-year half-cent sales tax to support transit and other transportation improvements for their community.

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Will BART’s Crucial System Rehab Pitch Be a Homerun with Voters this November?

September 29, 2016

Voters in the San Francisco region will decide November 8th on a $3.5 billion general obligation bond measure that aims to improve safety, increase train reliability, and reduce traffic.

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Puget Sound Hoping to Crown Transit as Victor in November

August 16, 2016

This November, Seattle area residents will vote on Sound Transit 3, an ambitious measure to continue to expand and improve transit in the Puget Sound region.

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Sacramento Puts Road, Transit Improvements in Upcoming Measure

August 11, 2016

The Sacramento Transportation Authority (STA) has crafted what is now being called the Road Maintenance and Traffic Relief Act, or Measure B, which is slated to go before voters this November. It is backed up by a 30-year half-cent sales tax increase that would raise $3.6 billion to implement their countywide transportation improvement plan, known as SacramentoGo.

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Raleigh Side of Research Triangle Cornering in on Transit

August 03, 2016

Voters in Wake County, NC, will have the opportunity this fall to support expanded transit that will connect their neighborhoods to one another and connect their county to the region.

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Los Angeles Fighting For Transit

July 27, 2016

Famously perceived as being one of the most car-friendly places in the world, Los Angeles is taking another go at a long term transit plan. Voters this November will consider a measure asking them to extend the current half-cent sales tax and support an additional half-cent to fund substantial transit investment and expansion.

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Indianapolis Pitching BRT as Transit Solution

July 19, 2016

This November, Marion County voters will consider an income tax increase to fund new and improved transit service.

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A Light at the End of the Tunnel for Transit in the Motor City

July 06, 2016

Voters in metro Detroit will decide this November on a 1.2 mill property tax to support the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan's master plan.

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A Bright Transit Future for Phoenix: Voters Pass Prop. 104

September 04, 2015

In one of the biggest transit elections this year, Phoenix voters approved Prop. 104, a ballot initiative to increase the sales tax from 0.4 percent to 0.7 percent to fund bus and light rail expansion and road improvements. The measure’s support campaign, MovePHX, was integral in the initiative’s passage on Aug. 25th.

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2014 Campaign Ads and Media

November 11, 2014

CFTE maintains an archive of ads, mailers, and media from transit ballot measures campaigns. Click here for example material from from 2014 campaigns.

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2013 Missoula, MT

January 03, 2014

A Q&A with Derek Goldman, Campaign Manager at Friends for Mountain Line coalition. In November 2013, voters in Missoula passed a measure to fund improved bus service with a new mill levy. Learn more about what made the campaign successful!

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2012 Los Angeles County, CA

January 10, 2013

A Q&A with Gloria Ohland, Director of Policy and Communications at Move LA. In November 2012, a measure to extend a 30-year, 0.5 percent sales tax by an additional 30 years was narrowly defeated by Los Angeles County voters. Find out what lessons can be learned from this campaign!

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2010 St. Louis, MO

April 06, 2010

The story from the Gateway City is one of ultimate success, with struggles and lessons learned along the way. The region lost a major transit campaign in November 2008 but came back to win in April 2010 with an increase of almost 15% in voter support!

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2007 Mecklenburg County, NC

November 06, 2007

Charlotte campaign profile written for CFTE by Alan Wulkan, InfraConsult, LLC

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