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

November 4, 2014 | Author: John Fineran

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:MoveMDweb

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: John Fineran

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:MoveMDweb

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: John Fineran

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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Vote YES on Transportation Funding Bill – For More Jobs & Better Commutes

March 22, 2013 | Author:MoveMDweb

Today the Maryland General Assembly will vote on the first major transportation funding package since the state gas tax was last adjusted for inflation in 1992.  The House bill (HB 1515) would retain the current 23.5-cent gas tax at current levels, but index it to inflation, and also apply a 1% sales tax to gasoline sales at the wholesale level, which would increase to 2% by January 2015, with further increases possible depending on federal action on an expected move in Congress to impose an national internet sales tax.  If Congress enacts such a tax,...regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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