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CFTE tracks and analyzes public transportation ballot measures from across the country, past and present.

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Public Transit Measures on the Ballot
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$$ Revenue Total
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Statewide, CO

Election Date: November 2, 2021
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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Sonoma, CA

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 26,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 35% of the revenue is split between bus, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements
Outcome:
Results:
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Early renewal of a tax for road, bus, bicycle, and pedestrian projects

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Fairfax County, VA

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 40,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 40,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue goes to WMATA for transit improvements
Outcome: TBD
Results:
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$160 million bond referendum to raise money for 4, $40 million yearly payments to WMATA

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Bellingham, WA

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 5,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 20% of revenue goes towards Climate Action Programs and projects related to bus service
Outcome:
Results:
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Renewal of.a .2% sales tax for transportation, including funding Sunday service for the Whatcom Transportation Authority

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St. Louis, Ithaca, and Pine River Township, MI

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 240,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 240,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to Alma Transit
Outcome:
Results:
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Seeks a 1-mill levy to join the Alma Transit system. Must pass all three jurisdictions individually for the measure to pass.

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Gwinnett County, GA

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 404,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 404,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue would fund a variety of transit expansions in the region
Outcome:
Results:
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30-year, 1% sales tax for transit expansion in the county, including money for bus and rail expansion, expected to raise a total of $12 billion

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Austin, TX

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 175,000,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: The project includes huge investments in roads, transit, and combatting displacement from new construction
Outcome:
Results:
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8.5-cent, no-sunset increase in city property tax to help fund Capital Metro’s $7 billion Project Connect plan

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Newton County, GA

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 11,200,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 400,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: While the ballot language does not specify how much revenue goes to transit, committee recommendations set aside $2mil over 5 years
Outcome:
Results:
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1% TSPLOST sales tax for transportation and transit

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Seattle, WA

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 45,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 45,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome:
Results:
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Renews a .1% sales tax for the Seattle Transportation Benefit District and raises it to .15% for 6 years

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Portland, OR

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 350,000,000
Revenue Type: Payroll Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: 56% of the planned improvements are transit-related
Outcome:
Results:
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A 0.75% payroll tax on employers to fund a $7 billion transportation plan

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San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San Mateo, CA

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 100,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 100,000,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue would provide a dedicated funding source for Caltrain
Outcome:
Results:
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1/8 cent sales tax to fund Caltrain electrification

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San Antonio, TX

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 38,500,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 38,500,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome:
Results:
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Redirects a 1/8 cent sales tax away from water quality protection and trailway programs towards mass transit after four years if another temporary measure to direct the funding to COVID-19 r …

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Missoula, MT

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 3,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 3,000,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Revenue would go to Mountain Line
Outcome:
Results:
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20-mill levy for Mountain Line to expand weekend service, increase bus frequency, convert buses to electric, and support the Zero Fare program

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Bend, OR

Election Date: November 3, 2020
Type: General
Total Revenue ($): 190,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 7,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: $7 million is designated for improvements in public transportation
Outcome:
Results:
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$190 million bond for capital transportation projects. Collection of new taxes would be delayed until 2022 to protect taxpayers from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kalkaska County, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 210,500
Known Transit Revenue ($): 210,500
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to KPTA
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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5-year, .2498 millage renewal for the Kalkaska Public Transit Authority

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Midland County, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 865,217
Known Transit Revenue ($): 865,217
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to public transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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5-year millage renewal for the Midland County Connection

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Escanaba, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2020
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to DATA
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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5-year millage renewal for Delta Area Transit Authority

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Genesee County, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 11,885,622
Known Transit Revenue ($): 11,885,622
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to MTA
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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5-year, 1.225 mill levy replacing two millages totaling .825 mills for MTA

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Frenchtown Township, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 902,445
Known Transit Revenue ($): 902,445
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to Lake Erie Transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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3-year .75 millage renewal for Lake Erie Transit

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Clinton County, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 1,970,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,970,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to CATA
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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Increase a .1996 millage for the Blue Bus to .6996 mills for 4 years

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Arenac County, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2020
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to Arenac County Transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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5-year, .6 millage for Arenac County Transit, the first millage in the agency’s history

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Ogemaw County, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 287,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 287,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to Ogemaw County Public Transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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.3 millage for Ogemaw County Public Transit in addition to its current operating millage

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Ludington and Scotville, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 370,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 370,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to LMTA
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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5-year, .12267 mill tax for the Ludington Mass Transportation Authority

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Iosco County, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 174,761
Known Transit Revenue ($): 174,761
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to Iosco Transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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5-year, .145 millage renewal for Iosco Transit

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Marquette County, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 1,460,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,460,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to Marquette County Transit Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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Millage renewal and increase for Marquette County Transit Authority

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Wexford County, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2020
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to CWTA
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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Renewal of .6 mill tax for Cadillac Wexford Transit Authority

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Spring Lake Township, MI

Election Date: August 4, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 505,402
Known Transit Revenue ($): 505,402
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds would go to Harbor Transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed
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.7 millage for Harbor Transit

