As has often been the case in recent years, voters in the November 1999 elections sent mixed signals concerning rail transit. Colorado voters overwhelmingly endorsed a much-debated Southeast Corridor light rail extension in Denver. On the other hand, five other light rail projects went down to defeat: Hampton Roads, Virginia; Columbus, Ohio; Aspen, Colorado; Kansas City, Missouri; and Orlando, Florida. In a major tax revolt, Washington State voters approved an initiative to repeal the state's motor vehicle excise tax. This brief also highlights a federal court decision blocking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from imposing tougher air pollution controls on ozone and particulates; accommodating older drivers; the sale of SR91 Express Lanes facility in Orange County, California; and "pay as you go" auto insurance.

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    Urban Mobility Corporation

    1634 I Street, NW, Suite 500
    Washington, DC  United States  20006-4003
  • Publication Date: 2000-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • Innovation Briefs
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Urban Mobility Corporation
    • ISSN: 1071-393X

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  • Accession Number: 00790705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 18 2000 12:00AM