California Proposition 181, Bonds for Rail Projects (1994)

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California Proposition 181 was on the November 8, 1994 general election ballot in California as a legislatively-referred bond act, where it was defeated.

Proposition 181 was for a $1 billion bond for various rail expenditures.

Election results

Proposition 181
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No5,203,16165.1%
Yes 2,791,681 34.9%

Text of measure

The ballot title was:

Passenger Rail and Clean Air Bond Act of 1994.

The ballot summary was:

  • This act provides for a bond issue of one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) to provide funds for acquisition of rights-of-way, capital expenditures, and acquisitions of rolling stock for intercity rail, commuter rail, and rail transit programs.
  • Authorizes third of three bond issues of one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) each, provided for by Statutes of 1989, Chapter 108, to finance total of three billion dollars ($3,000,000,000) for the long-range transportation plan. Voters approved the first issue in 1990, rejected the second issue in 1992.
  • Appropriates money from state General Fund to pay off bonds.

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