Is Cousin Dan now called Uncle Dan after getting shot? I can roll with that.
But yeah this party is going to be wild and beautiful.
The decision on which projects get built -- and which projects get built first -- is largely dependent on the Federal Government. The projects on the list that are the most ready for funding will get priority -- largely because Mayor Reed wants as much credit for this as he can get as soon as he can get it. It also makes economic sense to build projects who's engineering and design has already been paid for and completed, or near completed.
Just in case anyone is confused: none of the projects on The List have been chosen to be built yet. When/if the referendum passes in November, MARTA and the City will figure out which will be built first, and priority will be primarily dependent on which projects for which the Feds are willing to match. Completed Final Environmental Impact Statements will be a major factor.
Yellow = completed
Green = active
Wow. I don't even know where to begin.
The ballot question would read: “Shall an additional sales and use tax of up to 1/2 percent be collected in [COUNTY or CITY] for the purpose of significantly expanding and enhancing MARTA transit service to reduce traffic congestion and create jobs?”
Further, the best estimate for what the average resident of Fulton or DeKalb would pay is $51 more per year. That would be $153 per year when you include the current 1% (penny) MARTA sales tax. http://commuting.blog.ajc.com/2016/02/18/w…
@wesleywhatwhat 0.5% = 0.005, and 0.005 x $1.00 = $0.005 = half a penny. It's easier to say than "point five percent of a dollar" or "half of one percent of a dollar," etc. It is not intended to be misleading. When people are voting for a "penny sales tax," I don't think they believe they will pay one penny per year or something. Please let me know if I've misunderstood you here. Cheers.
This is very, very well deserved. This man is a true visionary and Atlanta is lucky to have him. Cheers to KrisP!!!
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