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Public Transit Measures on the Ballot
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Austin, TX

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: TBD
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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Austin is considering a referendum to help fund Project Connect, a large-scale, multi-year investment into Austin’s transit, including upgrading of existing systems and construction of new s …

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Statewide, OR

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome:
Results:
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Amendment to the state’s constitution requiring that certain transportation fees or tolls be approved by both state and county voters unless the projects represent “net new capacity” on the …

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Orange County, FL

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue would be split between transit and road improvements
Outcome:
Results:
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1 cent increase to sales tax for improving public transit

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Portland, OR

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: TBD
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue is planned to go towards Metro funding
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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Portland is considering various kinds of taxes for the ballot in 2020 to increase Metro funding.

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San Diego, CA

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: TBD
Total Revenue ($): 260,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 260,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would go to MTS.
Outcome:
Results:
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0.5 cent sales tax for transit

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San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San Mateo, CA

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: TBD
Total Revenue ($): 100,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 100,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would be for Caltrain electrification. Numbers shown are under the 1/8 cent tax.
Outcome:
Results:
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Either a 1/4 cent or 1/8 cent sales tax to fund Caltrain electrification

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Statewide, CO

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 1,837,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 275,550,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: 85% of the funds would go to the State Highway Fund. The remaining 15% would go to the Multimodal Transportation Options Fund, which may be used to fund transit projects.
Outcome:
Results:
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$1.837 billion in bonds for transportation funding

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Statewide, OR

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Revenue Type: Gas Tax Reduction/Repeal
Transit Revenue Explanation: Most of the gas tax goes toward road improvements but any revenue eligible to be refunded but not claimed goes to the Department of Transportation Operating Fund, which could be used for transit.
Outcome:
Results:
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Decreases gas tax from 34 cents/gallon to 18/cents gallon.

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Hamilton County, OH

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 110,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 110,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for Metro bus
Outcome:
Results:
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.7% sales tax levy for Metro

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Bend, OR

Election Date: May 5, 2020
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: Funds would be used for a variety of transportation needs, not exclusively transit.
Outcome:
Results:
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City plans to ask for a bond to fund transportation improvements but has not decided on the exact amount.

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Pine River Township, MI

Election Date: March 10, 2020
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to Dial-A-Ride
Outcome:
Results:
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Millage to fund Dial-A-Ride

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Redlands, CA

Election Date: March 3, 2020
Type: Primary
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome:
Results:
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Exempts “transit villages” being planned by the city around new rail stations from a number of city “slow-growth” ordinances

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Marin and Sonoma Counties, CA

Election Date: March 1, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 51,400,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 51,400,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for SMART.
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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Renews the .025 cent sales tax to fund transit. The tax currently expires in 2029 but county hopes to renew early.

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Lucas County, OH

Election Date: March 1, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 25,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 25,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for TARTA
Outcome:
Results:
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Changes two existing property tax levies for Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority to a .4% or .5% sales tax

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Oklahoma City, OK

Election Date: December 1, 2019
Type:
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for public transit.
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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A 1/8 cent sales tax for public transportation.

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Tulsa, OK

Election Date: November 12, 2019
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 427,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 5,330,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: $5,330,000 of the funds are for bus rapid transit
Outcome:
Results:
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Bond for $427 million in transport projects, including bus rapid transit

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Norman, OK

Election Date: November 12, 2019
Type:
Total Revenue ($): 2,500,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 2,500,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Currently, the goal is for all revenue to go to CART, but this may change before the measure is finalized.
Outcome:
Results:
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As the county sales tax is being reduced from 1/4 cent to 1/8 cent, adds a city sales tax of 1/8 cent to fund Cleveland Area Rapid Transit

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Statewide, CO

Election Date: November 5, 2019
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 2,800,000,000
Revenue Type: Excess Tax Revenue
Transit Revenue Explanation: If approved, excess revenues can be used discretionally for a variety of purposes, including transportation and transit.
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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Allows state to keep excess revenue it currently is required to return to taxpayers under the 1992 Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. Some revenue would go to transportation purposes.

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Statewide, WA

Election Date: November 5, 2019
Type: General
Revenue Type: Excise Tax Reduction/Repeal, Vehicle Fee Reduction/Repeal
Transit Revenue Explanation: Some revenue from fees and taxes goes towards transit, while the rest goes towards transporation generally. Sound Transit stated that the measure would eliminate $6.95 billion in motor vehicle excise taxes by 2041.
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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Lowers and repeals a number of vehicle- and transportation-related taxes

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San Francisco, CA

Election Date: November 5, 2019
Type: TBD
Total Revenue ($): 32,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 16,000,000
Revenue Type: Rideshare Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 50% of revenue is designated for improvements in public transit.
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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A 3.25% tax on solo Uber and Lyft rides and 1.5% tax on pooled Uber and Lyft rides. 50% of revenue goes towards improvements in public transit.

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Columbia County, OR

Election Date: November 2, 2019
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 1,000,889
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,000,889
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for the Columbia County Rider
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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Tax of 0.18 cent per every $1,000 of property taxes paid to fund the Columbia County Rider

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Houston, TX

Election Date: November 1, 2019
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 3,000,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 3,000,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for the Metropolitan Transit Authority
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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$3 billion in borrowing authority to implement transit projects for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The 20-year plan laid out by Metro officials includes roughly 20 more miles oflight ra …

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Phoenix, AZ

Election Date: August 27, 2019
Type: Special
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation: Initiative would redirect all funding for light rail projects to other infrastructure improvements.
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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A citizen initiative to end the construction of light rail extensions to the Valley Metro Light Rail and to redirect $7 billion of funds to infrastructure improvements in Phoenix.

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Chelan and Douglas Counties, WA

Election Date: August 6, 2019
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 6,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 6,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for Link Transit.
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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A 0.2% sales tax increase (.1 per year over two years) to fund Link Transit.

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Meridian Township, MI

Election Date: August 6, 2019
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 360,756
Known Transit Revenue ($): 360,756
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would be for Redi-Ride
Outcome:
Results:
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Renewal of .2 mill tax for Redi-Ride curb to curb transit service

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Osceola County, FL

Election Date: May 21, 2019
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 66,666,666
Known Transit Revenue ($): 66,666,666
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: None of the revenue was specifically designated for transit, but officials claimed they played to use some of the revenue for bus and train improvements.
Outcome:
Results: Failed, 33% - 67 %
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Penny sales tax for transportation

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Lima, OH

Election Date: May 7, 2019
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 1,200,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,200,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for the Allen County RTA.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 74%-26%
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A 0.1% sales tax increase for transit and the Allen County RTA.

