Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Big Win for Transit in St. Louis!
Voters approve Proposition A!
Yesterday, 63% of voters in St. Louis approved a half-cent sales tax increase to support the Metro regional transit system. The measure is expected to generate about $75 million a year and will be used to expand service and restore cuts to bus routes that were made after voters rejected a tax increase in November 2008.
This was the second transit election of 2010 and the second win! A sales tax increase in Walla Walla, WA was approved by 76% of the voters in February. Upcoming elections include a sales tax measure in Bellingham, WA on the April 27 ballot and property tax measures on the ballot in Glen Dale and Huntington,West Virginia on May 11.