Transit Referendums

The Transit Agency formerly known as the Nashville MTA

Following a Failed Referendum, Nashville Transit Advocates Regroup

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.

June 11, 2019 - TransitCenter

Valley Metro

Voters Could End Approved Light Rail Projects in Phoenix

The future of light rail in Phoenix is in voters' hands.

April 16, 2019 - Arizona Central

Atlanta

Gwinnett County to Vote on Joining MARTA

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.

August 5, 2018 - WSB-TV - Atlanta

Back Alley Development

Nashville's Next Transit Referendum Must Focus on Mobility, Not Development

An article originally posted on Mobility Lab, written by Owain James, looks for lessons from Nashville's failed transit referendum.

May 4, 2018 - Mobility Lab

Downtown Freeway

Nashville Transit Referendum Soundly Beaten at the Ballot Box

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.

May 2, 2018 - Tennessean

MTA/RTA Strategic Plan

Critics See Transit as Old Fashioned

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.

April 8, 2018 - Tennessean

Nashville

Nashville Transit Tax Headed for May Ballot

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.

February 12, 2018 - Tennessean

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