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Election 2016 Win: Alameda and Contra Costa Counties Say YES to Measure C1

UPDATE: We’re excited that Measure C1 passed in the November 2016 election!

This measure preserves essential local transit service by extending an existing parcel tax for twenty years, generating $30 million annually.

AC Transit is the East Bay’s largest public transportation provider, serving more people than any other agency for trips within the East Bay. AC Transit provides safe, reliable, and sustainable transportation service with over 180,000 rides per day and over 700,000 paratransit rides annually for people with disabilities. Furthermore, 43% of AC Transit trips are work related, including 13,000 transbay commuters each day.

Measure C1 will:

  • Protect reasonable fares for those who need it most, including youth, seniors, and people with disabilities
  • Provide transportation options that allow for independence and mobility for seniors and people with disabilities
  • Support transportation to areas where people work and attend school
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote alternatives to driving, and
  • Help maintain bus service reliability and on-time performance.

This funding measure was first approved in 2002, and renewed in 2004 and 2008. It expires on June 30, 2019. Measure C1 will renew the measure without increasing taxes. If the measure is not renewed, we risk cutbacks to critical services including 30,000 school trips per day.

Measure C1 is supported by a broad coalition of environmental, civic, business, labor, school, and disability leaders. It requires a 2/3 majority to pass.

Greenbelt Alliance urges voters in Alameda County and Contra Costa County to vote YES on Measure C1.

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