Former Atlanta Mayor: T-SPLOST is an Opportunity
Sam Massell sees July's transportation referendum as a chance for metro area to do something about traffic congestion; District 56 candidate endorses T-SPLOST
Forty days from Friday, metro Atlanta residents will be voting on a referendum that will fund $8.5 billion in transportation improvements through a regional one percent sales tax.
If approved, it will fund a 157-project list that will include many items that will affect transportation and traffic in the inner city. Detailed project maps are available online.
The Midtown-based office of commercial real estate services provider Cassidy Turley released this week another video as part of its campaign supporting the passage of metro Atlanta’s TSPLOST ballot initiative.
Each week until the July 31 vote, Cassidy Turley will release a two-minute video featuring an interview with an Atlanta business or community leader to educate the public about the importance of the TSPLOST initiative and its projects aimed at alleviating metro Atlanta's traffic congestion.
This week, Sam Massell, former Mayor of Atlanta and Buckhead Coalition President, explains that the T-SPLOST is an opportunity for Atlanta to do something about its traffic mess. See more in the accompanying video.
Meanwhile, Ken Britt, who is seeking the State House District 56 seat that is being vacated by Kathy Ashe, has signed a pledge to vote “Yes” on the transportation referendum. Britt will be facing Mable Thomas in the Democratic primary the same day the transportation referendum will be voted on.
“I believe the regional transportation referendum is an important part of addressing Atlanta’s traffic congestion,” said Britt in a statement. “While many may think of congestion simply as a nuisance, it’s vital to realize transportation solutions are at the core of economic development, quality of life and other issues.’’
The referendum has plenty of opponents, too. TrafficTruth.net boasts on its site that, “Another tax won’t help your traffic jam.”
It’s hosting several information meetings around the metro area including one from 7-10 a.m on Tuesday, June 26 at 188 14th Street in Midtown. See here for more information.