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VICTORY! – Question 1 Cruises to HUGE Win in Maryland!

November 5, 2014 | Author: John Fineran

Transportation "Lock-Box" Amendment Draws Support from over 80% of Maryland Voters Maryland voters have spoken!  And with their overwhelming approval tonight, the Maryland Constitution will now be amended to prevent the diversion of Transportation Trust Fund revenues to non-transportation purposes.  Any way you look at it, this is a huge victory for Maryland transportation advocates, and passage of Question 1 will help ensure a more stable and predictable funding stream for major transit and road improvements in the Free State for years to come. SMTA is releasing the following statement to...regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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The Final Push – Vote FOR Question 1 – Vote Today!

November 4, 2014 | Author:MoveMDweb

Coalition Press Conference Shines Bright Election-Day Spotlight on Question 1  Today is Election Day, and as Maryland voters headed out to the polls, yesterday's press conference in Annapolis by supporters of Question 1 generated a great deal of media coverage.  Their message was simple - invest in more jobs and a stronger economy, reduced congestion, better roads and transit service, and a better quality of life - vote FOR the transportation "Lock-box" amendment, Question 1.  If you have not yet voted, make sure you do!  Polls are open until 8:00 pm. ...regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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3 Transportation Secretaries Endorse Question 1

November 3, 2014 | Author: John Fineran

Washington Post Editorial, Annapolis Press Conference, Add to Question 1 Momentum as Election Reaches the Home Stretch Today was a big day:  SMTA released a letter signed by three former Maryland Secretaries of Transportation -- David Winstead, John Porcari and Robert Flanagan -- endorsing the Lock-box amendment.  The three former Secretaries served both Republican and Democratic former Governors, reflecting the broad support for Question 1 from across the political spectrum. Read more. Supporters of Question 1 in Maryland -- the Transportation "Lock-box" amendment -- were cheered by a strong editorial in Sunday's...regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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Baltimore Sun Article Calls Transportation Lock-box a ‘No-Brainer’

October 17, 2014 | Author:MoveMDweb

The Baltimore Sun website now features an excellent column submitted by Donald Fry, President of the Greater Baltimore Committee, endorsing the passage of Question 1 on this year's Maryland ballot.  Question 1 would enact a constitutional amendment prohibiting the transfer of dedicated transportation funds for non-transportation purposes, except under emergency circumstances.  SMTA strongly supports passage of Question 1, and welcomes the support from other leading voices from all over Maryland. Here is the link to the Baltimore Sun article, which should appear tomorrow in the print edition. Remember, early voting...regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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Marylanders to Vote on Transportation “Lock Box” Question in November Elections

September 10, 2014 | Author: John Fineran

Maryland voters will have a chance on Tuesday, November 4th, to cast their votes on "Question 1", which would amend the Maryland Constitution to create a "lock box" provision to protect dedicated transportation funds from being diverted to other uses.  SMTA urges Maryland voters to vote FOR QUESTION ONE, as this will make it much harder for future state leaders to "raid" the Transportation Trust Fund, as Governors from both major parties have repeatedly done in the past. A broad coalition of Marylanders is coming together to support Question 1,...regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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Maryland Senate Passes Key Transportation Funding and “Lock Box” Bills

March 29, 2013 | Author:MoveMDweb

Historic Vote Paves the Way for Next Round of Key Road and Transit Projects  SMTA's Top-Priority Bill - HB1515 Passes Senate - Heads to Governor O'Malley for Signature:  Today the Maryland State Senate voted 27 - 20 to approve $4.4 billion in new transportation funding, adding roughly $800 million a year to the state's severely depleted Transportation Trust Fund when fully implemented.  The State Department of Transportation has provided this summary of the bill.  What this means: 57,000 new jobs for Maryland in construction and related industries State funding for major new transit projects like the Purple...regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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