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

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