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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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Bay Area, CA

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 2,500,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for TARTA
Outcome:
Results:
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Penny sales tax designed to bring in $100 billion over 40 years for major investments to target Bay Area gridlock

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Honolulu, HI

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome:
Results:
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Resolution to dissolve HART (specially made agency to oversee project) and divert responsibility of Honolulu Rapid Transit Project to Honolulu DOT

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Pinellas County, FL

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 100,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome:
Results:
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Half-cent sales tax for transportation and transit

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Lucas County, OH

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 31,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 31,000,000
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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San Antonio, TX

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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Redirects a 1/8 cent sales tax away from water quality protection and trailway programs towards mass transit

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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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Lucas County, OH

Election Date: March 17, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 13,200,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 13,200,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for TARTA
Outcome:
Results:
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Renews two existing property tax levies as a safety net until a sales tax measure can be finalized and voted on in November

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Hamilton County, OH

Election Date: March 17, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 130,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 100,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: $100 million would go to Cincinnati Metro, and the remaining revenue would go towards road improvements
Outcome:
Results:
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.8% sales tax increase for transportation

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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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Contra Costa County, CA

Election Date: March 3, 2020
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Funding is split between transit and road improvements
Outcome:
Results:
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Half-cent sales tax measure is expected to generate $3.6 billion over its projected 35-year lifespan

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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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Oklahoma City, OK

Election Date: December 10, 2019
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 122,250,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,087,500,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: $87 million is designated for public transit over 8 years.
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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Continuation of a 1 cent sales tax over 8 years to fund 16 projects, including improving public transit

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Norman, OK

Election Date: November 12, 2019
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 2,500,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 2,500,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue will go to improvements in public transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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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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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: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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Bond for $427 million in transport projects, including bus 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: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed
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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: Loss for Transit
Results: Passed
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Lowers and repeals a number of vehicle- and transportation-related taxes

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Harris County, TX

Election Date: November 5, 2019
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 3,500,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 3,500,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is designated for the Metropolitan Transit Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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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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Lake County, OH

Election Date: November 5, 2019
Type: General
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would go to Laketran
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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0.25 percent sales tax for 10 years to benefit Laketran

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Columbia County, OR

Election Date: November 5, 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: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed
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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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Cincinnati, OH

Election Date: November 5, 2019
Type: General
Revenue Type: Earnings Tax Repeal
Transit Revenue Explanation: The measure would take revenue away from public transit only if that revenue is replaced by a sales tax passed next year, which would earn more for transit overall.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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Repeals a .3% city earnings tax that goes to SORTA if and only if it is replaced by passing a countywide sales tax for transportation in 2020. This measure has the support of transit advocat …

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Albuquerque, NM

Election Date: November 5, 2019
Type: General
Revenue Type: Receipts Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 38% of the revenue is to be spent on transit.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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Renewal of a 1/4-cent gross receipts tax for transportation

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Albuquerque, NM

Election Date: November 5, 2019
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 3,130,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 3,130,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for improvements in public transportation
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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$3,130,000 bond measure for improvements in public transportation

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Statewide, ME

Election Date: November 5, 2019
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 105,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: $15 million is designated for a fund that could go to transit, among other improvements such as pedestrian and bike infrastructure.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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$105 million in general obligation bonds for transportation infrastructure projects

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San Francisco, CA

Election Date: November 5, 2019
Type: General
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: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 68%-32%
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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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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: Win for Transit
Results: Failed, 62%-38%
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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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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: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 63%-37%
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Renewal of .2 mill tax for Redi-Ride curb to curb transit service

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Chelan and Douglas Counties, WA

Election Date: August 6, 2019
Type: Primary
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: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 56%-44%
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A 0.2% sales tax increase (.1 per year over two years) to fund Link Transit.

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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