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NEWS | TRANSPANDEMIC: CAN BART, AC TRANSIT SURVIVE ECONOMIC TOLL OF CORONAVIRUS?

October 14, 2020

Bay Area public transportation hangs in the balance as ridership, funding plunge due to outbreak. The main objection to the plan was that it would "fail to provide concrete standards or specific requirements," said Monica Mallon.

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NEWS | LISTENING TO VOICES FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: WORK NOW TO BUILD A BETTER BALLOT INITIATIVE FOR 2022

October 2, 2020

The Voices for Public Transportation Coalition is pushing for a progressive revenue source. These funds would boost operations on the transit we already have, and reduce fares. It would boost ridership, create good green jobs, and reduce carbon emissions.

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PRESS RELEASE | POLLING RESULTS

May 7, 2020

A recent poll of likely Bay Area voters showed that an income tax surcharge on incomes over one million dollars is more popular than a sales tax as a way to fund regional transportation improvements. The poll also showed that even amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Bay Area residents see the importance of investing in and improving public transportation in the long term.

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NEWS | "FASTER BAY AREA" HITS THE BRAKES

March 23, 2020

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NEWS ARTICLE | PLAN FOR $100 BILLION BAY AREA TRANSPORTATION 'MEGA MEASURE" ON HOLD, WITH ALL EYES ON CORONAVIRUS

March 17, 2020

“Of course this pandemic changes everything, and a transportation funding measure may not make sense to put on the ballot this year,” said Hayley Currier, policy advocacy manager for the group TransForm, an organization belonging to the coalition, Voices for Public Transportation.

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NEWS ARTICLE | TRANSPORTATION TAXES FLOPPED ON SUPER TUESDAY. IS THAT BAD NEWS FOR THE BAY AREA'S 'MEGA-MEASURE'?

March 5, 2020

“Last night told us that people are tired of sales taxes,” said Currier, whose organization had backed Measure J in Contra Costa County. “It’s time to think about a new way to fund the public transportation we so desperately need. It’s time to ask corporations who profit off of our region to pay their fair share.”

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NEWS | BRAIN TRUST PREPS BAY AREA TRANSPORTATION MEGA MEASURE

August 27, 2019

Voices for Public Transportation meets to gather insight on public transportation mega measure.

 

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