Charlotte Residents Vote In Favor of Transit ... Again

The effort to repeal Mecklenburg County's half-cent transit tax was defeated by a wide margin at the polls on Tuesday.

"In 1998, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina voted to enact a half-cent sales tax to support expanded bus service and the construction of a multiple-line mass transit system. After a series of cost overruns a measure to repeal the tax was placed on the ballot for this November's election, just a few weeks short of the opening of Charlotte's first LRT line. Mecklenburg County voters soundly defeated this measure, demonstrating overwhelming support for transit in the Charlotte area."

Thanks to Philip Holleran

Full Story: Tax supporters, foes surprised by margin of victory

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