T-SPLOST looked headed for defeat Tuesday night.
With 67 percent of precincts reporting, 64 percent of metro Atlanta voters said no to a proposed 1 percent sales tax for a list of transportation projects. Only 36 percent of voters in the 10-county Atlanta region supported the measure. Check updated results here.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told the gathered media at a local hotel, “I’m here tonight to stick out my chin and take the loss.”
He thanked the Atlanta business community and labor and environmental groups that supported T-SPLOST.
He also discussed what could come next.
“What we need is a bigger table … and get at why a lot of good women and men don’t trust their government enough to solve a big problem,” he said.
He’s hoping for a solution to the region’s transportation problems.
“We’re going to need the politics of cooperation if we’re going to meet these big challenges,” he said.