Thursday, June 27, 2013

In the U.S., since 2000, more than 70% of local ballot measures for #publictransit have passed.

Winning a transit referendum ballot in B.C. will be challenging | Georgia Straight: "The Orange County measure was one of the 13 out of 19 local-public-transit ballot initiatives approved across the U.S. on November 6, 2012, a passage rate of 70 percent. All in all, 46 out of 58 pro-transit initiatives in the U.S. passed in 2012, a rate of more than 79 percent, according to the American Public Transportation Association. The APTA, a group formerly chaired by Diridon, notes that these reflect a long-term trend since 2000 wherein more than 70 percent of public-transit ballot measures have succeeded."