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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:38 AM

Voters reject plan to boost transit in the gridlocked Atlanta area





Metro Atlantans headed to the polls Tuesday and resoundingly defeated the T-SPLOST by a margin of 63 to 37.

For those who campaigned vigorously against it, the vote served as validation of months of effort.

A diverse group of T-SPLOST opponents, about 50 in all, gathered at a sports bar in midtown Atlanta to watch the results.

The returns soon showed a big defeat for the one percent sales tax increase, a plan that would have raised more than $7 billion for road and transit projects across the metro region over 10 years. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://pba.org/post/voters-reject-t-splost-opponents-talk-plan-b


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Reply Voters reject plan to boost transit in the gridlocked Atlanta area (Original post)
marmar Aug 2012 OP
NightWatcher Aug 2012 #1
marmar Aug 2012 #4
BlueToTheBone Aug 2012 #2
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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:43 AM

1. they then sat on 400N for two hours trying to get home

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:22 PM

4. LOL

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:52 AM

2. I used to show at the Atlanta Mart and I learned first hand

that most of these people are as dumb as a box of rocks and are damned proud of it.

The weather is hot and the people are cold.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:58 AM

3. A little too much bait and switch..

This is the fruit of the DOT changing the HOV lanes (2 person) over to HOV Toll lanes (3 person or you can pay a toll to use them).

This was in no way indicated when the HOV lanes were originally built, now it's become a cash cow from the high income people who can afford up to 90 cents per mile for a toll to use what are now called "express lanes"..



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