Transit Funding

February 16, 2017, 2pm PST
Look on Seattle's King County with envy, fans of late-night transit service.
The Urbanist
February 4, 2017, 9am PST
Waiting for the funding to back up a transit plan can be brutal—especially when the calendar says February you thought you approved a transit-funding tax in the November election.
Nuvo
January 5, 2017, 10am PST
The Purple Line subway extension is picking up momentum in Los Angeles. With construction already underway on the first phase, the second phase should commence in 2018.
The Source
December 30, 2016, 11am PST
The carrot at the end of a possible re-organization of the state of Georgia's regional transportation agencies would come in the shape of state funding for transit.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 22, 2016, 12pm PST
A transit funding formula, courtesy of Vancouver, British Columbia: Sell 13.8-acre property for $440 million; use cash to finance transit improvements.
Business in Vancouver
Blog post
December 5, 2016, 6am PST
The conventional progressive wisdom is that the Trump Administration will be bad for cities and for transit users. But in recent decades, a unified Republican government has been better for public transit than a divided government.
Michael Lewyn
November 30, 2016, 9am PST
Fifteen municipal or regional bus services in Los Angeles County that receive funding from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be among the first to benefit from a newly approved transportation sales tax.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
November 11, 2016, 11am PST
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee adopted the most comprehensive and expansive version of the nMotion plan. Now they have to fund all those big ideas.
The Tennessean
October 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
The DART Board decided to move forward with a financial plan that funds both the Cotton Belt light rail line and the D2 subway.
Dallas News
September 10, 2016, 9am PDT
There's a tug of war underway in Pennsylvania over $450 million a year in funding for public transit generated by the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 21, 2016, 5am PDT
Transit investments in Marion County, Indiana, could be funded through a proposed increase of income taxes. The proposed funding referendum has the backing, and the phone-banking, of a coalition of local church congregations.
Indystar
August 5, 2016, 8am PDT
The $54 billion ST3 plan would add 62 miles of light rail over 25 years.
Seattle Transit Blog
July 19, 2016, 9am PDT
The editorial board of the Toronto Star picks a side in the policy debate over highway tolling.
The Toronto Star
April 6, 2016, 9am PDT
The U.S Department of Transportation has announced a competitive grant funding opportunity designed specifically for bus transit.
Mass Transit
March 27, 2016, 11am PDT
The campaign for the Sound Transit 3 ballot initiative is underway in Seattle, after local officials released a draft plan that charts a $50 billion build out of light rail in the region.
The Seattle Times
March 23, 2016, 5am PDT
A half-cent sales tax to fund an expansion of MARTA has been paired back to $2.5 billion and the city limits of Atlanta instead of $8 billion for the region, but Atlanta voters will have a chance to decide on the new tax despite its near demise.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 25, 2016, 10am PST
A once-in-a-generation moment for transit is taking shape in Atlanta.
Streetsblog USA
February 12, 2016, 8am PST
Traditionally pro-transit organizations have come out against a proposal to create a new payroll tax to fund bus transit improvements.
The Oregonian
January 25, 2016, 2pm PST
Following in the footsteps of Seattle, which recently followed a similar narrative arc, the city of Spokane will go back to the ballot for transportation funding, leaving the county of Spokane to its own devices.
The Spokesman-Review
December 26, 2015, 7am PST
The voters of Austin rejected a $1 billion transportation bond in 2014, but transit advocates and Capital Metro staff are already reorganizing to make a new pitch for transit in the quickly growing city.
Community Impact Newspaper