December 24, 2020 - -

Passage of transit funding referendums in two large Texas cities hinged on coalition building, learning from past mistakes, project planning and effective outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic, their supporters say.

Voters last month in San Antonio and Austin overwhelmingly approved measures.

In San Antonio, 68% approved a shift of a one-eighth of a cent share of local sales tax to public transit, beginning in 2026. In Austin, a measure to transform transit won roughly 60%.

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