Phoenix, AZ residents voted on Aug. 26, 2015 to approve a 35-year transportation plan. The measure, funded in part by a renewal and increase in the city transportation sales tax from 0.4 percent to 0.7 percent, is expected to generate $31.5 billion total to fund local transit projects.
The Transportation Investment Advocacy Center’s™ latest case study explores how and why Phoenix successfully voted to increase transportation funding. The report also reviews the history of the city’s transportation funding, the factors that contributed to its funding shortfall, and major players involved in the campaign for an increase.
Read the “Phoenix 2015 Ballot Measure: Proposition 104” case study.
The TIAC staff researches and prepares detailed case studies of recent successful—and unsuccessful—state and local legislative and ballot initiative campaigns aimed at increasing transportation infrastructure investment. For each case, the studies dig into the politics, issues, media and major players involved in the effort. To view other case studies, visit the ‘Campaign Case Studies’ tab on the TIAC website.
TIAC attempts to track all ongoing state and local transportation funding and financing developments in real time and reports on them frequently through TranspoAdvocate News. If you would like to contribute information to this effort, please contact the TIAC staff.