Regional Ballot Initiatives
It's common across the United States for local voters to decide whether to fund transportation projects. In Colorado, Kansas, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and many other states, cities or counties bring proposals directly to the public. Transit, roads, bikeways and more projects are often funded through locally-assessed taxes. But not yet in Massachusetts.
- Read the Metropolitan Area Planning Council fact sheet on regional ballot initiatives and learn about pending legislation that would make this possible in Massachusetts cities and towns.
- See our blog post on transportation projects that have been approved by local voters and learn about how regional ballot initiatives have been successful all around the U.S.