Sunday issue: Transportation sales-tax project list

The AJC Editorial Board writes: The $6.14 billion in regional road and transit projects, while sorely needed, are far from bold. And the one exception, the Beltline, may be ill-advised. Is this really the best metro Atlanta can do?

We would have rather seen the Beltline funding — or at least most of it — go toward a project that would efficiently transport more people longer distances between homes and job centers.

Bob Ross,  co-founder of the Fayette County  Issues Tea Party, writes that the transit money would have been spent better elsewhere.

But Bucky Johnson,  Norcross mayor and chairman of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable, believes that an historic moment could have a lasting impact.

What do you think about the project list?

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Ted

October 28th, 2011
1:59 pm

Cobb County’s lack of vision in only wanting to invest in road improvements is off target. A planned commuter rail system to Cumberland is also off target. A commuter rail system to the Town Center area, East Cobb, and West Cobb County will reduce the public’s dependency on gasoline when traveling through the county. An article in the AJC talks about increasing the diversity of Kennesaw State University. A mass transit system will remove barriers, increase the likelihood of the regional population seeking a quality education, and better serve the citizens of the metro area. Cobb County’s investment in a commuter rail system will improve the quality of life and reduce the need for gasoline based transit.