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Voters across the USA are facing dozens of public transport ballot initiatives this coming November 2nd – many of them rail transit initiatives. These include:
· Several tax increment proposals in California to help fund regional rail expansion...
· A nonbinding question in Miami Beach to assess whether BayLink, the light rail transit "trolley" system planned to move people around South Beach and connect to downtown Miami, should be built...
· Measures in Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC to approve bonds for upgrading and expanding the Washington Metro rail rapid transit system.
In addition, a particularly controversial "monorail recall" ballot initiative in Seattle asks voters to decide whether to allow the use of city rights of way to construct the monorail system approved in a previous vote in 2002. (Problems that have emerged with the "Green Line" monorail project have sparked a public backlash against the project.)
However, by far the most important ballot initiatives for rail transit expansion are coming before voters in Phoenix, Denver, and Austin. Here's a closer examination of these initiatives and the issues involved.
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