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Click on a story title to read that post. Posts are ordered chronologically from newest to oldest.Is metro Atlanta vote a bellwether for transportation funding?
August 7, 2012
By David Goldberg
The Atlanta region soundly rejected a penny sales tax to fund $7.1 billion in new transportation improvements for the traffic-snarled region. Coming on the heels of the passage of MAP-21, a federal bill indicating a shrinking federal role in transportation funding, many wondered: Will metro regions and localities be able to bootstrap their way out of congestion and mobility woes? Was the failure of Atlanta’s transportation vote a bellwether for votes in other states and metros?