Thursday, December 13, 2012

Two Streetcar Wins to Complete Election Season 2012!

On December 3, 73% of voters in a special tax district in Los Angeles voted by mail-in ballot to approve a special assessment for a downtown streetcar!

On December 11, 64% of voters in a special tax district in Kansas City approved a 25-year, one-cent sales tax increase and special assessments on commercial and residential properties to support a downtown streetcar.

With these final two measures of the year, 2012 stands with a 79% success rate for transit ballot measures. Voters were asked to decide on 62 measures, the most of any year since CFTE began monitoring in 2000. The long-term success rate for such transit is 72%.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Save the Date for TIC 2013!

The 2013 Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference will be held in Atlanta, GA on June 23 - 26, 2013.  Join us to prepare for your community's next transit measure by engaging with elected officials, campaign managers, agency & MPO staff, coalition members, and transit advocates to learn from the great transit campaigns of the past few years!

More information will be available here in the coming weeks. See you in Atlanta!

Courtesy of the Metro Atlanta Chamber