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Mixed results for transportation ballot measures

Transportation funding propositions around the U.S. faced tough sledding in the November 4th elections. A review of election outcomes nationwide shows that of 32 referenda on the ballot, half passed. In past elections, the passage rate for transportation referenda has been upwards of 70 percent. Historically, funding referenda have faced tougher odds in non-presidential elections,…

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Public opinion getting on board for rail transit

Just two years ago, Hillsborough County voters convincingly rejected a proposed sales tax hike to pay for a major investment in transit, including light rail for commuters. But after 18 months of of public opinion research and the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s recent endorsement of exploration of funding lower-cost transportation improvements – a mix of transportation…

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