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Voters Approve Billions for Local Parks and Natural Areas

Yosemite National Park’s western boundary has expanded to include Ackerson Meadow, above. (Credit Robb Hirsch / The Trust for Public Land)
Voters across the nation approved local and state ballot measures providing more than $6 billion for land conservation, parks, and restoration. Many of the ballot measures called for tax increases or bonds. There were 86 local protection measures on the ballot and 68 passed, providing $6.3 billion for conservation, said Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land. Read more... Read more

Post-Election Outlook for 2017 Design and Construction

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The economy has limped through much of 2016. Some analysts say uncertainty over the U.S. presidential and congressional elections has caused businesses and consumers to hold off committing to construction and other spending. Once the election is finally over, will construction get a bounce or fall into a sinkhole? What are the likely impacts on housing, private nonresidential investment, infrastructure and other public projects? Will labor availability ease or continue to plague many contractors? Are materials prices heading up, down... Read more

How Transit Fared in the 2016 Election

In San Francisco, voters passed two propositions to support transit service expansion. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
In the election, there were a litany of important local, regional and state issues up for a vote including an unprecedented number of transit-related ballot measures. Voters in cities and counties around the U.S. decided on nearly $200 billion in transit funding, the most in any single election in the country’s history. To get a sense of what this trend means moving forward, here’s a look at the 10 largest transit-related ballot measures around the country and what they will... Read more