Nearly one-third of California’s 58 counties will ask voters to approve transportation taxes this November, part of a record-setting number of measures appearing on ballots across the nation. Voters in California counties, from Humboldt to San Diego — and including Los Angeles County with its $121 billion Measure M — are being asked to reach deeper into their pockets to pay for fixing potholes, improving freeways, and adding rail lines, buses and bike/pedestrian paths. While California is in the top three for the number of measures adopted and being proposed, the trend has spread across the country as federal and state transportation infrastructure dollars shrink, failing to keep up with exploding demand.
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