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%.