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Re: “Deal: 'Everything should be on the table' to fund more transportation projects

cityzen - Most of the GOP has taken a "no new taxes" pledge. Any hint of a tax increase and the far-right will freak out.

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Posted by jsvh on 12/10/2014 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Deal: 'Everything should be on the table' to fund more transportation projects

Right oydave? having users pay is so terrible. We only use it for critical things like food, water, and shelter. It couldn't possibly work for transportation... (Note: sarcasm)

But yes, I would support increasing the gas tax for now (which is a fairly effective user fee). But it is not sustainable funding source in the long run as we continue to shift towards alternate fueled vehicles.

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Posted by jsvh on 12/10/2014 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Deal: 'Everything should be on the table' to fund more transportation projects

@chillax - Then let them sit in traffic. Cheaper land in the suburbs is nice and all but we got to stop using general fund tax dollars to bail out those that moved out there and realized the commute sucked. There is always the option of moving close enough to not need to get on the highway or other transportation options if you want either of the above.

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Posted by jsvh on 12/09/2014 at 3:56 PM

Re: “First Slice 11/20/14: Atlanta streetcar delayed again

Pretty sure Dec 6 does not count as a delay over the previous time frame of opening before Dec 31: http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/20…

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Posted by jsvh on 11/20/2014 at 4:15 PM

Re: “First Slice 11/20/14: Atlanta streetcar delayed again

Still getting a "Page not found" here

Posted by jsvh on 11/20/2014 at 3:17 PM

Re: “MARTA, transit union in standoff over privatizing paratransit operations

$51 a trip?! You could change it over to Uber SUV Black Cars to take Mobility customers around for a fraction of the cost.

MARTA's focus should be on providing citizens with good transportation. It is not a jobs program.

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Posted by jsvh on 10/20/2014 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Proposed ordinance could hurt historic preservation efforts, advocates say

But even the neighborhoods where vacant buildings have been torn down and replaced by denser urban homes there are still some older buildings that make the entire area eligible for historic status. Can you find any Atlanta neighborhood that is completely devoid of buildings that would qualify it?

Historic status is not the only factor that affects cost of living by far, but look at two neighborhoods that are side by side and you will find that the one with historic status is more expensive.

Your portrayal of this as loss of protection for historic neighborhoods is straight false. In no case will historic neighborhoods lose this protection. However, the current wording is forcing this "protection" on the rest of the city. And I don't live in the city in order to have a huge yard to maintain. The rest of us should get a choice to pay less for a smaller yard.

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Posted by jsvh on 09/18/2014 at 9:25 AM

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