5:35 am August 16, 2011, by Henry Unger
Finally, there’s a transportation project list.
Five mayors and county commissioners from across the Atlanta region made history on Monday, agreeing unanimously on a $6.14 billion list of transportation projects to be built across 10 counties, and paid for by the region as a whole if approved in a 2012 referendum, AJC writer Ariel Hart reports.
The list is a first draft, and can be changed over the next two months, Hart writes. There will be opportunities for the public to be heard.
If the projects are built, in just over a decade passengers could be riding trains from Atlanta to Cobb County or to Emory University, or traveling new, swifter ramps through the Ga. 400/I-285 interchange, or finding countless arterial roads wider and less clogged, from Henry County to Cherokee County, Hart writes.
The projects will get built only if voters approve a 1 percent sales tax to pay for them in a referendum next year. A final draft of the list must be approved by Oct. 15, Hart reports.
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