For the first time, there’s a wish list that reflects metro Atlanta thinking as a region when it comes to transportation, AJC reporter Ariel Hart writes.
Local governments had until March 30 to submit their wish lists. The Atlanta Regional Commission put them together in one batch of 436 projects, and handed the list over to the state transportation planning director for his review, Hart writes. In summer, a regional group will choose the final projects.
The pool of projects submitted Friday is far from final, Hart writes. It still must endure state scrutiny and debate on the regional level before it is cut to an affordable size and goes to voters, who will decide whether the projects are worth a 1-cent sales tax for a decade. That tax could raise $8 billion, Hart reports.
Metro Atlanta commuters won’t know until this fall which projects make the final list for the 2012 referendum.
If you hit this link you will go to a list of some of the projects.
Hart tells me all of the projects can be seen by hitting this link.
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