14 Nov '17, 11am

Nearly 90% of public transit ballot initiatives pass in 2017

Nearly 90% of public transportation initiatives were approved by voters from coast to coast across the U.S. this year. In the November 7th election, seven of eight initiatives passed with one result still to be determined. Throughout the country this year, voters in 17 states and communities of all sizes voted for increased investment in public transportation, bringing the success rate to nearly 90% (87.5%), according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). "Americans voted with their wallets by taxing themselves to support increased funding for public transportation," said APTA Acting President/CEO Richard A. White. "Voters clearly see the value as public transit connects customers to businesses, and employees to jobs. The voters have spoken loud and clear through the ballot box that funding public transit provides their community a great return on inves...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/government-issues/news/7263...

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