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Fayetteville, AR

Election Date: April 9, 2019
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 73,925,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: Some revenue will go towards transit, while the rest will go towards transportation generally.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 76.7%-26.3%
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Bonds to fund transportation projects including traffic capacity, sidewalk, transit, and bicycle facilities enhancements.

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Anchorage, AK

Election Date: April 2, 2019
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 5,936,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,026,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: Transit-related uses of the money include $276,000 in bus stop improvements, $390,000 in transit facility rehabilitation and upgrades, and $360,000 in transit vehicle replacements
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 58%-42%
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$5,936,000 in bonds for a variety of purposes including upgrading transit facilities and acquiring and replacing transit vehicles

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Gwinnett County, GA

Election Date: March 19, 2019
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 152,100,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 152,100,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for MARTA.
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 54%-46%
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Ratification of Gwinnett’s pending transit service contract with MARTA and enactment a new 1 percent sales tax to pay for transit projects and operations in the county. (Purchases in Gwinnet …

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Statewide, CT

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 89%-11%
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The Connecticut Transportation Revenue Lockbox Amendment would prohibit lawmakers from using state transportation funds for activities other than transportation. It would also prohibit the p …

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San Mateo County, CA

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 80,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 48,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 60% of revenue is designated for transit-related projects
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 67%-33%
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A half-cent sales tax aimed at relieving traffic congestion. Half for maintaining and enhancing rail, bus, paratransit and other public transit options in the county. Another 10 percent for …

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San Benito County, CA

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 16,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue goes to a fund usable for transit, road improvements, and other transportation projects
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 70%-30%
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A one-cent sales tax for transportation investments, including transit options for 30 years.

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Marin County, CA

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 25,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 25,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for SMART
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 77%-23%
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A renewal of the half-cent sales tax for transportation to 2049

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Aspen, CO

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 8,460,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 8,460,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for RFTA
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 52%-48%
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A new 2.6 mill property tax for RFTA (they have an existing sales tax). Will include improvements such as 30-minute service, increased weekend services, and expanded services.

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Statewide, CO

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 700,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 385,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 55% of revenue is designated for transit-related purposes
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 59%-41%
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A .62 percent increase in the state sales tax for transportation projects. 45 percent will be devoted to state highway needs, 40 percent to local government transportation needs, and 15 perc …

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Tampa, FL

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 276,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 124,200,200
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 45% of revenue is designated for HART
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 56%-43%
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A one-cent increase in the sales tax, for a 30-year period, for transportation. 45 percent would go to HART.

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Broward County, FL

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 300,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Use of revenue is not specifically designated for transit and may be used for other transportation improvements
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 60%-40%
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A one-cent increase in the sales tax, for a 30-year period, for transportation upgrades. Funding for electric buses and light rail could be possible transit applications.

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Olympia, WA

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 20,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 20,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for Intercity Transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 66%-34%
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An additional 0.4 percent sales and use tax to maintain existing service and fund improvements for Intercity Transit.

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Statewide, ME

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 106,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: Use of revenue is not specifically designated for transit and may be used for other transportation improvements
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 68%-32%
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$106 million in general obligation bonds for transportation infrastructure projects, of which some funds would go to transit (majority for highways and bridges).

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Royal Oak, MI

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 3,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 3,000,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for bus service
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 65%-35%
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A 1.25-mill property tax increase to fund a bus service that operates at night and on weekends.

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Buchanan, MI

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 87,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 87,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for Dial-A-Ride
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 68%-32%
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Four-year renewal of the 1-mill tax for Dial-A-Ride

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Bay County, MI

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 2,790,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 2,790,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designatd for the Bay Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 63%-37%
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Renewal of the 0.75 mill levy and an increase of 0.25 mills to pay for operations for the Bay Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The current millage ends in 2020, it would be renewed thr …

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Los Alamos County, NM

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 14,500,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 14,500,000
Revenue Type: Receipts Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue is collective between all four counties. All revenue is designated for the North Central Regional Transit District and the Rail Runner express.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 72%-28%
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Renewal of a one-eighth of 1 cent gross receipts tax to support the Rail Runner express and the regional bus system (North Central Regional Transit District). The tax had set to expire in 20 …

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Taos County, NM

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Revenue Type: Receipts Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue is collective between all four counties. All revenue is designated for the North Central Regional Transit District and the Rail Runner express.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 83%-17%
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Renewal of a one-eighth of 1 cent gross receipts tax to support the Rail Runner express and the regional bus system (North Central Regional Transit District). The tax had set to expire in 20 …

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Rio Arriba County, NM

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Revenue Type: Receipts Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue is collective between all four counties. All revenue is designated for the North Central Regional Transit District and the Rail Runner express.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 68%-32%
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Renewal of a one-eighth of 1 cent gross receipts tax to support the Rail Runner express and the regional bus system (North Central Regional Transit District). The tax had set to expire in 20 …

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Santa Fe County, NM

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Revenue Type: Receipts Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue is collective between all four counties. All revenue is designated for the North Central Regional Transit District and the Rail Runner express.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 73%-27%
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Renewal of a one-eighth of 1 cent gross receipts tax to support the Rail Runner express and the regional bus system (North Central Regional Transit District). The tax had set to expire in 20 …

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Philadelphia, PA

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 181,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: Use of revenue is not specifically designated for transit and may be used for other transportation improvements
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 72%-28%
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A transportation bond for a variety of capital purposes, including transit.

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Arlington County, VA

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 74,570,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 44,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: $44 million is designated for WMATA Metro's capital improvement program
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 81%-19%
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A bond issuance for a variety of transportation projects across the county, including $44 million for WMATA Metro’s capital improvement program.

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Lewis County, WA

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for public transit services
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 65%-35%
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An extension of a 0.2% sales tax to parts of the outside of Chehalis and Centralia for Twin Transit.

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City of Flagstaff, AZ

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 3,730,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 3,730,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would be for public transportation service
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 51%-49%
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A 0.15% increase in the sales tax for increasing public transportation service (from a current 0.295% rate), for 11 years.

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Statewide, CA

Election Date: November 6, 2018
Type: General
Revenue Type: Gas Tax Reduction/Repeal
Transit Revenue Explanation: Proceeds from the 2017 gas tax go to various transportation and transit projects around the state.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Failed, 55%-45%
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A repeal of the gas tax and vehicle fees implemented by the California legislature in 2017 (SB 1). The increases raise more than $5 billion annually, with the proceeds going to transportatio …

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Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, MI

Election Date: August 7, 2018
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 4,849,066
Known Transit Revenue ($): 4,849,066
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for transit-related projects.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 83%-17%
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A 5-year 0.7-mill property tax renewal.

