Rhode Island voters March 2 overwhelmingly approved a $71.7 million transportation funding bond. The measure received the highest support–over 80 percent– of seven bonds in a special election, including questions on housing, education and the arts.

Rhode Island voters have approved 22 bond measures since 2008. In the past 10 years state voters passed seven statewide and local transportation investment measures to generate $270 million, including the latest bond.

“Today, Rhode Islanders had the opportunity to build a stronger, brighter future for our state, and we did just that,” said state Treasurer Seth Magaziner. “In times of great crisis, we need to be bold and with these bond measures, Rhode Islanders are spurring local job creation, making ourselves more competitive in the regional and global market and jumpstarting a broad-based recovery from COVID-19.”

Visit ARTBA-TIAC’s dashboard for more information on transportation investment ballot measures.