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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


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


Cobb Chairman Candidates on TSPLOST and Economic Development

Cobb Chairman Candidates on TSPLOST and Economic Development By Kiri Walton Here are the answers they’ve given on both the TSPLOST and economic (re)development, along with their thoughts on backyard chickens: On TSPLOST/Transportation Investment Act Bill Byrne, former Cobb Commission Chairman from 1992-2002: AGAINST “It’s as important to me to defeat this TSPLOST as it is


TSPLOST: A Noble Idea Has Been Hijacked

TSPLOST: A Noble Idea Has Been Hijacked SouthCobbPatch, Kiri Walton, Editor The Council on Public Policy, at its regular meeting this month, determined to recommend a “NO” vote on the regional transportation referendum, a.k.a. “TSPLOST.” This tax will not relieve traffic congestion; it will dry up other transportation funding for years, and it offers nothing


Are CID’s using taxpayer funds to advocate for TSPLOST?

Big Shanty Rd. project opens with a back to the future theme2 By Geoff Folsom MDJ Excerpt: The project’s $1.75 million grant from the State Road and Tollway Authority  to the Town Center CID, which the CID will pay back, raised the ire of Larry  Savage, one of Lee’s three opponents in the July 31


Language on ballot disputed as biased

Language on ballot disputed as biased by Jon Gillooly July 4, 2012 In what may be the first step toward a lawsuit, an anti-TSPLOST group recently retained high-profile Atlanta attorney Pitts Carr to challenge what the group believes is biased language that Secretary of State Brian Kemp placed on the July 31 ballot. Cobb residents


Video: Georgia Public Policy Foundation

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

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