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Oakland County, MI

Election Date: August 7, 2018
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 71,400,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 71,400,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue is collective between Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties. All revenue is designated for SMART.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 77%-23%
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A renewal of the 1-mill SMART millage

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Macomb County, MI

Election Date: August 7, 2018
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue is collective between Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties. All revenue is designated for SMART.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 50%-50%
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A renewal of the 1-mill SMART millage

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Wayne County, MI

Election Date: August 7, 2018
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue is collective between Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties. All revenue is designated for SMART.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 64%-46%
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A renewal of the 1-mill SMART millage

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Bay de Noc Township, MI

Election Date: August 7, 2018
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 14,264
Known Transit Revenue ($): 14,264
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for the Delta Area Transit Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 64%-36%
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A five-year 0.5 mil levy for the Delta Area Transit Authority

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Escanaba Township, MI

Election Date: August 7, 2018
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 54,987
Known Transit Revenue ($): 54,987
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for the Delta Area Transit Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 66%-34%
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A five-year 0.5 mil levy for the Delta Area Transit Authority

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Cornell Township, MI

Election Date: August 7, 2018
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 10,907
Known Transit Revenue ($): 10,907
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for the Delta Area Transit Authority
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 44%-56%
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A five-year 0.5 mil levy for the Delta Area Transit Authority

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Bark River Township, MI

Election Date: August 7, 2018
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 19,510
Known Transit Revenue ($): 19,510
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for the Delta Area Transit Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 57%-43%
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A five-year 0.5 mil levy for the Delta Area Transit Authority

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Lincoln, ND

Election Date: June 12, 2018
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is to fund paratransit service
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 45%-55%
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A 2 mill property tax increase to fund paratransit service.

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Kansas City, MO

Election Date: June 12, 2018
Type: Special
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is to fund streetcar expansion.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 75%-25%
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Special property tax for expanding the Kansas City Streetcar to UMKC

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Kansas City, MO

Election Date: June 12, 2018
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 25,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 25,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is to fund streetcar expansion. Reported number is collective revenue between the new sales and property taxes.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 76%-24%
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Special sales tax for expanding the Kansas City Streetcar to UMKC

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Bay Area, CA

Election Date: June 5, 2018
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 125,000,000
Revenue Type: Tolls
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue is split between transit and highway improvements
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 60%-40%
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An increase in the Bay Area bridge tolls to pay for more BART cars, expand Muni’s fleet, increase ferry service, study a second Transbay Tube, and highway improvements. Tolls will increase b …

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Marion County, WV

Election Date: May 8, 2018
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for the Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 76%-24%
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A levy renewal for the Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority.

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Vienna, WV

Election Date: May 8, 2018
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 800,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 800,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is to fund Easy Rider
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 82%-18%
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A levy for the operation of Easy Rider

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Parkersburg, WV

Election Date: May 8, 2018
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 2,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 2,000,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is to fund Easy Rider
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 80%-20%
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A levy for the operation of Easy Rider

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Nashville, TN

Election Date: May 1, 2018
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 243,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 243,000,000
Revenue Type: Excise Tax, Hotel Tax, Rental Car Tax, Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for transit-related projects
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 36%-64%
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An increase in four separate taxes to fund a light rail system and bus improvements.

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Philadelphia, PA

Election Date: November 8, 2017
Type: Bond
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 69% - 31%


$184 million infrastructure bond package addressing transit, streets, parks, municipal facilities, museums and economic development. Transportation projects comprise approximately $38 millio …

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Mahoning, OH

Election Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 58% - 42%


Voters will consider a permanent renewal of the current .25% sales tax that goes to the Western Reserve Transit Authority.  This sales tax raises $8.5 million annually for the authority …

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Lawrence, KS

Election Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 70% - 30%


The Lawrence City Council has decided to ask voters to renew a 0.55% city-wide sales tax for 10 years.  The revenue from this tax would go to infrastructure improvements (0.3%), transit …

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Allen County, OH

Election Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: 42% - 58%


The Allen County Regional Transit Authority has approved a quarter-cent sales tax measure for the November ballot. This levy is the final option for maintaining current levels of operation a …

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Grand Rapids, MI

Election Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 61% - 39%


Grand Rapids’ regional bus system, The Rapid, is looking to extend the tax that supports its operations for another 12 years. The 1.47 mill renewal will go be before voters in Grand Rap …

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Twin Cities, MN

Election Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: None
Results:


Officials are talking about ways to fund transportation projects across the state.  Last year, the Governor proposed a sales tax to fund Twin Cities transit, in hopes of freeing up stat …

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DeKalb County, GA

Election Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: None
Results:


The state legislature is considering allowing DeKalb County officials to go to the ballot for an additional half-cent sales tax to fund MARTA service in the county.  They are also consi …

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Fulton County, GA

Election Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: None
Results:


Fulton County is considering a ballot initiative for MARTA in 2017 in light of the win in the City of Atlanta in 2016.  However, county officials are now signaling that they may not be …

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Athens-Clarke County, GA

Election Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 74%-26%


Local officials have approved the final project list for a 5-year 1% sales tax increase for transportation and sent it to the November ballot.  If approved, this ballot measure would ra …

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Statewide, CO

Election Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: None
Results:


Governor Hickenlooper and state legislators are planning to ask Colorado voters to approve a tax increase to support transportation projects around the state.  As it currently stands, t …

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Denver, CO

Election Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Bond
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 73% - 27%


The Denver GO Bond is a $1 billion infrastructure bond.  About half of the bond funding would go to transportation projects generally, while about $60 million of that will go to transit …

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Statewide, ME

Election Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Bond
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 72% - 28%


Maine voters will consider a $105 million transportation bond.  $20 million of that is slated to go to facilities, equipment, and property acquisition related to ports, harbors, marine …

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Adams County, CO

Election Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results:


Voters in Adams County will vote on a five different questions (ARTA A-E) regarding the Aerotropolis Regional Transportation Authority District, specifically, one to approve formation of the …

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Jefferson Parish, LA

Election Date: October 14, 2017
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 62%-38%


Voters in Jefferson Parish will consider a 1-mill property tax renewal estimated to generate $3.4 million annually to fund services for people with disabilities.

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Jefferson Parish, LA

Election Date: October 14, 2017
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 57%-43%


Voters in Jefferson Parish will consider a 2-mill property tax renewal estimated to generate $6.8 million annually for Jefferson Transit (JeT) operations and maintenance.

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Kansas City, MO

Election Date: August 8, 2017
Type: Advisory
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Failed, 49%-51%


A Kansas City group filed petition signatures with the city clerk’s office seeking to require a citywide vote before any streetcar expansion can occur.  The question was posed to voters …

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Kansas City, MO

Election Date: August 8, 2017
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Failed, 43%-57%


Clay Chastain has once again collected enough valid signatures to place a 3/8-cent citywide sales tax for 25 years on the ballot to help fund a $1 billion, 26-mile “rapid-rail” system.

