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TriMet ballot measures have met mixed success since the agency's 1969 creation.

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[edit] Past ballot measures

  • November 1990: 73 percent of Metro-area voters approve Measure 26-1, issuing $125 million in bonds to extend the Blue Line to Hillsboro and to begin planning for a South-North MAX extension from Clackamas County to Vancouver in Clark County.
  • November 1994: Two-thirds of Metro-area voters approve Measure 8, a $475 million property tax bond to fund light rail from Clackamas County to Vancouver. (This funding deal collapsed the next year, after Clark County voters defeated a $237 million ballot measure to bring light rail across the Interstate Bridge as far as Hazel Dell.)
  • November 1996: 53 percent of Oregon voters reject a $750 million transportation package, referred from the state legislature, that would have helped pay for the South-North rail line.
  • November 1998: 52 percent of Metro-area voters reject Measure 26-74, a $475 million bond measure for the South-North rail line.
  • November 2010: 54 percent of Metro-area voters reject Measure 26-119, a $125 million bond measure that would have renewed the 1990 property tax and put the money toward bus and LIFT replacements and upgrades for 300 inaccessible bus stops and freed up $50 million or so for TriMet's general fund.

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