ATLANTA, GA - On July 31, 2012 residents of the 10-county Atlanta region will vote on a one-cent sales tax to fund $8.5 billion in transportation improvements. The Atlanta region considered in this vote includes Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, Fayette, Douglas, Gwinnett, Henry, Cherokee and Rockdale Counties.
The 2012 T-SPLOST referendum or Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax was authorized by the Transportation Investment Act of 2010 that sought a means for Georgia to make the necessary investments into the transportation and highway systems. If passed by the Atlanta region's voters, the T-SPLOST will be in effect for 10 years. It cannot be collected beyond the 10-year period unless the voters in the region approve an extension. Local officials from the Atlanta region developed a list of transportation improvements to be made by the additional revenue generated - only projects on this approved list can be funded.
STAND-UP is conducting this survey to develop an understanding about how our community members use transportation and what effect this tax, if passed, would have on our community.