Ballot Initiatives for Transportation Receive Overwhelming Support

As reported by Better Roads, a number of ballot initiatives to increase or extend funding for highways, bridges, and transit were approved during elections held across the country on November 5. From the article:

Successful ballot measures were approved with 67 percent of the vote, with the approved measures holding a total value of nearly $240 million.

Ballots included 21 initiatives that were not related to congressional races or a presidential election. Of those initiative, 20 were local and one was statewide.

Voters approved four of five bond initiatives; 12 measures for increasing, extending or renewing a sales tax for transportation purposes; and other measures that addressed property taxes, a card room tax and a transaction and use tax.