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Greensboro Looks to Double Transit Service

The North Carolina city is exploring ways to expand its transit network.

October 24, 2023 - Human Transit

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Houston Transit Could Lose a Tenth of Sales Tax Revenue

Agency officials say they will continue to make expansion plans in the face of a potentially dramatic reduction in funding.

August 1, 2023 - Houston Chronicle

Gwinnett County, Georgia

Why Gwinnett County Rejected a Transit Tax Again

Coronavirus and a heavy rail project doomed a transit sales tax in Gwinnett County, Georgia, according to this election post-mortem.

November 13, 2020 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Transit Sales Tax Hinges on Local Control in Suburban Atlanta

Gwinnett County voters living have rejected proposals to pay taxes for the MARTA transit system before, so the latest proposal for a transit sales tax is going to great lengths to prove its local control bonafides.

October 1, 2020 - SaportaReport

Regional Transit

A New Ballot Measure Could Increase Caltrain's Funding by $108 Million Per Year

Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco county voters could see a ballot measure to fund an ambitious Caltrain plan with a one-eighth cent sales tax, amounting to more than $100 million dollars per year.

April 12, 2020 - The Mercury News

Atlanta, Georgia

$1.9 Billion Public Financing Plan for Atlanta Mega-Project Headed to Appeal

The sage over The Gulch development project—soon to be renamed Centennial Yards—will continue after project opponents filed an appeal of a June court decision upholding public financing for the project.

August 3, 2019 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Centennial Yards

Court Ruling Clears $1.9 Billion in Public Money for Atlanta Mega-Project

A $5 billion redevelopment project in Atlanta, named Centennial Yards, will receive substantial public support.

July 9, 2019 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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