St. Louis voters approved a half a cent increase on their sales tax yesterday to support their financially strapped transit system. See the full story here http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/C874357A1CDBF7D1862576FE0011CB85?OpenDocument.
Whatcom Transportation Authority in Bellingham is going to the ballot on April 29th and other fiscally strapped agencies in Washington looking at their revenue options in the months and years ahead. Voters locally in Walla Walla and nationally in St. Louis have yet again affirmed their willingness to pay a little more to preserve and grow their transit service. Hopefully this is a sign of what's to come in other communities asking voters to preserve their service in our State.