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Do you keep hearing that T-SPLOST is like the Atlanta Airport?

Have you heard this story in your employee meetings or in a panel discussion? “The passage of T-SPLOST is like the visionary work of former Atlanta Mayor William B. Hartsfield who developed Atlanta as a major air travel hub. Hartsfield stood up to the opposition and held to his convictions to advance the airport and


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



Atlanta Tea Party Leaders Debbie Dooley and Julianne Thompson blast the pro-T-SPLOST campaign as being deceptive to metro-Atlanta voters. Thompson stated, “Citizens for Transportation Mobility, the high dollar public relations arm of the pro-T-SPLOST political campaign has shown in their recent attacks that they are worried and desperate.” Dooley stated, “Although we support a consumption-based


Georgia’s obsession: Pouring concrete and asphalt

Based on the headline, you might think this is a pro-T-SPLOST piece.  The content will surprise you. Lee Ballard. a Macon resident, blows the whistle on the lies being spread by Chambers of Commerce across the state to sell you on T-SPLOST. “It’s true, Georgia’s 40th (not 49th) place per capita spending, at $607, is


We Need New Sales Tax for Economic Development – – Really?

Atlanta Regional Commission, Untie Atlanta, MAVEN, and all their well-funded allies say this new sales tax is needed because Charlotte and Dallas are using our traffic congestion as a weapon against Atlanta.  If small business is the backbone of America, and if traffic congestion is a badge of honor and increases GDP, is this really


Debunking the myth that traffic congestion and economic vitality can’t coexist.

Rethinking the Economics of Traffic Congestion Eric Dumbaugh Jun 01, 2012 With a few notable exceptions, transportation planning practice in the United States is focused on managing or eliminating traffic congestion. Regardless of whether planners are advocating for highway infrastructure to improve level-of-service, or transit projects intended to “get cars off the road,” the underlying


100% Cost Over-run

Thanks to a Facebook friend we learned the following.  Charlotte ran construction deficits double their Light Rail budget. From the Charlotte Business Journal, Friday Sept 2, 2011 “Charlotte’s first light rail line was plagued by cost overruns that pushed the total price to nearly $463 million – double original estimates when it opened four years

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