TSPLOST: A Noble Idea Has Been Hijacked
SouthCobbPatch, Kiri Walton, Editor
The Council on Public Policy, at its regular meeting this month, determined to recommend a “NO” vote on the regional transportation referendum, a.k.a. “TSPLOST.”
This tax will not relieve traffic congestion; it will dry up other transportation funding for years, and it offers nothing to many suburbs.
TSPLOST does not meet the declared objective of the legislation–reducing regional traffic congestion. Proponents admit that the 52 percent allocated to transit is intended to stimulate commercial property development. The Atlanta Beltline is not a regional project. Major regional needs, such as the I-75 to I-285 Interchange don’t get a dime.
The monies allocated to transit projects will only pay for initial phases.
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