November 9, 2016 – Our short summaries of each of the top 30 ballot initiatives at stake last night follow, in alphabetical order, below.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Ballot measure
November 9, 2016 – Beyond the contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, voters made enduring decisions on nearly transportation 400 ballot measures in their states, counties, and cities yesterday.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 6:00 a.m. Well, let’s just say that very few people saw that one coming. Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. Hillary Clinton called him to concede the race at around 2:40 a.m. Shortly t… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.
November 4, 2016 – Next week Virginia Beach will vote on a $243.1 million project to build 3.5 miles of light rail that connects with neighboring Norfolk’s starter line, The Tide.
November 4, 2016 – Here at Eno, we are closely tracking not just the Presidential drama and the House and Senate races, but also the hundreds and hundreds of transportation ballot measures and initiatives are up for vote on November 8. As we’ve written, we believe the way these measures got on the ballot and the message voters will send means a future of more citizen involvement in the decisions that shape their communities and regions.
Eno has compiled a list of the states that have measures up for vote on Election Day and will continue updating this database. Americans in nearly half the 50 states will vote on hundreds of measures and initiatives that would support a range of transportation investments in their cities, regions and communities. By our count, there is over $450 billion at stake.
Arguably the most important transportation measure to go before voters is in metropolitan Detroit. Residents there will decide on an ambitious $4.6 billion plan to build out a rail and bus transit system for the largest American region without one.
October 26, 2016 – The Eno Center for Transportation has compiled a database of 375 state and local ballot initiatives in 26 states relating to transportation (the vast majority of which involve funding) that are up for a vote on Election Day. Together, the ballot questions could raise a quarter-billion dollars for transportation infrastructure.
While all eyes are on the Presidential election this November, this year will also bring a flurry of transportation-related ballot measures as cities, states, and metropolitan areas seek expansions and maintenance of their infrastructure.
October 14, 2016 – On November 8 the Motor City will vote on a $4.6 billion light rail and bus rapid transit plan for Southeast Michigan. The core goal of this ambitious plan is to provide a far-reaching public transit system for the largest American city that has never had one.
September 22, 2016 – This November, the power of the state and local governments in the American electoral process will be forcefully demonstrated.
November 10, 2014 – Voters in numerous states and localities sent mixed messages on transportation and infrastructure ballot initiatives in last week’s elections. Upon further analysis, a few patterns emerge.
BY JONI EARL Chief Executive Officer Sound Transit Many transit agencies were hit hard by the recession; what added dimension to Sound Transit’s experience was passing a $17.8 billion expansion measure on November 4, 2008, literally the eve of the financial chaos.