Transportation Ballot Measures

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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 rapid transit. Six municipalities (Aspen, Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and New Castle) and two counties (Eagle and Pitkin) are in RFTA's jurisdiction. The increase could phase in nearly $62.5 million in capital improvements and boost operating revenues by about $37 million between 2009 and 2017. To help jump start the expansion of the bus system, RFTA will seek voter approval to issue $38 million in bonds. The sales tax hike and bonding issuance will be wrapped into one question for the November ballot.

2017 Results
12
States
17 Measures

Win: 15
Loss:  2

Success Rate: 88%

2016 Results
23 States
77 Measures

Win: 55
Loss: 22

 

Success Rate: 71%

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2015 Results
10 States
34 Measures

Win: 23
Loss: 11

Success Rate: 68%

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2014 Results YTD
18 States
61 Measures

Win: 42
Loss: 19

Success Rate: 69%

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2013 Results
8 States
15 Measures

Win: 11
Loss: 4

Success Rate: 73%