The Center for Transportation Excellence (CFTE) released a chart showing that 44 of the 57 transportation measures on the ballot in 2010 have passed, for an overall success rate of 77%.
“Yesterday’s results at the ballot box reaffirm a decade worth of data demonstrating voters’ overwhelming support for investment in public transportation,” said CFTE Executive Director Jason Jordan. “Despite the economy and conventional political wisdom about opposition to taxes, voters acknowledged that thoughtful, targeted investments in their communities are vital to restoring and sustaining prosperity.”
2010 marked the highest number of measures brought to the ballot in the last ten years.
Notable wins in this year’s ballots include:
- A $120 million dollar, six-year program in Fairfax County, Virginia, that will see 400 Metrorail cars, and 500 Metrobuses, the building of new bus garages, maintenance on Metro equipment, and the improvement of safety on any and all Metro equipment;
- A $34.1 million dollar program in Arlington County, Virginia, that will support the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, as well as pedestrian, road, and transportation projects;
- A $90 million dollar investment in Austin, Texas, that will address city issues including sidewalks, bike paths, trails, and transit infrastructure.