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Kansas City, MO

Election Date: August 4, 2017
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 70%-30%


The Regional Transit Alliance has submitted a proposal that involves extending the streetcar by 3.75 miles.  To pay for this expansion, advocates are proposing a 1-cent sales tax within …

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Sacramento, CA

Election Date: June 23, 2017
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 78%-22%


Sacramento asked large properties to vote on creating a streetcar taxing district.  Properties included in the vote were non-residential and either greater than 12,600 square feet in si …

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Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties, MI

Election Date: May 2, 2017
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 55%-45%


Voters will decide on a millage increase to help Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) officials update their fleet and facilities and offer a range of new services.  BATA is seeking …

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Milwaukee, WI

Election Date: April 4, 2017
Type: Advisory
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Fail, 28%-72%


The Milwaukee County Board's finance committee has approved an advisory referendum question that would ask voters in the April 4, 2017, election whether they support the previously-propo …

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St. Louis, MO

Election Date: April 4, 2017
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Pass, 60%-40%


A circuit court judge in St. Louis has approved a half-cent sales tax for the April ballot to fund a MetroLink expansion and other projects.  If passed, approximately $12 million per ye …

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Garfield County, WA

Election Date: February 14, 2017
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 77%-23%


The recently-created Garfield County Transportation Authority is asking voters for a 0.4% sales tax to fund operations in February.

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Flagstaff, AZ

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for public transportation
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 71% - 29%
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10-year 0.295% sales tax renewal for Northern AZ Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority

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Placer County, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 53,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 6,360,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 12% of revenue would go to transit
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 64% - 36%
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a ½ cent, 30-year sales tax to fund rail and road improvements. A 2/3 majority was required to pass.

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Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 28,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 28,000,000
Revenue Type: Parcel Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 82% - 18%
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Extend current $96/year parcel tax scheduled to expire in 2019 for 20 years to fund the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

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Prince George's County, MD

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 200,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue is for transportation generally, including some for transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 85% - 15%
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$200 million bond measure for public works and transportation, including financing the Purple Line.

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San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 3,500,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 3,500,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue goes to BART
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 70% - 30%
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The BART board has voted to approve a $3.5 billion bond measure to fund capital improvements.  Homeowners in these three counties would see an increase in property tax bills of between …

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Greensboro, NC

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 126,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 10,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: $10 million would go towards sidewalk, bike, and public transit improvements
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 73% - 27%
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$126 million bond, $28 million of which would go to transportation

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Wake County, NC

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 87,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 87,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax, Vehicle Fees
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would go to the new regional transit plan
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 53% - 47%
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Half-cent sales tax and a $10 increase in vehicle registration fees would support a $2.3 billion regional transit plan including bus and commuter rail

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Stanislaus County, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 19,200,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,344,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 7% of revenue will go to transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 71% - 29%
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30 year half-cent sales tax for transportation

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Lago Vista, TX

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 420,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 420,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue under the current tax goes to the Capitol Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 56% - 44%
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Vote on whether or not to remain part of the Capitol Metropolitan Transit Authority service area. If Lago Vista voted no, other referendums would determine where the 1-cent sales tax would b …

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Santa Cruz, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 2,500,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 500,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 20% of revenue would go to transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 67% - 33%
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30 year half-cent sales tax, 20% of which ($500m) will go to transit for seniors and disabled people.

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Los Angeles County, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 860,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue is for a variety of transportation-related purposes, including transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 70% - 30%
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Renews the existing 1/3 cent sales tax, plus adds a 1/2 cent sales tax for transportation-related spending

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Honolulu, HI

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Passed, 68% - 32%
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Charter amendment to transfer operations and maintenance of transit lines from the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit to the mayor’s Department of Transportation Services office

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Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw Counties, MI

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 145,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 145,000,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for the Southeast Michigan RTA
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 50.5% - 49.5%
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1.2 mil property tax would raise $2.9 b over 20 years for Southeast Michigan RTA

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San Francisco, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 150,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: It is unclear how much revenue would be spent on public transit
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 65%-35%
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City-wide 0.75% sales tax that goes to the general fund, some of which may be spent on public transit

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Eaton County, MI

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 850,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 850,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All of the revenue is for public transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 70% - 30%


.25 mill property tax renewal for the Eaton County Transportation Authority

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Statewide, NJ

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 54% - 46%
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Lock box charter amendment requiring revenue from all fuel taxes in the state to go to transportation projects. Transit is eligible.

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Kansas City, MO

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 40,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 40,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would go towards the light rail project.
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 60% - 40%
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Creates two new sales taxes totaling 3/8 of a cent and redirects another sales tax totaling 3/8 of a cent away from buses to fund a light rail project

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Lorain County, OH

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 9,900,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 4,950,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 50% of revenue goes to transit
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 74% - 26%
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0.25% sales tax for five years for purposes including transit

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Routt County, CO

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Revenue Type: Excise Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Some revenue will go to public transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 62% - 38%
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5% marijuana excise tax for public health and safety, county facilities, and public transportation

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Kitsap County, WA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 11,800,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 11,800,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds go towards Kitsap Transit to help fund the commuter ferry
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 51%-49%
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0.3% sales tax to fund fast commuter ferry to Seattle (managed by Kitsap Transit)

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Marion County, IN

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 56,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 56,000,000
Revenue Type: Income Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for public transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 58% - 42%
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Raises income tax 25 cents for every $100 to fund public transit improvements

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Atlanta, GA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 6,250,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 6,250,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue goes to MARTA
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 72% - 28%
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A 40-year half-cent sales tax for MARTA improvement

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Charleston, SC

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 84,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: The City Council has discretion on how to allocate revenue for transportation projects
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 51% - 49%
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Half-cent sales tax for transportation

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Statewide, ME

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 100,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 20,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: 20% of the bond is for transit improvements
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 61% - 39%
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$100 million bond measure for transportation

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Broward County, FL

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 500,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Some of the funding would go to transit, including a light rail system
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: City Sales Tax: Failed, 61% - 38%. County Sales Tax: Passed, 51%-48%
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Penny sales tax, half for county and half for cities, voted on separately. Both had to pass for either to be enacted.

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Tigard County, OR

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 51% - 49%
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Reverses a 2014 vote to ban light rail from city property

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Teton County, WY

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 11,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue would be split between housing and transportation projects, including the START bus system
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 44%-56%
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Penny sales tax for housing and transit projects

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Spokane, WA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue goes to Spokane Transit Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 55% - 44%
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.2% sales tax for transit, following the narrow defeat of a .3% tax in April 2015.

