|WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 31, 2022) – With Election Day next Tuesday, public transportation initiatives are on the ballot across the country, and the American Public Transportation Association’s Center for Transportation Excellence (CFTE) will once again be the go-to source for tracking these measures. While the number of measures on the ballot this year is consistent with midterm elections in the past, this year feels different.
So far, transit has been successful in 15 of 17 ballot measures. Major initiatives in Sacramento County, California and Orange County, Florida will collectively bring in billions in transit investments if passed come November.
Alongside these, CFTE is tracking 12 transit-related measures in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, and Virginia. Below you will find a preview of what CFTE has been seeing and what they’re watching for in the coming days.
In Hillsborough County, Florida, a judge had removed their sales tax measures from the ballot due to “misleading ballot language”. Fast forward, another judge issued a stay and Florida voters continue to cast their ballots, even as litigation is ongoing. CFTE is in touch with the campaign and will keep you updated.
As always, you can stay on top of these measures and initiatives by visiting CFTE’s campaign tracker.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public- and private-sector organizations which represent a $80 billion industry that directly employs 448,000 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. www.apta.com