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Transit Referendums

June 11, 2019, 2pm PDT
Last spring, voters resoundingly quashed Let's Move Nashville, a $5.4 billion plan to build out the city's transit options. The plan paid too little attention to current riders, advocates say, and they aim to do things differently.
TransitCenter
April 16, 2019, 8am PDT
The future of light rail in Phoenix is in voters' hands.
Arizona Central
August 5, 2018, 11am PDT
Transit activists celebrated the good news that residents will finally be given the opportunity to join the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority but bemoaned that they would have to wait till March 2020 to vote on the one percent sales tax.
WSB-TV - Atlanta
May 4, 2018, 8am PDT
An article originally posted on Mobility Lab, written by Owain James, looks for lessons from Nashville's failed transit referendum.
Mobility Lab
May 2, 2018, 5am PDT
Transit advocates suffered a resounding defeat in Nashville yesterday. The Let's Move Nashville plan does not have the funding to build-out its ambitiously pro-transit agenda.
Tennessean
April 8, 2018, 11am PDT
Critics of a transit referendum in Nashville see trains and buses as the transportation solutions of the past. According to this thinking, ride-hailing companies and self-driving cars are the future.
Tennessean
February 12, 2018, 8am PST
An historic transit referendum will be on the ballot for Nashville residents in May after some final political maneuvering over the matter of the plan's cost.
Tennessean