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Seattle, WA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 3,600,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 3,600,000,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax, Sales Tax, Vehicle Fees
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue goes to Sound Transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 55% - 45%


Increases in sales taxes (half-cent increase), property taxes (.25-mill increase) and motor vehicle excise taxes (.8% increase) to generate $54 b over 15 years for Sound Transit

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Ventura County, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 70,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue could go to a variety of transportation-related purposes, including transit
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 57% - 43%
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Half-cent sales tax to improve transportation. A 2/3 majority would be required to pass. Half of revenue would go to the county for regional freeway projects, rail and bus service improvemen …

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Statewide, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Failed, 52% - 48%
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Would require public approval for any state projects in which $2 billion or more in revenue bonds would be issued

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Virginia Beach, VA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 57% - 43%
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Decides whether the city should spend local funds to extend light rail from Norfolk to Town Center in Virginia Beach

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Monterey County, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 20,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Less than 40% of revenue is available for transit-related purposes
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 67% - 33%
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3/8 percent sales tax aimed at congestion initiatives

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Lafayette, CO

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 575,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 575,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue goes towards providing EcoPasses
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 54.5% - 45.5%
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1.25 mill levy to provide every Lafayette resident with an EcoPass, which provides unlimited use of RTD transit services

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Summit County, UT

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 4,100,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 4,100,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for mass transit projects
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 69% - 31%
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.25% sales tax for mass transit projects

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Contra Costa County, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 76,666,666
Known Transit Revenue ($): 253,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 33% of revenue would go towards transit
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 63%-37%
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Half-cent sales tax for transportation would generate $2.3 billion over 30 years. 2/3 majority needed to pass.

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San Diego County, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 455,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 182,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 40% of revenue would go to transit
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 66% - 34%
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Half-cent sales tax for road and transit improvements. A 2/3 majority would be required to pass. Revenue would go toward a long-term plan approved by SANDAG’s board that calls for highway im …

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Santa Clara County, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 210,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 100,800,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 48% of revenue would pay for BART, bus, and light rail improvements
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 71% - 29%
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30 year half-cent sales tax for transportation, including BART expansion

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Stark County, OH

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 14,500,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 14,500,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue goes to SARTA
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 63% - 37%
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Ten year renewal of 0.25% sales tax for Stark Area Regional Transit Authority

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Franklin County, OH

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 62,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 62,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue goes to COTA
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 72% - 28%
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Renewal of .0.25% sales tax to fund Central Ohio Transit Authority

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San Luis Obispo County, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 25,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 5,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 20% of revenue would go to transit
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 65% - 35%
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9-year half-cent sales tax increase for transportation projects. A 2/3 majority was required to pass.

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Statewide, IL

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 78.8% - 21.2%
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Prohibits transportation funds from being used for non-transportation related purposes

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Bernalillo County, NM

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Passed, 76% - 24%
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Advises the City of Albuquerque to allow voters to vote on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project. However, the vote took place after construction has begun and is advisory, so the city …

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Merced County, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 15,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 750,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 5% of revenue goes to transit improvements
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 69% - 31%
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Half-cent sales tax for transportation-related purposes (only 5% goes to transit)

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Richland Hills, TX

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 1,300,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,300,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue from the sales tax goes towards the Fort Worth Transportation Authority
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 55% - 45%
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A yes vote is to remain in the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and continue the half-cent sales tax that supports it. This measure is a repeat of the exact same question from May.

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Washington County, UT

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 3,689,100
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,637,600
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: $1637600 of the tax is designated annually for the SunTran public transit service
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 52% - 48%
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.25% sales tax for transportation

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Lucas County, OH

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue goes to TARTA
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 58% - 41%
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Ten year renewal of 1.5-mill property tax to benefit the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority

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Fairfax County, VA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 120,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: Some of the funds will go towards the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Improvement Program to improve public transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 64% - 36%
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$120 million bond for transportation

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Arlington County, VA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 58,800,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 30,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: $30 million is designated for Metro capital improvement, while the rest of the funds will go to road improvements
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 78% - 22%
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$58.8 million bond for transportation

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Sacramento County, CA

Election Date: November 8, 2016
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 120,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 36,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 30% of revenue would go to transit
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 66% - 34%
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Half-cent sales tax to improve transit and roads. A 2/3 majority would be required to pass.

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Bedford Township, MI

Election Date: August 2, 2016
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 246,500
Known Transit Revenue ($): 246,500
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for the Lake Erie Transit bus service
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 74%-26%
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.25-mill tax renewal for Lake Erie Transit bus service for 3 years, after the renewal + .1-mill increase failed earlier in the year.

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Clare County, MI

Election Date: August 2, 2016
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 302,970
Known Transit Revenue ($): 302,970
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for the Clare County Transit Corporation
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 61.1%-38.9%
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Renews the .3-mill property tax for 2016 only because of a clerical error which caused the 2015 renewal to skip 2016 and apply from 2017-2022. The tax benefits the Clare County Transit Corpo …

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Missaukee County, MI

Election Date: August 2, 2016
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 211,173
Known Transit Revenue ($): 211,173
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for public transportation
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 42.3%-57.7%
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.36 mill levy for four years to support public transportation services in the county

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Maple Ridge Township, MI

Election Date: August 2, 2016
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Estimated revenue is collective between all 8 townships and would be lessened for any township that did not pass the measure. Revenue is for the Delta Area Transit Authority.
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 36.3%-63.7%
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.5 millage in 8 townships to expand the Delta Area Transit Authority. Does not need to pass in all 8 townships to expand in one township.

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Wells Township, MI

Election Date: August 2, 2016
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Estimated revenue is collective between all 8 townships and would be lessened for any township that did not pass the measure. Revenue is for the Delta Area Transit Authority.
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 44.1%-55.9%
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.5 millage in 8 townships to expand the Delta Area Transit Authority. Does not need to pass in all 8 townships to expand in one township.

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Masonville Township, MI

Election Date: August 2, 2016
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Estimated revenue is collective between all 8 townships and would be lessened for any township that did not pass the measure. Revenue is for the Delta Area Transit Authority.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 53.3%-46.7%
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.5 millage in 8 townships to expand the Delta Area Transit Authority. Does not need to pass in all 8 townships to expand in one township.

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Ford River Township, MI

Election Date: August 2, 2016
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Estimated revenue is collective between all 8 townships and would be lessened for any township that did not pass the measure. Revenue is for the Delta Area Transit Authority.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 59.4%-40.6%
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.5 millage in 8 townships to expand the Delta Area Transit Authority. Does not need to pass in all 8 townships to expand in one township.

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Ensign Township, MI

Election Date: August 2, 2016
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Estimated revenue is collective between all 8 townships and would be lessened for any township that did not pass the measure. Revenue is for the Delta Area Transit Authority.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 50.9%-49.1%
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.5 millage in 8 townships to expand the Delta Area Transit Authority. Does not need to pass in all 8 townships to expand in one township.

