3/4 of Public Transportation Measures Approved in 2010
Despite a much-publicized air of hostility to many government functions throughout 2010, voters approved more than three of every four public transportation ballot measures during the year, either at the November 2 elections or earlier. The 56 proposed state and local measures in 18 states were wide-ranging in the aspects of transit funding or support they covered. Some involved new fees, taxes, or bonds, while others didn't dip into voters' wallets. To get a thumbnail sketch of each measure, and its fate at the hands of voters, see:
- Center for Transportation Excellence; press release, American Public Transportation Association, Nov. 3, 2010.