The repealers are backed by four transportation experts that pro-tax promoters have chosen to ignore in favor of their "visions" that trump reality!
Public transportation is essential. For better air quality, saving time and money, and combatting congestion, we should keep our transit system, and the transit tax.
Hopping on the bus is a twice-a-day thing for Quinetta Leak. The bus gets her to and from her job as a housekeeper at a local hospital.Leak’s now worried about a possible repeal of the half-cent sales tax next week. Not because of light rail, but because of her bus ...
INCREASES congestion, cost $10B, REQUIRES more people. PHASE2 USES PROPERTY TAX, We projected this in 1998, PLEASE listen this time, end the madness.
The upcoming vote to repeal the transit tax is critical to correcting Charlotte’s flawed transportation plan. Our transportation plan is flawed because it does not address the rapidly increasing road congestion we will see in the coming years due to the growth we are experiencing. Estimates are that by 2030 ...
I'm adamantly for the repeal because the tax and transit it supports isn't about alleviating congestion but directing development. Private development shouldn't require my money!
"I have lived in seven rail cities on three continents and see a mismatch between “vision” and what is practical for Mecklenburg’s future transit needs."
Tax us $8.9 billion for “transit” but transit is only 3% of travel, spend 57% of funds on 3% of us - irrational & very fishy.
Repeal-it's time the lies,misrepresentations, & UNFUNDED promises cease. Hopefully sometime in the future the politicians will not owe their soles to the uptown interests.
The transit plan is unworkable. 66% of the money has been spent on buses. It is impossible to build the plan with this existing tax.
"It’s time for Mecklenburg to tackle issues that really matter – roads, schools, crime, etc. – not spend billions on trains that will further decay our infrastructure."
You probably think the transit tax is confusing enough, but wait until you see the ballot. The wording may throw you off.The ballot doesn't ask if you want to keep the transit tax. It asks if you want to repeal it. So, if you don't like the tax, vote for ...
Repeal would jeopardize transportation funding, adversely affect the entire city budget due to construction debt and possible reimbursement of federal and state funding.
To reduce future traffic congestion, improve transit service, ensure tax fairness, protect our environment, and enhance ongoing economic opportunities, Mecklenburg residents should Vote Against Repeal.
Transit helps put people to work. A repeal would hurt working people. I am against hurting working people. I, therefore, oppose repealing the transit tax.
When merchandise is bought in Mecklenburg County, one-half percent of the sales tax goes for mass transit – equaling more than $60 million each year.Roughly two-thirds of that money goes to buses, while less than one-third is for the light rail line.Next Tuesday, voters will get to decide whether buyers ...
Repeal measure on the Public Transit 1/2 Cent Sales Tax scheduled for November 2007 ballot: If repeal is approved, tax ceases July 1, 2008 (FY2009 budget). Projected Revenue from ½ Cent Sales Tax in FY2009: $77M Uses of the ½ Cent Sales Tax: Service Scenarios and Resulting Impacts if ½ ...
"Elected officials have long ago abandoned being problem solvers for our schools, crime and especially our transit spending. Make them statespeople again, vote for repeal."
"Vote AGAINST repeal! The transit system is an investment in our future. We're building it for our children and grandchildren."