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Brampton Township, MI

Election Date: August 2, 2016
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Estimated revenue is collective between all 8 townships and would be lessened for any township that did not pass the measure. Revenue is for the Delta Area Transit Authority.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 53.9%-46.1%
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.5 millage in 8 townships to expand the Delta Area Transit Authority. Does not need to pass in all 8 townships to expand in one township.

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Bark River Township, MI

Election Date: August 2, 2016
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Estimated revenue is collective between all 8 townships and would be lessened for any township that did not pass the measure. Revenue is for the Delta Area Transit Authority.
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 49.4%-50.6%
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.5 millage in 8 townships to expand the Delta Area Transit Authority. Does not need to pass in all 8 townships to expand in one township.

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Baldwin Township, MI

Election Date: August 2, 2016
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 335,084
Known Transit Revenue ($): 335,084
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Estimated revenue is collective between all 8 townships and would be lessened for any township that did not pass the measure. Revenue is for the Delta Area Transit Authority.
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 35.2%-64.8%
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.5 millage in 8 townships to expand the Delta Area Transit Authority. Does not need to pass in all 8 townships to expand in one township.

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Isabella County, MI

Election Date: August 2, 2016
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 16,211,230
Known Transit Revenue ($): 16,211,230
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for the I-Ride service
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 64.9%-35.1%
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4-year 0.9929 mill renewal for the Isabella County Transportation Commission. This millage would fund I-Ride, the largest rural public transit agency in a single county in the nation.

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Jackson County, OR

Election Date: May 17, 2016
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 1,780,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,780,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds go to the Rogue Valley Transportation District
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 61.4%-28.6%
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13 cent per $1000 property tax for 5 years for Rogue Valley Transportation District

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Huntington, WV

Election Date: May 10, 2016
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue is collective between Cabell and Huntington. All funds go to the Tri-State Transit Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 73.7%-26.3%
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A 5-year property tax renewal for the Tri-State Transit Authority.  Without approval, bus service would end.  60 percent support required to pass.  Part of Huntington falls outside of Cabell …

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Cabell County, WV

Election Date: May 10, 2016
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 1,760,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,760,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue is collective between Cabell and Huntington. All funds go to the Tri-State Transit Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 72.2%-27.8%
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A 5-year property tax renewal for the Tri-State Transit Authority.  Without approval, bus service would end.  60 percent support required to pass.

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Monongalia County, WV

Election Date: May 10, 2016
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 180,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 180,000,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds go to the Mountain Line Transit Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 63.1%-36.9%
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A 0.022 percent property tax levy to support the Mountain Line Transit Authority  The measure required support from 60 percent of voters to pass.

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Castle Hills, TX

Election Date: May 7, 2016
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 500,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 500,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds from the sales tax go to VIA Metropolitan Transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 59.8%-40.2%
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A yes vote is to remain in VIA Metropolitan Transit service area and continue to support service with a half-cent sales tax.

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Richland Hills, TX

Election Date: May 7, 2016
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 1,300,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,300,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue from the sales tax goes towards Fort Worth Transportation Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 54.2%-45.8%
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A yes vote is to remain in the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and continue the half-cent sales tax that supports it.

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Port Huron, MI

Election Date: May 3, 2016
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 374,900
Known Transit Revenue ($): 374,900
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds go to the Blue Water Area Transportation Commission
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 55.6%-44.4%
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4-year renewal of .6214 mill property tax for Blue Water Area Transportation Commission

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Holland and Holland Township, MI

Election Date: May 3, 2016
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 906,863
Known Transit Revenue ($): 906,863
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds go to MAX Transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 81.8%-18.2%
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.4 mill tax renewal to fund MAX Transit bus system

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Fort Gratiot, MI

Election Date: May 3, 2016
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 239,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 239,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds go to the Blue Water Area Transportation Commission
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 69.8%-30.2%
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4-year renewal of .6214 mill property tax for Blue Water Area Transportation Commission

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Kalamazoo, MI

Election Date: May 3, 2016
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 2,508,188
Known Transit Revenue ($): 2,508,188
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds go to Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 58%-42%
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Renewal through 2021 of .315 mill tax for Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority, reduced from previous .4 mill

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Ellensburg, WA

Election Date: April 26, 2016
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 791,812
Known Transit Revenue ($): 791,812
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds go to the Ellensburg Transportation Benefit District
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 62.6%-37.4%
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10 year .2% sales tax increase to fund the Ellensburg Transportation Benefit District.  If passed, revenue from this tax would effectively eliminate the need for any Washington State DoT fun …

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Tulsa, OK

Election Date: April 5, 2016
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 6,800,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 3,800,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 56% of the tax goes towards transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 75%-25%
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.085 cent sales tax for transportation as part of the Tulsa Vision plan to provide $57 million for transit over 15 years

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Roscoe Township, IL

Election Date: March 15, 2016
Type: Primary
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 57%-43%
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Nonbinding advisory measure on joining the Stateline Mass Transit District

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Grand Haven Township, MI

Election Date: March 8, 2016
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 671,678
Known Transit Revenue ($): 671,678
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: The tax was to allow Harbor Transit to operate in the township
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 72.1%-27.9%
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.95-mill tax renewal for Harbor Transit

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Bedford Township, MI

Election Date: March 8, 2016
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 350,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 350,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: The tax was designated for the Lake Erie bus service
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 43.4%-56.6%
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0.1 mill levy increase for five years in addition to a renewal of the current 0.25 mill levy to support Lake Erie Transit Dial-a-Ride service in the Township.

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Pulaski County, AR

Election Date: March 1, 2016
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 18,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 18,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: The tax was dedicated solely to transit
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 43%-57%
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.25 sales tax for Rock Region Metro

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Flint, MI

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 72%-28%


Voters in Flint, MI were asked to renew a 0.6-mill property tax, which funds transit services provided by the Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA).

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Snohomish County, WA

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 51.1%-48.9%


Voters will decide whether or not to approve a 0.3 percent sales tax increase to fund Community Transit.

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Box Elder County, UT

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: 38.4%-61.6%


In conjunction with other Utah counties, Box Elder County will vote on November 3rd, 2015 on raising the sales tax by 0.25 percent.  Because Box Elder County falls within the Utah Trans …

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Tooele County, UT

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 51.3%-48.7%


In conjunction with other Utah counties, Tooele County will vote on November 3rd, 2015 on raising the sales tax by 0.25 percent.  Because Tooele County falls within the Utah Transit Aut …

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Winter Park, CO

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 58.6%-41.4%


Winter Park, CO residents will vote on a 2 percent sales tax increase.  The town recently took over operation of the Winter Park Resort Shuttle.  It now plans to expand the bus fle …

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Fraser, CO

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 67.9%-32.1%


Fraser, CO residents will vote on a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund local buses.

