1/24: Georgia’s transportation network

Moderated by Tom Sabulis
Last week, we looked at the pros and cons of the Lindbergh-Emory rail line project proposed under the Transportation Investment Act, a 1-cent taxing coming to vote in July.

Today, Gov. Nathan Deal writes about the motivations behind the regional T-SPLOSTs, while Ed Setzler, a Cobb County representative, says the TIA has serious flaws that need to be fixed during the Gold Dome session.

Tell us what you think about this topic of great interest to Atlanta Forward readers.

13 comments Add your comment

Opt out

January 25th, 2012
1:16 pm

Rep. Setzler’s second point is right about “opt out”.

If Cobb has to pay even if we vote the referendum down, there will be a huge “no” vote from Cobb, just on principle. We could very likely cause the entire Region referendum to fail.

lynnbo

January 24th, 2012
7:02 pm

We have no shortage of land and empty commercial buildings……….move state government workers out of Downtown the traffic problem would be solved and cost a lot less.
To me TSPLOST gave folks like my county commissioners the ability to put roads near their personal land holdings. GA has a long history. DOT Board Chairmen have gotten rich off putting roads near their own land holdings.
Plus there where no feasability studies done…….Zero to even prove those pet projects are needed.
Splosts had destroyed our County and put us in major debt…………..

North Cobb

January 24th, 2012
5:10 pm

For years, the Legislature was unable to come up with viable transportation solutions. So they punted and created this regional plan which requires voter approval. Now after the fact, they say it has “flaws.” Where was that foresight before it was approved?