Public ‘in the dark’ on T-SPLOST $1B
Share of transportation funds for localities does not require project list
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“The battle over how the region would spend $6.14 billion to fix metro Atlanta’s transportation quagmire is in full roar.
“Little noticed in the din: $1.08 billion in tax revenue that would go directly to local government, part of the $7.2 billion expected from the proposed 1 percent sales tax.
“Each of the region’s counties, cities and towns would get a share of the $1 billion to spend on transportation. But unlike the regional $6 billion fund, there is no requirement to list a single project for the $1 billion local fund. In many cases, voters at the polls July 31 will have no way of knowing where the projects are that the local money would build.”
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