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Delta County, MI

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 71.5%-28.5%


Residents of the MI cities of Escanaba and Gladstone will vote on a 5-year renewal of 0.6-mill property tax to fund Delta Area Transit Authority (DATA) operations.

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Salem, OR

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: 42%-58%


Voters will decide on a .21% payroll tax to fund expanded bus service to include weekends and evening service. Local businesses will be able to deduct the local payroll tax on their federal …

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Statewide, ME

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Bond
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 73%-27%


Maine residents voted on an $85 million dollar bond package.  $68 million would go toward road improvements, while $17 million would go to transit and infrastructure projects.

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Weber County, UT

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 57%-43%


In conjunction with other Utah counties, Weber County will vote on November 3rd, 2015 on raising the sales tax by 0.25 percent.  Because Weber County falls within the Utah Transit Autho …

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Davis County, UT

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 57%-43%


In conjunction with other Utah counties, Davis County will vote on November 3rd, 2015 on raising the sales tax by 0.25 percent.  Because Davis County falls within the Utah Transit Autho …

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Utah County, UT

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: 43%-57%


In conjunction with other Utah counties, Utah County will vote on November 3rd, 2015 on raising the sales tax by 0.25 percent.  Because Utah County falls within the Utah Transit Authori …

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Salt Lake County, UT

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: 48.8%-51.2%


In conjunction with other Utah counties, Salt Lake County will vote on November 3rd, 2015 on raising the sales tax by 0.25 percent.  Because Salt Lake County falls within the Utah Trans …

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Seattle, WA

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 56%-44%


Nine year, $900 million property levy to replace The 2006 "Bridging the Gap" complete streets measure that expires in 2015. The 2006 measure was a nine-year, $365 million levy for …

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Scio Township, MI

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 67%-33%


Voters in Scio Township, MI will decide on a 10-year property tax of up to 0.36 mills to expand Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA) bus service to the township.

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Breckenridge, CO

Election Date: November 3, 2015
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 83.2%-16.8%


Residents in Breckenridge, CO voted on a 4.5% tax on lift tickets.  The tax does not apply to season or multi-resort passes.  Vail Resorts, which runs Breckenridge Resort, guarante …

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Phoenix, AZ

Election Date: August 25, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 55%-45%


An extension of Transit 2000, a 0.40-cent sales tax, which expires in 2020. The measure will increase the sales tax to 0.70-cent and extend the expiration to 2050. The $30.5 billion raised f …

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Saginaw, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2015
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 76.1% - 23.9%


Renewal of a 3-mill tax to fund the majority of operations at Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services.

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Benzie County, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2015
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 74.6% - 25.4%


Millage renewal of 0.5 mill for 5 years to fund Benzie Bus. Passed last renewal in 2011.

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Clare County, UT

Election Date: August 4, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 68.9%-31.1%


This measure would renew a 0.3-mill tax to fund the county's transit system for the next six years.

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Kalamazoo, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2015
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: 62.7% - 37.3%


Six communities (Kalamazoo, Portage, Parchment, Kalamazoo Township, Comstock, Oshtemo) will vote on a transit property tax millage of 0.75 mills for five years to maintain and expand transit …

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Sacramento, CA

Election Date: June 2, 2015
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 48% - 52%


If a property owners assessment election is successful, downtown residents will vote on establishing a streetcar funding district.

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Sonoma County, CA

Election Date: June 2, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 37.3% - 62.7%


Titled the Sonoma County 2015 Transactions and Use Tax Ordinance, the measure would raise the county sales tax by a quarter-cent (8.25% to 8.5%) for five years. 10% of the funds raised would …

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Vancouver, CAN

Election Date: May 29, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Failed, 38.12% - 61.88


0.5 percent provincial sales tax to fund $7.5 billion over ten years in new transit services that include a Vancouver subway, light rail in Surrey and expanded bus service. Vote will be cond …

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Columbia County, OR

Election Date: May 19, 2015
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 48% - 52%


Voters will consider a proposal to increase the county's Natural Resource Depletion Fee paid by mining compaines from 15 cents to 50 cents per ton. The funds raised will be used for infr …

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Bourne, MA

Election Date: May 19, 2015
Type: RTA Participation/Creation
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 56% - 44%


If approved, the town of Bourne will officially petition the Massachusetts legislature to  include Bourne in the Massachusettes Bay Transportation Authority Service area and eventually …

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San Antonio, TX

Election Date: May 9, 2015
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Passed, 66.9% - 33.1%


Charter amendment 1 would require any future rail projects in or around the city of San Antonio to be approved by voters. The measure was put on the ballot by the Streetcar Vote Coalition.

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Marin County, CA

Election Date: May 7, 2015
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Passed, 72% - 28%


Students at the College of Marin will consider raising tuition fees to allow students to ride Marin Transit buses without additional fares. Bus passes would be provided at the beginning of e …

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Frenchtown Township, MI

Election Date: May 5, 2015
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 45% - 55%


Lake Erie Transit will ask Frenchtown Township voters to approve a .25 mill increase to the current .75 mill. The measure will raise $1.1 million in the township to cover bus service.

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Monroe, MI

Election Date: May 5, 2015
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 54% - 46%


Lake Erie Transit will ask  Monroe voters to approve a .25 mill increase to the current .75 mill. The measure will raise $906,744 in the city to cover bus service.

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Addison Township, MI

Election Date: May 5, 2015
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 50.6% - 49.4%


Levies a new 5 year, 0.25 millage to raise $70,000 to join the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA).

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Van Buren County, MI

Election Date: May 5, 2015
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 55.6% - 44.4%


.25 mill for four years, from 2016-19, for public transit, including services for seniors and disabled people. It would raise an estimated $760,500 in 2016.

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Iosco County, MI

Election Date: May 5, 2015
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 61.8% - 38.2%


Voters in Iosco County will consider a 0.967 millage renewal to support the Iosco Transit Corporation (ITC)

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Statewide, MI

Election Date: May 4, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 19.9% - 80.1%


Voters will decide on a state constitutional amendment to increase the sales tax by 1% to raise $1.3 billion for transportation improvements. Transit will receive $130 million, or 10%, of th …

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Spokane, WA

Election Date: April 28, 2015
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 49.6% - 50.4%


Spokane Transit Authority will send a .3% sales to fund new projects and service expansion. 10-year levy estimated to raise $300 million for transit. STA Moving Forward  

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Atlanta, GA

Election Date: March 17, 2015
Type: Bond
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Passed, 88.2% - 11.8%


Residents of the City of Atlanta will be asked to vote on an infrastructure bond referendum on Tuesday, March 17. The Atlanta City Council approved a substitute resolution (Legislative Refer …

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Plaistow, NH

Election Date: March 10, 2015
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: 83%-17%


Voters will decide whether the town supports building an MBTA commuter rail station.

