Transit association: most ballot measure approved by voters

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WASHINGTON – The American Public Transportation Association has released data that indicates voters approved 73 percent of public transportation ballot measures on Nov. 2. Voters in 14 states approved 22 measures out of 30 state and local public transportation-related ballot initiatives, authorizing nearly $500 million over the next five years.
 
Measures that involved rail funding included one in Hawaii, where residents of the city of Oahu voted by 63 percent to create an independent public transportation authority and move forward with the proposed rail project on the island. Not all public transportation ballot initiatives involved raising new funds. Proposition 22, a California constitutional amendment that passed by 64 percent, prohibits the state from delaying distribution of local tax revenues for transportation and other services. This measure would protect more than $1.8 billion in state and local public transit funding, including fuel tax revenues dedicated to Amtrak California.

For a complete list of 2010 transportation state and local ballot initiatives, go to the Center for Transportation Excellence website at www.cfte.org.
WASHINGTON – The American Public Transportation Association has released data that indicates voters approved 73 percent of public transportation ballot measures on Nov. 2. Voters in 14 states approved 22 measures out of 30 state and local public transportation-related ballot initiatives, authorizing nearly $500 million over the next five years.
 
Measures that involved rail funding included one in Hawaii, where residents of the city of Oahu voted by 63 percent to create an independent public transportation authority and move forward with the proposed rail project on the island. Not all public transportation ballot initiatives involved raising new funds. Proposition 22, a California constitutional amendment that passed by 64 percent, prohibits the state from delaying distribution of local tax revenues for transportation and other services. This measure would protect more than $1.8 billion in state and local public transit funding, including fuel tax revenues dedicated to Amtrak California.

For a complete list of 2010 transportation state and local ballot initiatives, go to the Center for Transportation Excellence website at www.cfte.org.
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