July 26, 2019 – Support for capital investments in public transit is high in the United States. Evidence for this can be found in measures for new investments that voters approve with regularity at the ballot box, the state legislatures raising their own sources for capital projects, and the widespread recognition that boosting ridership requires investment in the right priorities.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Ballot measure
This week, Eno released an important new paper from UCLA’s Michael Manville about one of the most significant transportation ballot measures in recent years. Los Angeles County voters approved Measure M in November 2016.
January 9, 2018 – Voters across 34 states approved nearly $41 billion in new transportation investments last year, according to Eno’s new issue brief about the 2018 transportation ballot measures.
December 10, 2018 – Voters in Baton Rouge, LA, approved over the weekend a 30-year, half-cent sales tax increase to fund road improvements, bringing the total amount of transportation funding approved at the ballot box in 2018 to $40.89 billion.
November 27, 2018 – Voters in Florida approved far more funding for transportation at the ballot box this year than voters in any other state, according to Eno’s ongoing analysis of the 2018 transportation ballot measures.
November 15, 2018 – Voters approved far more ballot measures to raise money primarily for roads than for any other mode, but transit and multimodal measures will raise more dollars over the next 20 years, according to Eno’s latest analysis of the 2018 transportation ballot measures.
November 16, 2018 – In both the Missouri and California gas tax ballot measures last week, much of the credit (or blame) goes to the people who determined the precise phrasing of the titles and short summaries of the measures that actually appeared on the ballot.
November 8, 2018 – On Tuesday’s ballot, Colorado voters faced two opposing statewide transportation measures. Both failed by roughly the same margin in this latest attempt to deal with funding challenges as the state’s transportation infrastructure needs fail to keep pace with its growing population.
Updated December 10, 2018 – Voters approved over $33 billion for transportation on Election Day and over $40 billion for transportation in total for 2018.
November 8, 2018 – Voters approved five of the 10 largest transportation ballot measures by dollar amount this Election Day, with four failing and one still too close to call.
November 7, 2018 – Voters considered over 300 transportation-related ballot measures this Election Day. While Eno will have much more extensive analysis in the coming weeks, key transportation ballot measures generally fared well, with some noteworthy exceptions.
November 2, 2018 – There are at least 291 transportation measures on the ballot this November to go along with the 196 that have already appeared before voters earlier this year. Eno is tracking these measures and has released a comprehensive listing of the 2018 transportation ballot measures.
November 1, 2018 – While voters across 30 states will see transportation ballot measures this Election Day, Coloradans are set to decide on two: one that funds road projects without raising new revenue, and another that raises the sales tax to fund road and multimodal projects.
October 23, 2018 – Washington’s Initiative 1631 (I-1631), the Washington Carbon Emissions Fee and Revenue Allocation Initiative, proposes a fee of $15 per metric ton of industrial, commercial, and transportation-related carbon content.
October 9, 2018 – This November, voters across the country will decide whether they want their city or state to invest more in transportation.
September 4, 2018 – As Eno continues its examination of transportation at the ballot boxduring the 2018 midterm elections, we find that measures to raise revenue are not the only ones attracting attention this year. Lockbox amendments—that dedicate certain revenues to transportation uses—are once again on the ballot.
May 31, 2018 – California voters can weigh in on two separate transportation measures on the ballot next Tuesday, June 5. While the two propositions are unrelated, both are attempts to revisit major state legislation that was passed last year.
November 9, 2017 – A bevy of proposals to increase transportation spending at the state and local level, either through new indebtedness or dedicated tax revenues (or through indebtedness to be repaid by dedicated tax revenues) were largely successful in the November 7 elections.
August 9, 2017 – Local voters in voters in Michigan and Missouri went to the polls and voted down transportation-related measures.
April 27, 2017 – On Election Day, voters considered 436 state and local ballot measures to advise on future transportation projects as well as funding new and existing transportation options through taxes, bonds, and other mechanisms.