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Sacramento, CA

Election Date: February 13, 2015
Type: Advisory
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 66% - 34%


Downtown property owner assessment for streetcar service. Measure is advisory and, if successful, would set up a second and binding vote in April.

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Statewide, RI

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Bond
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 60% - 40%


The Rhode Island Mass Transit Hub Infrastructure Bonds, Question 6 is on ballot legislatively-referred bond question. The measure, upon voter approval, would permit the state to issue $35 mi …

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San Francisco, CA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Bond
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 71% - 29%


Measure A would fund $500 million for transit.

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Rossford, OH

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Failed, 35% - 65%


Rossford residents are being asked to opt out of TARTA services. The city pays in $300,000 for $500,000 in services.

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Fairfax County, VA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Bond
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Passed, 74% - 26%


Voters will decide on a $100 million bond for bike, ped, and road improvements in Tyson’s Corner along the new Silver Line.

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Statewide, MA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Gas Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Passed, 53% - 47%


The Tank the Automatic Gas Tax Hike campaign seeks to repeal a provision in a law passed in 2013 that would increase the gas tax annually to match the growth in the consumer price index for …

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Eagle Point, OR

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: RTA Participation/Creation
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 40% - 60%


Measure 15-130 would have annexed the city of Eagle Point into RVTD boundaries.

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Jackson County, OR

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 39% - 61%


Measure 15-128 would levy 13 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value within the transportation district for five years. It’s the first increase RVTD has asked for in more than 30 years. …

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Austin, TX

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Bond
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 43% - 57%


Funding for urban rail project in central corridor and roads.

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Bay City, MI

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 66% - 34%


.75 millage renewal for Bay Metro Transport.

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Wichita, KS

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 38% - 62%


Bus service would receive 10% of a one cent sales tax increase to fund projects in the city, an estimated $40 million. 

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San Bruno, CA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Passed, 67% - 33%


The Downtown and Transit Corridors Economic Enhancement Initiative would modify Ordinance 1284 and lift the building height restriction from 50 feet to 90 feet around the Caltrain station.

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San Francisco, CA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Failed, 38% - 62%


The group Restore Transportation Balance has collected nearly double the number of required signatures needed to place a nonbinding declaration of policy on the November ballot that would pr …

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Statewide, WI

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 80% - 20%


The measure would, upon voter approval, require that revenue generated by transportation fees and taxes be deposited into the state's transportation fund. None of the revenue collec …

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Addison Township, MI

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 49% - 51%


Addison Township will vote on a second attmpt to approve a .25 mill for five years for the North Oakland Transportation Authority after the August vote failed by 27 votes.

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Spring Lake Township, MI

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 60% - 40%


Spring Lake Township votes for a new property tax of .7 mills for 5 years to join the Harbor Transit System of Grand Haven.

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Statewide, MD

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 82% - 18%


The proposed amendment to the state constitution would prohibit a governor’s transfer of revenue from the Transportation Trust Fund to the General Fund or any other fund within the State unl …

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Genessee County, MI

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 50.4% - 49.6%


Genessee County goes to the ballot a second time in 2014 for a new millage to replace funding lost due to the declining property values in the county which have forced the MTA to reduce serv …

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Weston, WI

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: 45% - 55%


The village of Weston seeks approval of a 1.16% millage for the Wausau Area bus service for one year.

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Polk County, FL

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 28% - 72%


The Polk County Transit Authority and Polk County Board of County Commissioners approved a referendum for November 4, 2014 to levy a one-cent sales tax increase. Half of the new tax revenues …

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Wenonah, NJ

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Failed, 42% - 58%


Voters in Wenonah shot down the prospect of hosting a train station for the proposed Glassboro-Camden line on Tuesday. The question failed with 514 votes against the station and 371 in favor …

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Cobb County, GA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Passed, 53% - 47%


One cent sales tax renewal for transportation projects.

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Sierra County, NM

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 46% - 54%


Commissioners voted on a ¼ of a penny sales tax to fund expanded rural bus service for the South Central Regional Transit District.

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Seattle, WA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 59% - 41%


A Seattle only version of Proposition 1, all for transit – $60 car tab and one tenth of a percent sales tax increase.

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Dona Ana County, NM

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 42% - 58%


Commissioners voted on a ¼ of a penny sales tax to fund expanded rural bus service for the South Central Regional Transit District.

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Kansas City, MO

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Failed, 30% - 70%


Question 1 asks voters to support a quarter-cent sales tax for 25 years for capital improvements. Transit advocates opposed the measure.

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Wexford County, MI

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 68% - 32%


The Cadillac Wexford Transit Authority has requested a .6 millage renewal for two years.

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Clayton County, GA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 74% - 26%


Clayton will vote to pass a one cent sales tax to join MARTA transit system.

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Pinellas County, FL

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 38% - 62%


Pinellas County Commission has formally approved the ballot language and placed the measure on the ballot for November 2014.  A public hearing on the referendum is scheduled for Decembe …

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Monterey County, CA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 72% - 28%


1/8 cent sales tax for Monterey Salinas Transit.

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San Francisco, CA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 61% - 39%


If passed, the amendment would provide a $23 million budget boost for transportation by retroactively accounting for population growth and taking money from the general fund. Annual increase …

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Seattle, WA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Failed, 27% - 73%


A fifth go at funding a monorail project would create the Century Transportation Authority which would have the power to tax to fund bond debt.

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Alameda County, CA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 70% - 30%


Alameda County, California, has proposed a measure to increase the current transportation sales tax from half a cent to a full penny on the dollar for thirty years. 

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Alachua County and City of Gainesville, FL

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 40% - 60%


A one cent sales tax for eight years to fund transportation lists from the county and city of Gainesville for $30 million annually.  County funds will go to road projects & 5% bike/ …

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Kansas City, MO

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Sales Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Failed, 32% - 68%


Question 2 asks voters to approve a 1/8 cent sales tax for 25 years for public transportation. Transit advocates opposed the measure.

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Arlington County, VA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Bond
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 75% - 25%


Voters in Arlington County VA approved a $60 million bond for transportation and Metro improvements.     

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Statewide, LA

Election Date: November 4, 2014
Type: Charter/Constitutional Amendment
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Uncounted
Results: Failed, 32% - 68%


The Louisiana Transportation Infrastructure Bank, Amendment 4, would authorize the investment of public funds to create a state infrastructure bank if approved. The bank would loan, pledge, …

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Tualatin, OR

Election Date: September 16, 2014
Type: Other
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Passed, 75% - 25%


Tualatin voters passed Ballot Measure 34-220 during a special election to prohibit the city from using its resources on the financing, design, construction or operation of light rail without …

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Oxford Township, MI

Election Date: August 5, 2014
Type: Property Tax
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 54% - 46%