Washington, DC – The American Public Transportation Association, along with its Center for Transportation Excellence, is tracking results of public transportation-related ballot measures throughout the night. As polls have closed, results have been reported in Cincinnati, OH, Lake County, OH, and Albuquerque, NM, with victories for public transit being reported in all three elections.
“APTA is encouraged to see voters once again choosing increased investment in public transportation when given the choice at the ballot box,” said American Public Transportation Association President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “Public transportation connects people to work, to education, and to healthcare, and it creates jobs and spurs economic development throughout the nation. Voters in communities across America have time and again made it clear that investing in public transportation is a vital part of their communities’ growth. I commend the teams in Cincinnati, Lake County, and Albuquerque for their tremendous work campaigning for better mobility options in their communities.”
APTA will continue monitoring the success of measures throughout the night and will have more coverage tomorrow.
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations which represent a $71 billion industry that directly employs 430,000 people and supports millions of private sector jobs. APTA members are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products.