The Eno Center provides a list of transportation ballot measures to keep an eye on today.
An article by Robert Puentes and Jonathan Hammond for the Eno Center for Transportation describes the various ballot measures that will affect transportation around the country. “All told, over $130 billion in spending over the next 20 years could be affected.”
The measures include ‘millionaire taxes’ on the ballot in two states (California and Massachusetts), a county sales tax hike in Arizona’s Pinal County, and a 5 cent tax on diesel fuel in Carson City, Nevada. In California, a tax on income above $2 million could raise billions for transportation projects annually. “Eighty percent of the revenue would go to support zero-emissions vehicle infrastructure and purchases, and would target the spending to low-income and disadvantaged communities (the remaining 20 percent is slated for wildfire protection.)”
According to the authors, Denver’s Initiative 307 contains the “most aggressive” pedestrian and bike plans. “Dubbed ‘Denver Deserves Sidewalks’ would raise tens of millions each year to create a master plan for building, fixing, and maintaining the city’s sidewalks.”
The Eno Center will present an analysis of election results on November 10.
Norman, Oklahoma Eliminates Parking Mandates
The city made a subtle, one-word change that frees up developers to build parking based on actual need and eliminates costly unnecessary parking.
Boston Transit Riders Report Safety Concerns
Almost three-quarters of current and former riders report feeling unsafe while using MBTA services.
Boston to Begin Zoning Code Update, Mayor Announces
It’s been nearly 60 years, but the city of Boston is finally ready to do a comprehensive rewrite of its zoning code.
California Air Regulators to Crack Down on Warehouses
Truck traffic to and from Southern California warehouses accounts for as much pollution as refineries, power plants, and other industrial polluters combined.
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A new loan program reduces the bureaucratic hurdles to implementing small-scale climate adaptation projects.
D.C. Delays Bus Lane Enforcement
The program using cameras to ticket drivers who block bus lanes was scheduled to begin this week.
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