Gaston County transportation bond passes

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A $75 million investment in public transportation infrastructure in Gastonia passed Tuesday night, 67.7% to 32.3%. The Transp...

November 9, 2022
1:50 PM

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A $75 million investment in public transportation infrastructure in Gastonia passed Tuesday night, 67.7% to 32.3%. The Transportation General Obligation Bond Referendum includes street and road repairs, street resurfacing, utility relocations, as well as intersection and walkway improvements, the city said. Gastonia City Council unanimously approved the bond referendum on Aug. 2. The bonds were issued in two parts. City leaders said they believe Gaston County property tax valuations will be higher than current values, meaning increased revenue from that growth will pay for the bond with no tax rate increase on residents.

Meilin Tompkins