Transportation Ballot Measures

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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 required contribution to the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority's Capital Improvement Program. If not approved, the county will have to cut money from other programs and services in order pay its obligation to Metro.

Metro's six-year program will fund improvements to its system, including:

  • Buying 400 new Metrorail cars and 500 Metrobuses
  • Building new bus garages, including one in Fairfax County
  • Maintaining or rehabilitating Metro's equipment, vehicles, tracks and facilities
  • The program's highest priority is to improve safety, including fixing the track signal system; replacing the oldest railcars and buses; buying equipment to improve trackside worker protection; and adding new safety features to existing railcars and buses.

2017 Results
17 Measures

Win: 15
Loss:  2

Success Rate: 88%

2016 Results
23 States
77 Measures

Win: 55
Loss: 22


Success Rate: 71%


2015 Results
10 States
34 Measures

Win: 23
Loss: 11

Success Rate: 68%


2014 Results YTD
18 States
61 Measures

Win: 42
Loss: 19

Success Rate: 69%


2013 Results
8 States
15 Measures

Win: 11
Loss: 4

Success Rate: 73%