Atlanta's New Rail Map?
What's happening: On July 31, voters in the Atlanta region will vote on a one cent sales tax that would raise money for a list of transportation projects, including new rail projects. You may have heard people call it the "TSPLOST" or "Transportation Investment Act."
What would Atlanta's rail map look like if voters approve?
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Here are some of the projects on the list (voters say "yes" or "no" to the whole list):
Light Rail/Streetcar Rail:
North Ave Streetcar Rail
Auburn/Edgewood – Connect streetcar to Beltline
Rail or Bus:
Rail or Bus from Arts Center to Cobb County
Rail or Bus to South DeKalb County
Bus Service Restored in Clayton County
GRTA Express Bus Service
Repair MARTA Rail System
Road, Bike, Pedestrian and Other Transit Projects.
The whole list with project descriptions is 192 pages. Click here to see it.
Who votes in the Atlanta Region? Voters in ten counties - Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Clayton, Henry, Rockdale, Cherokee, Douglas, and Fayette.
Ballot Question: “Shall [YOUR COUNTY'S] transportation system and the transportation network in this region and the state be improved by providing for a 1 percent special district transportation sales and use tax for the purpose of transportation projects and programs for a period of ten years?”
Voter Registration Deadline: July 2, 2012
Register to vote/find your polling place: http://sos.georgia.gov/MVP
Early Voting: Begins July 9, 2012