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City of Atlanta Hosts Transportation Referendum Info Sessions
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City of Atlanta Hosts Transportation Referendum Info Sessions

Sidewalks, a streetscape in your community or repaving of nearby streets.  This is a small sample from a comprehensive list of transportation planned projects that our citizens would like to see in their community.  The question remains.  How do we fund them? This summer voters within the ten-county Atlanta metropolitan area will decide whether to fund local and regional transportation projects (from an existing list of projects developed from public input) through a regional transportation referendum.

The City of Atlanta is expected to receive a little over $9.0 million per year for ten years to spend on local projects. The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office, the Departments of Planning and Community Development and Public Works, in coordination with the Atlanta City Council, are working to develop a rolling five-year list of projects to be funded by the 15-percent local allocation, if the referendum passes in July.

The Georgia state economist has estimated total revenues from the referendum to be $7.2 billion over the ten-year period. This will be split into two separate pots of money: $6.1 billion (85-percent of the total) for regional projects selected by the Regional Transportation Roundtable in October 2011, and 15-percent allocated directly to counties and cities.

Beginning in February, a series of information sessions will be held throughout the city to get public input on what types of local projects should be funded with this new, potential revenue source. 

During the information session attendees will receive a brief overview of the referendum process and the 85-percent regional list of projects will be included as part of the discussion.  The City of Atlanta invites you to attend one or more of these sessions.

Unable to attend an information session?  No worries.  Email your comments by to tiacomments@atlantaga.gov or call 404-330-6145 by March 15, 2012.

If you need special accommodations please call 404-330-6145 at least 24 hours before the session you plan to attend.

 

Session 1: Southeast Quadrant

Monday, February 27, 2012
6:00pm to 8:00pm (presentations at 6:00pm and 7:00pm)
Zoo Atlanta, (Ford Conservation Room & Eco Hall),
800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
Accessible via MARTA bus routes 32 & 49

Session 2: Southwest Quadrant

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
6:00pm to 8:00pm (presentations at 6:00pm and 7:00pm)
Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
Accessible via MARTA bus routes 66 & 71

Session 3: Northeast Quadrant

Thursday, March 1, 2012
6:00pm to 8:00pm (presentations at 6:00pm and 7:00pm)
Atrium, MARTA Headquarters, 2424 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Accessible via MARTA Gold & Red Lines and bus routes 5, 6, 27, 30 and 39

Session 4: Northwest Quadrant

Monday, March 5, 2012
6:00pm to 8:00pm (presentations at 6:00pm and 7:00pm)
Carpenter's House, Atlanta Mission, 2353 Bolton Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Accessible via MARTA bus route 60

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