6:45 am June 9, 2011, by Henry Unger
I have an important question for you.
AJC writer Ariel Hart is reporting that metro commuters hoping that a transportation sales tax on the ballot next year will bring train service far into the suburbs may be out of luck.
Some of the highest-profile projects proposed for the 1 percent sales tax may not be capable of completion by the time the tax ends in 10 years, weakening their chances for inclusion in the referendum, Hart writes. Potential projects include rail into Cobb and Gwinnett, and across the top end of I-285.
In a later development this morning, Hart is reporting that MARTA heavy rail from Lindbergh to Emory University or train lines to Turner Field or the Beltline streetcar could be up and running if the tax is approved.
Will you be more or less likely to vote for the tax if rail is included? How much more or less likely? Why?
- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
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