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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


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


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


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;


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

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