By Kyle Wingfield, AJC, February 16, 2014 Everyone seems to agree we need more transportation infrastructure. Most people acknowledge that will cost money. No one wants to raise taxes. Passing off new “revenue” as something other than a tax is old hat for our legislators. But there is one case in which they could pass
4:00 pm February 10, 2014, by tsabulis Moderated by Tom Sabulis With another winter storm forecast for metro Atlanta today, we present alternate views on what a commuter rail network could do for the region, and whether the state should find the money — and consensus — to implement one. Commenting is open. Commuter rail
Posted: 7:00 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 By Andre Jackson – Editorial Board, Atlanta Journal Constitution Having duly celebrated on Thursday this nation’s long-ago parting of ways with England, it can be worthwhile now to examine a more local application of independence. The word is often mentioned here in a local context. There’s no doubt
Atlanta Journal Constitution June 2, 2013 By Field Searcy With trust in government in short supply, finding a way to handle critical road projects that actually relieve traffic congestion in metro Atlanta is desperately needed. We at the Transportation Leadership Coalition (TLC) are glad to see our state government finally addressing credible projects like the
Atlanta Journal Constitution May 2, 2013 By Kyle Wingfield One of the biggest hindrances to last summer’s T-SPLOST referendum existed before a single project was added to the list or vote was cast. That flaw was the very concept of regionalism, an element at the heart of the law authorizing the 1 percent sales tax
Last month, grassroots volunteers attended a forum on regionalism sponsored by the AJC and PNC Bank. The panel featured Steve Brown, Eva Galambos, Tad Leithead, and Ellen Mayer. A number of you attended, wore Repeal Regionalism buttons and handed out information flyers which directed people to the www.RepealRegionalism.com website. Our presence and website got a brief mention
Media Contact Field Searcy 678-525-7072 T-SPLOST proponents kick off a new strategy, Transportation Leadership Coalition responds. March, 28, 2013, Roswell, GA – Last night, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and PNC Bank hosted a community forum on Regionalism. According to the event marketing, the forum was a direct response to the failure of the transportation sales tax
TLC Supports Fayette County Board of Commissioners’ Request to Withdraw from Concept 3 Regional Transportation Plan
MEDIA ADVISORY Media Contact Jack Staver 404-861-0711 Field Searcy 678-525-7072 Regional transportation plan fit into a larger agenda of regional governance that strips local control, home rule. March 14, 2013, Roswell, GA – Fayette County, Georgia, will be the first county in Atlanta’s ten-county metropolitan planning organization requesting to be officially removed from the Concept
The following is an analysis of each county in the three region that voted yes and passed T-SPLOST. This information is provided by Bill Evelyn, Director, State of Georgia Tea Party, LLC Central Savannah – Region 7 Summary: Every county has projects, but the entire region falls $107 million short to complete all those projects.
Anti-TSPLOST Regions Face Penalty By Parker Wallace – GPB News ATLANTA — The “T-SPLOST” penny transportation tax vote may have failed throughout most of the state, but some local transportation costs could skyrocket. There are hidden penalties written into the law. The Georgia legislature passed the Transportation Act in 2010, which authorized Tuesday’s vote on T-SPLOST.