Transportation Leadershp Coalition Press Release: Removal Of Penalty in TIA / TSPLOST
Media Contact Claire Bartlett 404-384-3256 Transportation Leadership Coalition Calls for Removal of Penalty in TIA / T-SPLOST Penalty for voting “no” potentially adds hundreds of millions of dollars of expense to already cash-strapped local governments’ transportation funding. August 3, 2012, Roswell, GA – The voters have spoken and T-SPLOST is defeated. Unfortunately, the issues within
Video: TSPLOST Atlanta v Other Cities
TSPLOST supporters will tell you that Dallas and Denver will steal business from Atlanta because of our traffic problems. TSPLOST supporters will also tell you that Dallas and Denver have a competitive advantage over Atlanta because they have light rail systems. There are also things they won’t tell you. Outrageous cost overuns and staggeringly high
Is U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Falling Down?
Is U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Falling Down? By Randal O’Toole In August 2007, the Interstate-35W bridge across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis suddenly collapsed, killing 13 people. The event led many to decry the state of the nation’s infrastructure, and stress the need for more federal funding to maintain and repair that infrastructure. “One-third of the
Don’t blame cars for the shortcomings of mass transit.
Don’t blame cars for the shortcomings of mass transit. By Josh Barro “…while it’s true that the government subsidizes all modes of transportation, road subsidies remain a small component of public and private spending on auto travel and are hardly the key factor that is making transit uncompetitive. A fair look at the whole picture
Which Is Better for the Environment: Transit or Roads?
Which Is Better for the Environment: Transit or Roads? By Randal O’Toole NCPA.org Compared with driving, rail transit is slow, inconvenient and expensive. Although some rail lines may bypass congested roads, most people do not live and work right next to rail stations or transit stops, meaning door-to-door travel time for transit tends to be
The Atlanta Transit Tax: For the 1 Percent
The Atlanta Transit Tax: For the 1 Percent By Wendell Cox NCPA.org Voters in Atlanta, with some of the worst traffic congestion in the nation, are being asked to approve a new tax that would spend more than 50% on transit, in an urban area where transit carries only 1% of travel (Figure). No one
Highway contractors give heavily to T-SPLOST bid
July 17, 2012 — A citizens’ group today called out two committees pushing the July 31 referendum for a transportation sales tax for failing to file required financial disclosures on time. The group, the Transportation Leadership Coalition, also released a memo identifying donors of at least $434,000 to the pro-tax effort. But, while we wait
11Alive News Poll: Tax Would Lose if Vote Taken Today
Poll Results: Tax would not pass, Traffic would get worse with tax passage, Pro-tax advertising not working
11Alive Poll | T-SPLOST would not pass today
11Alive Poll | T-SPLOST would not pass today By Eve Chen ATLANTA — Two weeks ahead of the primary election, an exclusive 11Alive News poll shows a majority of voters oppose a tax increase for regional transportation projects. The Transportation Special Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) would equal one cent for every dollar spent in a given
TSPLOST Myth: “It’s only a penny tax…You can afford a penny…”
TSPLOST Myth: “It’s only a penny tax…you can afford a penny…” By Political Vine How many times have you heard the claim that “it’s only a penny” to guilt you into voting for T-SPLOST? The pro-TSPLOST side thinks they can diminish the promotion in favor of getting people to vote for it by equating 1%