KP commuters on streetcar

We continue to buy into the “public” in public transportation funding

It warms my heart to see so many progressive, forward-thinking cities continue to invest in their economies through public transportation projects. Here a few of the latest wins across the country:

  • Houston’s METRONext plan includes 75 miles of BRT (bus rapid transit) service, 16 miles of light rail service, expanded HOV/HOT lanes, 290 miles of optimized bus service, and additional signature bus service.
  • Denver citizens voted to create a new government agency to manage planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the city’s transportation networks, and take the load off the public works department.
  • Cincinnati citizens voted 76% in favor of revamping and increasing the county’s transit funding for next year by restructuring earnings tax and sales tax.
  • Voters in Albuquerque agreed to a receipts tax and bond measure to increase funding for public transportation.
  • Maine voters agreed to a $105M bond measure to enhance public transportation services, ports, harbors, airports, railroads, and bicycle/pedestrian trails.
  • Lake County, OH residents voted to approve a .25% sales tax to support Laketran Transit Agency.

 

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