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No Congestion Relief in the TSPLOST

Under persistent questioning, ARC officials admitted that their definition of "congestion relief" had nothing to do with shorter commute times.

It seems we are being made victims of an enormous scam.

This past week, under persistent questioning, [Atlanta Regional Commission] officials admitted that their definition of "congestion relief" had nothing to do with shorter commute times, but was instead a hypothetical definition for their financial model.

When asked directly what impact the project list would have on commute times after all is built, the response was "not much".

See the Marietta Daily Journal for a complete story.

Folks, Georgia can do better than this.  Vote down the transportation sales tax.

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Richard Arena May 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM
When you get beneath the marketing fluff it becomes obvious that only a small percent of the tax will actually go toward projects that affect traffic congestion. It looks like the transportation is really an economic stimulus for the City of Atlanta, developers, land speculators, and other insiders at the expense of the taxpayer. No thanks!

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