The Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (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. Each one digs into the politics, issues, media, and major players involved in the effort, and a summary of successful campaign “best practices.”

TIAC’s case study on Washington State’s Ballot Measure, Initiative 976, is now available. I-976 was a 2019 ballot measure that decreased or removed multiple transportation taxes and fees, causing a massive reduction in revenue. This study provides a detailed summary of the measure’s effects on Washington transportation and examines how opposing and supporting campaign strategies may have effected voters.

To view other case studies, visit the ‘Campaign Case Studies‘ section of the website.

TIAC attempts to track all ongoing state and local transportation funding and financing developments in real time and reports on them frequently through our blog.  If you would like to contribute information to this effort, please contact the TIAC staff.