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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


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


T-SPLOST Report: Don & Ron’s $87 Million Tax Give-Away

Just Dandy or Downright Irresponsible? Monday, July 23, 2012 Augusta, GA By IndyInjun A loose coalition of anti-tax and community activists has arisen locally to oppose T-Splost, which is the chosen acronym for a proposed new 1% sales tax dedicated to transportation. This measure is Referendum Item 1 on the July 31 Georgia primary election


Alpharetta’s City Council opposes T-SPLOST

By S. Lee Guy @rootsinalpharetta “Do you support the T-SPLOST referendum?” It was a simple question I posed individually to each of Alpharetta’s council members. The answers surprised me.   City Council T-SPLOST Votes Elected Official T-SPLOST Vote David Belle Isle No * Donald Mitchell No Mike Kennedy No Chris Owens Didn’t Answer Jim Gilvin


Some Information about the T-SPLOST

Posted by Jake Walker, no relation Monday, July 23rd For those of you not aware, on July 31st, Georgia voters will face a referendum on a one cent sales tax known as the T-SPLOST. The website dedicating to promoting the T-SPLOST gives a little background information on what the tax is: On July 31, 2012,


Transports of Delight

American infatuation with the dream of high-speed rail doesn’t match its needs. Why can’t America build high-speed passenger rail systems? If the Chinese can do it, we can do it, as President Barack Obama reportedly declared to his economic advisory team. But should we? China can do it. China has built more than 1,000 miles


25 Worst Cities to Be Young

The Daily Beast crunched the numbers to find where unemployment and debt are highest for young adults. #14 Portland, Oregon Current unemployment, age 20-24: 12.7% Change in: Population, age 18-24: 4.8% Indebtedness: -8.3% Unemployment, age 20-24: 69% Population with associate’s degree or some college, age 18-24: 28% Population with bachelor’s degree, age 18-24: -24% Males


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

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