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States, counties, cities approve $200B for transportation projects

States, counties, cities approve $200B for transportation projects

USA Today
Bart Jansen , USA TODAY
6:25 p.m. EST November 9, 2016

Transit projects in Los Angeles County and in the Seattle area were among the big winners Tuesday, as voters approved $200 billion worth of ballot initiatives for transportation projects across 22 states, according to a group of contractors and government officials.

The approval represented 69% of 280 measures largely to raise gas, sales, income or property taxes for construction projects, according to the analysis by the advocacy group American Road and Transportation Builders Association. Results are still pending for seven measures.

The biggest projects include:

♦ $120 billion over 40 years to expand roads and transit in Los Angeles County in California, from a 1 cent sales tax... FULL ARTICLE

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