This post has been updated with election results. Look for more CityLab coverage on the future of key urban ballot initiatives soon.
This U.S. election season has often been described as historic, for reasons both inspiring and alarming. But there’s a lot more at stake beyond the presidency and the House and Senate seats up for grabs. At the state and local level, voters will be deciding on hundreds of ballot initiatives that speak to urban issues. It’s a particularly big year for public transit: According to the Center For Transportation Excellence, some 77 ballot measures nationwide are transit-related—“the largest we’ve seen since we’ve been counting measures,” CFTE director Jason Jordon said at a press briefing last week. “This is truly a historic figure.”