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Letter to the Editor: T-SPLOST the Wrong Answer
by Richard Arena
June 23, 2012 10:00 AM | 867 views | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Few would argue that Metro-Atlanta does not need traffic congestion relief; however, the percentage of money in T-SPLOST earmarked for projects that are actually directed toward traffic relief is small. Arguing that this is the best we can do is absurd on its face. Georgians DO want to spend less time commuting – that’s why T-SPLOST is marketed in those terms instead of what it is – an economic stimulus for special interests and political cronies.

The state won’t have to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to promote a real solution to traffic congestion.

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June 25, 2012
Richard, couldnt agree with you more. ARC's Mike Alexander is on video admitting commute time for most commuters will not improve significantly with TIA / tsplost. TIA is designed to introduce regional government, a loss of local control (contrary to what proponents say), loss of accountability to voters/taxpayers, and redistribute wealth, with the end goal being high density development along transit corridors and far fewer automobiles. Please visit TrafficTruth.net, TrafficTruth on Facebook, and @TrafficTruth on Twitter.
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