Video: Mike Alexander, ARC, Tells the Truth about T-SPLOST Taxes Going to MARTA Operations and Maintenance
HB277 Transportation Investment Act states, starting on line 419, that MARTA “shall not be authorized to use any proceeds from the special district transportation sales and use tax for expenses of maintenance and operation of such portions of the transportation system of such authority in existence on January1, 2011.” Starting at minute 15:14, “Growing unfunded
Adjunct Scholar Baruch Feigenbaum, author of the “Getting Georgia Moving” study, discusses the T-SPLOST focusing on the metro Atlanta region. Download the complementary powerpoint presentation here: http://www.georgiapolicy.org/pub/transportation/TSPLOSTPPT.ppt Sections of note: Minute 14:40 – The most we should be funding transit is 25% to 33%, not 52% Minute 15:00 – Least dense area over 3M people
By LEE BALLARD — Special to “The Telegraph” “The competitiveness initiative report reveals that transportation’s role is but a small piece of a larger, complex economic development puzzle all begging for funding. The point being, the economy and job creation can happen without cycling $19 billion through the GDOT, the T-SPLOST projects overseer, money maze.
In Henry forum, lobbyist Lawler said Brown was not wrong “I believe Mr. Lawler has an uphill battle trying to sell the TSPLOST. Most everyone walked away from our debate in Henry County siding with Commissioner Brown. Once you know the facts, the choice to oppose TSPLOST is easy unless you are in transportation building
T-SPLOST: Additional Thoughts May 29, 2012 Adam’s Blog, T-SPLOST. The effectiveness of the T-SPLOST at creating and funding large regional projects needs to be questioned. If multiple counties are coming together to build transportation projects, why don’t we see large projects like a northern arc or comprehensive rail system? The project lists are littered with