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ARC Bylaws to be Changed: Make Your Voice Heard

What:      Atlanta Regional Commission is updating their governing bylaws When:     Wednesday, August 27, 2014 , 1:00 PM Where:    Loudermilk Center,  40 Courtland Street, NE, Level C , Atlanta, GA CRITICAL BYLAWS ISSUES Bylaws don’t provide term limits for appointed members. Some citizen members have served for 15 years. Past and current ARC Chairmen are appointed


Cobb Chairman Blocks Public Comment on Lobbyist Contract

By Field Searcy Last Tuesday night, the Cobb Board of Commissioners approved a contract for $168,000 to the local firm Garrett McNatt Hennessey & Carpenter to lobby for federal government grants and influence at the state capitol.  Moments earlier the BOC had closed out public comment on any topic after hearing 12 supporters shower praise,


Will commuter rail help?

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


Transportation Leadership Coalition Changes Tack, Launches RepealRegionalism.com

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


Tea party evolves, achieves state policy victories

ATLANTA — Tea party activists in Georgia helped kill a proposed sales tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars for transportation projects. In Pennsylvania, tea partyers pushed to have taxpayers send public school children to private schools. In Ohio, they drove a referendum to block state health insurance mandates. These and other battles


The TSPLOST – Passage will obstruct progress

The TSPLOST – Passage will obstruct progress By Ron Sifen  The TSPLOST was supposed to be about reducing  traffic congestion. The Atlanta Regional Commission has conceded that the  TSPLOST projects list will do little to reduce regional commute times. The ARC  says they are defining “alleviating traffic congestion” as meaning increasing  the number of people


The Council on Public Policy Opposes the Transportation Investment Act

TSPLOST: A Noble Idea Has Been Hijacked The chairman of The Council on Public Policy explains why the organization encourages voters to oppose the Transportation Investment Act on July 31 at the polls. Kent Gildersleeve, acting chairman of The Council of Public Policy writes: The Council on Public Policy, at its regular meeting this month,


Mayor Kasim Reed, Sen. Vincent Fort debate transportation tax

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T-SPLOST: Not just a bailout for MARTA, Contractors too

WSB TV’s Lori Geary covers the long awaited release of donors to the pro-TSPLOST campaign.  Chief among them: highway contractors.  But that’s OK, because as David Stockert, CEO of Post Properties and chairman of Citizens for Transportation Mobility says, “They’ve been decimated along with the rest of the construction business in this region with the


Religious Icon in Portland – Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

Heads up – this is long – 30 minutes. John Charles, Portland, OR environmental council member and now think tank president, offers warnings on light rail to Vancouver.  He concludes by saying, “I’m not inherently opposed to trains.  Actually I used to commute from NJ to in NYC on the commuter trains. I enjoyed it;

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