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2008 General Election Ballot Measures: Transportation


Alaska Bond Proposition - State General Obligation Transportation Project Bonds $315,050,000

Summary:Shall the state of Alaska issue its general obligation bonds in the principal amount of not more than $315,050,000 for the purpose of paying the cost of state transportation projects?

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California Proposition 1A - Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act

Summary: Provides for a bond issue of $9.95 billion to establish high-speed train service linking Southern California counties, the Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area; provides that at least 90% of these bond funds shall be spent for specific construction projects, with private and public matching funds required, including, but not limited to, federal funds, funds from revenue bonds, and local funds; requires that use of all bond funds is subject to independent audits; and appropriates money from the General Fund to pay bond principal and interest.

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Colorado Amendment 52 - Severance Tax - Transportation

Summary: An amendment concerning the allocation of revenues from the state severance tax imposed on minerals and mineral fuels other than oil shale. Would require half of the revenues to be credited to the local government severance tax fund and the remaining to be credited first to the severance tax trust fund until an annually calculated limit is reached. After that, the remaining will be credited to a new Colorado transportation trust fund.


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Rhode Island Question 1 - Transportation Bond Act

Summary: Approval of this question will authorize the state to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed $80,000,000 to match federal funds and provide direct funding for improvements to the state's highways, roads and bridges; $3,570,000 to provide funding for commuter rail, and $3,645,000 to purchase and/or rehabilitate buses for the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's bus fleet.

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Washington Initiative Measure No. 985 - Concerns Transportation

Summary: This measure would open high-occupancy vehicle lanes to all traffic during specified hours, require traffic light synchronization, increase roadside assistance funding, and dedicate certain taxes, fines, tolls and other revenues to traffic-flow purposes.

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