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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,


Video: Express Bus vs Light Rail

You’re being asked to approve BILLIONS of dollars in new taxes to build a few scattered light rail lines. Are you getting good value for your money?


The Quickest, Least Expensive Way to Cut Traffic Congestion

Here’s the quickest, least expensive way to cut traffic congestion by Don McKee Columnist June 25, 2012 The TSPLOST/TIA will not do much to unclog traffic anytime soon, if ever. That’s clear despite claims by supporters of the tax plan. The focus is on moving people instead of riding the technology wave in our changing


Debate Over Transportation Tax on 11Alive

video11-Alive VideoSunday, June 17, 2012, 11Alive News Bob Ross, Transportation Leadership Coalition, discusses the cons of the projects list. David Stockert, CEO Post Properties, takes on the pro-tax side.  Stockert is also Chairman of Citizens for Transportation Mobility, an affiliate with the Georgia Chambers of Commerce which also goes by the name of Untie Atlanta


‘Plan B’ starts to emerge

From The Marietta Daily Journal, June 14, 2012 By Ron Sifen, member of the Transportation  Leadership Coalition In order to initiate Plan B, taxpayers must vote NO on the regional tax on July 31. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has recently conceded that the TSPLOST projects list will have an insignificant impact on reducing commute



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


T-SPLOST vote comes down to time vs. money

Kyle Wingfield of the AJC put some perspective around the urgency message by the T-SPLOST advocates: “The fear factor may be the campaign’s most persuasive argument. Forecasts of how much congestion will ease if the projects are built are fine, but it’s hard to know how reliable they are. Or how much congestion will improve


Plan B: Georgia Public Policy Foundation comes up with “No-Tax” Alternatives

Five Ways to Move Ahead on Transportation Policy By Benita M. Dodd 1.) Express buses capitalize on the state’s existing plan to transform the current high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) managed lanes into a network of high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes. 2.) Change MARTA’s fares to distance-based, along with an attractive “frequent rider” discount. 3.) Provide a fuel


Politics Trumps Reducing Traffic Congestion

The Atlanta Transportation Tax: Too Much for Too Little June 5, 2012 By Wendell Cox “The measure is highly tilted towards transit spending. Sadly, this would do virtually nothing to reduce Atlanta’s traffic or its travel times.” “…less than five percent of work trip travel is by transit, the tax measure devotes more than 50


Citizen Contribution: T-SPLOST: The False Dilemma

T-SPLOST:  THE FALSE DILEMMA     By: Billy Wise, Concerned Citizen, Duluth   That there is a problem with traffic congestion in Metro Atlanta cannot be argued with.  The big question is, are we on the correct solution path with T-SPLOST to address that congestion?  As a possible answer to that question, the following hypothesis

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