Streetsblog Election Guide

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You don’t need me to tell you that there is a lot riding on next Tuesday’s election.  To help anyone who has yet to make a decision on the presidential election, Prop 1A, Measure R, or local planning and transportation measures, I’m including a nearly complete set of links to Streetsblog stories about what’s going to be on our ballot this fall.  Consider the comments section a place to put links to any other writing you’ve seen on the election or to let us know how you’re going to vote.

Presidential Election

Where They Stand: Obama and McCain on Transportation

Palin Weighs In Against Pollution Fees for Ports of LA and Long Beach

Sarah Palin, Transit Advocate?

From Denver: Dems Discuss Funding Woes; Biden Says "Amtrak"

McCain Impressed by US Trains, So Long as They Don’t Stay in US

Obama Calls for Investment in Regional Intercity Rail

Obama: I’ll Boost Funds for Bike-Ped Projects If Elected

Measure R

A Look at the BRU’s "No on the Six" Ballot Campaign

"Yes on Measure R" Breaks Its Silence

Dana Gabbard: More Reasons to Vote for Measure R

Proposition 1A

Dana Gabbard: Yes on High Speed Rail

Santa Monica’s Proposition T

Architect’s Op/Ed Against Proposition T

Voter’s Guide: Santa Monica’s Prop. T

Redondo Beach’s Measure DD and Measure EE

Competing Ballot Propositions to Curb Development in Redondo Beach

Beverly Hills Special Ballot Initiative

Voter Guide: Residents Fight Hotel and Condo Development in Beverly Hills

Photo: Kangster/Flickr

  • Here, I’ll start.

    Personally, I’m voting enthusiastically for Obama, and Proposition 1A.

    I’m also voting for Measure R, unenthusiastically.

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Today’s Headlines

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Measure R Spends Enough on Highways for AAA (Bottleneck Blog) Police Chase Suspect.  Suspect Runs Down Ped. (LAist) Some "Bike Routes" Don’t Make Any Sense (Times) Cycling Booming Around the World, Except Where It Isn’t (WaPo) Chinese Move on High-Speed Rail, Bus Rapid Transit (TRE, China BRT) McCain Ad Casts Obama as Friend of Big […]

On Election Day, Reading the Transportation TEA Leaves

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Though we found plenty of fodder this election season, transportation policy never emerged as a consistent talking point in the presidential race. This is more than a little surprising, considering the sad state of American infrastructure and the importance of same to this country’s economic and strategic well-being. Then again, what kind of dialogue can […]

Ad Nauseam: Pocket

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Over the last couple of weeks, the issue of gas prices and energy have played a major role in the presidential campaign.  By now you’re probably familiar with the warring campaign ads between John McCain, Barack Obama and Paris Hilton, arguing over which presidential candidate has the best energy plan and what their opponent’s plan […]

Introducing, the “Measure J Page”

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As we approach election day, there’s going to be a lot of discussion of Measure J. Measure J is the proposed extension of the 2008 Measure R transit tax that is set to expire in 2039. Measure J would extend, not increase, the tax until 2069 allowing Metro to bond against future revenue to build […]

Get Involved with Half Cent Sales Tax Project List

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If you want to see more projects such as the Downtown Connector, Tell Metro It seems more and more likely that a half cent sales tax measure is going to appear on this fall’s presidential election ballot. This measure would increase the sales tax throughout LA County by a half cent per dollar spent with […]

Sarah Palin, Transit Advocate?

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John McCain may not be big on public transportation, but as mayor of a small town in Alaska, his running mate Sarah Palin secured millions in federal earmarks for rail and bus projects. The Washington Post reports that during Palin’s two terms as mayor of Wasilla, when it had a population of 6,700, the town […]