Friday, April 22, 2011

Transit Campaign Websites

As many communities are planning for a ballot measure in November or looking ahead to 2012 elections, it is important to start thinking about the "face" of the campaign. Will the campaign have a dedicated website? Social media presence? It is never too soon to start a general educational campaign to establish a base of Twitter followers or Facebook fans and it can be helpful to raise awareness prior to the announcement of a ballot measure.

Here are some great examples from campaigns scheduled on May 3:

SARTA- Stark County, OH
Website:
http://www.voteforsarta.com/qa
Tagline: SARTA, There When We Need It. Vote for 13.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SupportSARTA


The Rapid-Grand Rapids, MI
Website: http://rapidyes.org/
Tagline: Move Our Community Forward; Move Forward
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rapidyes


Benzie Bus- Benzie County, MI
Website: http://benziebusyes.org/
Tagline: Keep it Rolling!
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benzie-Bus-Yes

Thursday, April 21, 2011

May 3rd Primary Ballot Filling Up with Transportation Measures!

CFTE is monitoring five transportation ballot measures for the May 3, 2011 ballot:

Stark County, OH-- Renewal of a 0.25 percent sales tax for Stark Area Regional Transit Authority bus service

Holland, MI-- Renewal of a 0.4 mill property tax to support to operations of the Macatawa Area Express bus system

Grand Rapids, MI-- A 0.35 mill property tax increase to expand bus service across The Rapid system

Grand Haven Township, MI-- A 0.95 mill property tax increase for Harbor Transit and road/bridge investment

Benzie County, MI--Renewal and Restoration of a 0.5 mill property to support Benzie Bus

Do you know of any others coming up?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Report on Successful St. Louis Measure in 2010

If you are thinking of attending the 2011 TIC Conference then you should first go to http://cfte.org/TIC/TIC2011.asp to register, but after registering check out this new report by The Public Policy Research Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis on the successful transit sales tax measure in St. Louis in 2010!