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Statewide, ME

Election Date: July 14, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 105,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 15,000,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: $15 million would go to multimodal transit-related facilities and equipment
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 77%-23%
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$105 million transportation bond with $15 million for multimodal facilities/equipment related to transit

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Parkersburg, WV

Election Date: June 9, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 2,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 2,000,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue goes to fund the Easy Rider transit system
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 80%-20%
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Renewal of a mass transit levy for bus services through the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority

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Vienna, WV

Election Date: June 9, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 800,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 800,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue goes to fund the Easy Rider transit system
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 85%-15%
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Renewal of a mass transit levy for bus services through the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority

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Huntington, WV

Election Date: June 9, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 1,760,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,760,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: The revenue helps fund TTA's operating costs and capital projects
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 79%-21%
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Renewal of levy for Tri-State Transit Authority

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Monongalia County, WV

Election Date: June 9, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 1,994,843
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,994,843
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All funds go to The Monongalia County Urban Mass Transportation Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 66.5%-33.5%
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Renewal of a mass transit levy for the Monongalia County Urban Mass Transportation Authority

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Fort Gratiot, MI

Election Date: May 5, 2020
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 268,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 268,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would go to BWAT
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 70%-30%
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Renewal of .617 millage for Blue Water Area Transit

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Port Huron, MI

Election Date: May 5, 2020
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 377,500
Known Transit Revenue ($): 377,500
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would go to BWAT
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 71%-29%
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Renewal of .617 millage for Blue Water Area Transit

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Lucas County, OH

Election Date: April 28, 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: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 66%-34%
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Renews TARTA’s 1.0 mill levy for 10 years as a safety net while the agency pursues a sales tax

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Belmont and Jefferson Counties, OH

Election Date: April 28, 2020
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for EORTA
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 73%-27%
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Three year renewal of 2.5 mill tax for Eastern Ohio Regional Transit Authority in the parts of each county that fall in EORTA’s service area

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Hamilton County, OH

Election Date: April 28, 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: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 50.5%-49.5%
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.8% sales tax increase for transportation

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Anchorage, AK

Election Date: April 7, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 5,095,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,986,000
Revenue Type: Bond
Transit Revenue Explanation: Almost 2 million is designated for transit-related improvements
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 59%-41%
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A $5mil bond measure for transit improvements and public safety improvements

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Benzie County, MI

Election Date: March 10, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 600,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 600,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would go to Benzie Bus
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 80%-20%
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.49 millage renewal for Benzie Bus

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Clare County, MI

Election Date: March 10, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 200,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 200,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would go to Clare County Transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 57%-43%
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.2 mill tax for public transit

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New Haven Township, MI

Election Date: March 10, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 15,497
Known Transit Revenue ($): 15,497
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would go to SATA
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 63%-37%
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.3 mill tax levy for four years to become a participating governmental unit in the Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency

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Lansing, MI

Election Date: March 10, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 19,000,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 19,000,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue goes to the Capital Area Transportation Authority
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 72%-28%
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5 year renewal of a .3 mill tax for the Capital Area Transportation Authority

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Kalamazoo County, MI

Election Date: March 10, 2020
Type: Primary
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would go to Kalamazoo Metro
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 70%-30%
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5 year, .9 mill tax for public transit, replacing and increasing a tax expiring in 2020

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Van Buren County, MI

Election Date: March 10, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 800,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 800,000
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue is for transit
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 69%-31%
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Renewal of a .2471 mill tax for transit for four years

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Saginaw Township, MI

Election Date: March 10, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 1,428,294
Known Transit Revenue ($): 1,428,294
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would go to STARS
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 71%-29%
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3.2 mill tax for the STARS transit service (renewing the expiring 3 mill tax and adding .2 mills)

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Manistee County, MI

Election Date: March 10, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 579,847
Known Transit Revenue ($): 579,847
Revenue Type: Property Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: All revenue would go to MCT
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 68%-32%
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Millage renewal and increase to .5 mills for Manistee County Transportation Dial-a-Ride

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Marin and Sonoma Counties, CA

Election Date: March 3, 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: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 51% yes - 49% no
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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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Contra Costa County, CA

Election Date: March 3, 2020
Type: Primary
Total Revenue ($): 102,857,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 56,120,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: Funding is split between transit and road improvements
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Failed, 51% yes - 49% no
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Half-cent sales tax measure is expected to generate $3.6 billion over its projected 35-year lifespan (required a 2/3 majority to pass)

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Redlands, CA

Election Date: March 3, 2020
Type: Primary
Revenue Type:
Transit Revenue Explanation:
Outcome:
Results: Failed, 35%-65%
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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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Oklahoma City, OK

Election Date: December 10, 2019
Type: Special
Total Revenue ($): 122,250,000
Known Transit Revenue ($): 87,500,000
Revenue Type: Sales Tax
Transit Revenue Explanation: $87 million is designated for public transit over 8 years.
Outcome: Win for Transit
Results: Passed, 71.7%-28.3%
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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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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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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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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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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