Seattle Times special feature on Sound Transit/Puget Sound transit tax referendum
Link light rail line in Seattle to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington has resulted in a doubling of light rail ridership there, from around 30,000 daily riders, to more than 60,000 daily riders.
It's proof that with the right conditions of density and in-demand destinations, transit service can be very effective.
This fall, Sound Transit has a big tax referendum, called Sound Transit 3 (ST3) on the ballot to continue the expansion of the transit system, primarily beyond Seattle.
The Seattle Times, not known for its support of tax referenda, has a nice graphically-oriented feature on the referendum, with a map of the system and the proposed extensions, information on cost and revenue sources, a listing of pros and cons (not particularly deep) and related articles.
-- ST3: What you'd pay, what you'd get, Seattle Times
The feature is a good model for how government agencies of all types--not just transit agencies--might want to up their game in terms of communicating about tax proposals, benefits, costs, etc.
Although Sound Transit has produced a very good website related to the referendum on their own.
-- Sound Transit 3 referendum webpage
Although were it produced by a government agency, rather than a newspaper, I'd also include live links to more information for each of the sections. Which is what the ST3 website does do.