Last-minute thoughts on transportation tax
Moderated by Tom Sabulis
Metro Atlanta voters will cast their ballots Tuesday on the Transportation Investment Act and its proposed 1 percent sales tax to raise $8.5 billion (counting inflation) in traffic improvements. Below, leading voices on both sides of the issue weigh in on the merits and oversights of the 10-county project list, which funnels 52 percent of the money to transit and 48 percent to roads.
Commenting is open below the column by Wendell Cox.
By Tad Leithead
Every metro Atlanta resident should know by now that there is an important decision before them today. This region has the opportunity to act on a transportation referendum that would raise $8.5 billion through a 1 percent sales tax to fund 157 transportation projects across this 10-county region.
Here are some facts to consider as you go to the polls:
1. Georgia ranks 48th in the nation in transportation spending per capita, and fourth in total hours the average