KPBS Midday: San Diego’s Transportation Funding Up In The Air After Tax Measure’s Defeat

November 15, 2016- KPBS – Marissa Cabrera – Last week, San Diego County voters rejected the San Diego Association of Government’s Measure A.

The half-cent sales tax increase would have paid for transportation, infrastructure and open-space projects in the region. But it fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass.

Conservatives and liberals were split over Measure A, which was expected to pay for a $200 billion transportation plan.

But now that it’s been defeated, where will the money to to pay for local roads and public transit come from? And what might a Trump presidency mean for U.S. transportation policy?

Newly elected La Mesa City Councilmember Colin Parent, policy director at the transportation advocacy group Circulate San Diego, and Nicole Capretz, executive director of the nonprofit Climate Action Campaign, join KPBS Midday Edition on Tuesday.

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