Facebook Twitter Flickr

MARTA riders wary of sales tax

MARTA riders wary of sales tax

By Steve Visser

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Charles Miller registered to vote at the Five Points rail station last week because it’s a big election year. He might support the president in November, but not a regional sales tax in July.

“I don’t see any improvements — I just see it building more roads,” the security guard from Decatur said of the proposed one percent tax for transportation projects.

Other voters, ages from soon-to-be 18 to 57, from West End to Inman Park and from north to south Atlanta, mimicked a common refrain: “We don’t need any more taxes.”

They weren’t tea party supporters. Those tax skeptics are MARTA riders.

Read more about how the transit union and the League of Women Voters volunteer to register riders to vote for T-SPLOST: Click Here

Home Region 3 - Atlanta Regional Commission MARTA riders wary of sales tax
© 2012, Transportation Leadership Coalition, LLC, 880 Marietta Hwy., Suite 630-359, Roswell, GA  30075  Phone/Fax: 800-821-0102