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Anyone who is waiting on a perfect project list has unrealistic expectations. A city in size such as Atlanta deserves to have transit options for its residents. We must focus on alternative means of getting around the city taking an active stance in the improvement of our transportation infrastructure.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on ARC chair refutes lawmakers who criticized project list of transportation sales tax as political, transit heavy
This is a referendum that has projects that were carefully selected to impact the region of Atlanta in a positive way. Once some progress is made we can begin to get funding for other projects from the federal government but we must begin to make progressive steps right now. Its simple, we can either be progressive or regressive. There is no middle ground.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on As campaign for referendum heats up, different groups are targeted
The Untie Atlanta campaign has made great strides in reaching out to people using various mediums to ensure that they are informed regarding the transportation referendum. The UntieAtlanta.com website and the Atlanta Regional Commission website are always great places to get informed as well. We must continue to get informed and spread the word to others in regards to the importance of this referendum.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Sales tax campaign: “I feel delighted” at raising $6.5 million, says finance chairman Dave Stockert
I will be voting yes for this referendum and will be encouraging everyone else to vote yes as well. It is time that Atlanta begins to invest in its future and invest in transit projects.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Transit is becoming more visible in last days of regional sales tax push
The regional aspect of the Transportation Referendum is the most important piece. Many of the projects that will be completed will benefit multiple counties and will enable residents and businesses to move around more efficiently. Being able to have an improved transportation infrastructure not only where you live but also where you work is vital. We should not have to settle for a horrible transportation infrastructure.
10 months ago on Metro Atlanta faces ultimate test of whether we are a cohesive region
We must begin the work now to improve our ailing transportation infrastructure. A yes vote for the passage of the Regional Transportation Referendum will mean an improved light rail transit system, the continued use of mobility options such as GRTA Xpress and the completion of necessary road improvement projects around the city.
10 months ago on New report: Nation’s mayors say cities should invest more in transportation
The first step in improving Atlanta's transportation infrastructure is by having the residents make an investment in it. No one likes to spend additional money than they have to but investments involve putting out money now for a high return in the future. Once we begin to make the proper investments in our future then others, such as the federal government will take notice, and will put investments in our transportation future as well.
10 months ago on Downtown Atlanta transit hub could get boost from feds
I understand that there may be some flaws that are able to be pointed out but the fact still remains that the city of Atlanta needs a change with the current transportation system that is in place. The passage of the Regional Transportation Referendum is the best deal that we have at the current time. There will never be anything that everyone can agree on but with this referendum a great deal of people will benefit from it.
11 months ago on BeltLine’s oversight questioned in two reports that could affect sales tax vote
Atlanta may not be as fast as New York but it is definitely a rapidly growing city that is full of residents and businesses. Atlanta is definitely a city that would be able to benefit from the Beltline project. Multiple mobility options besides relying on transit is definitely something that is needed.
11 months ago on The High Line and the BeltLine — two parallel projects bring new life to cities
It is clear that we need options for a better transportation system in the state of GA. However, we have an option with the Regional Transportation Referendum, and we need to stick to that option. Raising the gas tax puts a tax on the residents of GA that has an indefinite end and there is no guarantee of where the money from raising gas taxes would go if that was a viable option.
I will be voting yes for the Regional Transportation Referendum and will be encouraging my colleagues to as well. It is about time that Atlanta gets a transportation system that is able to support its residents, tourists and businesses that want to come to the area.
11 months, 1 week ago on Transportation sales tax backers chide Tea Party leader as part of steady campaign aimed at July 31
I am definitely encouraged by the economic boost that the Regional Transportation Referendum could bring to Atlanta. With the infrastructure development, more people and businesses being encouraged to come to the city as well as local tourism and the city will be set to excel at a higher level.
11 months, 1 week ago on GRTA resolves to include small businesses in more than $3 billion of proposed jobs if sales tax passes
The time to vote for a Regional Transportation Referendum is now. Realistically we will probably not be able to vote on another referendum of this size because of how major it is and how hard it is to get something of this size passed! Atlanta definitely needs to get with the program and improve its traffic infrastructure not only for its current residents but for future residents and tourism as well which is important for our economy!
11 months, 1 week ago on Civic League: Program on proposed transportation sales tax touches on corruption, gas tax hike, Plan B
Not increasing fares is definitely a plus. Improvements are a great deal as well. I look forward to the ideas presented above that will be implemented as well as those outlined in the Regional Transportation Referendum.
11 months, 1 week ago on MARTA’s board approves budgets that require no unplanned fare hikes
I definitely agree that Atlanta has to be forward looking in regards to how it develops in the future. It is a shame that Atlanta's traffic infrastructure is the way that it currently is. It has so much room for improvement and with those improvements it can begin to bring more life to the city. More light rail with the Atlanta Beltline Project will allow residents who reside in the city to get around through the use of transit services and by walking. For these reasons and more I agree with the Regional Transportation Referendum and I will be voting yes on it's passage on July 31st.
11 months, 1 week ago on Housing and demographic trends are changing how our cities will develop