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Alpharetta’s City Council opposes T-SPLOST

By S. Lee Guy @rootsinalpharetta “Do you support the T-SPLOST referendum?” It was a simple question I posed individually to each of Alpharetta’s council members. The answers surprised me.   City Council T-SPLOST Votes Elected Official T-SPLOST Vote David Belle Isle No * Donald Mitchell No Mike Kennedy No Chris Owens Didn’t Answer Jim Gilvin


Some Information about the T-SPLOST

Posted by Jake Walker, no relation Monday, July 23rd For those of you not aware, on July 31st, Georgia voters will face a referendum on a one cent sales tax known as the T-SPLOST. The website dedicating to promoting the T-SPLOST gives a little background information on what the tax is: On July 31, 2012,


Transports of Delight

American infatuation with the dream of high-speed rail doesn’t match its needs. Why can’t America build high-speed passenger rail systems? If the Chinese can do it, we can do it, as President Barack Obama reportedly declared to his economic advisory team. But should we? China can do it. China has built more than 1,000 miles


25 Worst Cities to Be Young

The Daily Beast crunched the numbers to find where unemployment and debt are highest for young adults. #14 Portland, Oregon Current unemployment, age 20-24: 12.7% Change in: Population, age 18-24: 4.8% Indebtedness: -8.3% Unemployment, age 20-24: 69% Population with associate’s degree or some college, age 18-24: 28% Population with bachelor’s degree, age 18-24: -24% Males


Too many troubles for TSPLOST

Too many troubles for TSPLOST July 18, 2012 12:29 AM | DEAR EDITOR: The TSPLOST has serious troubles, and unanswered management questions. For instance: * It’s not clear who will govern the new transit. The Legislature couldn’t agree. Oversight officials are proposed to be political appointments, not elected. Even the role of the new Fulton cities


Other ways to get road ‘bang’ for buck

The TSPLOST – There are ways to get more road ‘bang’ for buck July 22, 2012 12:01 AM SPECIAL PURPOSE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX referendums for road improvements are old hat in Cobb County. In fact, Cobb voters three decades ago were the first in the state to pass such a local referendum. Metro Atlanta


Highway contractors give heavily to T-SPLOST

From Atlanta Unfiltered: http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/2012/07/17/highway-contractors-give-heavily-to-t-splost-bid/ Highway contractors give heavily to T-SPLOST bid July 17, 2012 — A citizens’ group today called out two committees pushing the July 31 transportation sales tax referendum for failing to disclose their donors. The Transportation Leadership Coalition also identified donors of at least $434,000 to the pro-tax effort. While we wait


Video: Express Bus vs Light Rail

You’re being asked to approve BILLIONS of dollars in new taxes to build a few scattered light rail lines. Are you getting good value for your money?


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

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