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GDOT releases list of projects that will be considered for funding in 2012 sales tax referendum

By David Pendered

Metro Atlanta voters today can see the full list of transportation projects that their local elected officials will consider for inclusion on the sales tax referendum in 2012.

The list of projects was released this morning to the Atlanta Region Transportation Roundtable from the state Department of Transportation. The roundtable is comprised of elected officials from the 10 metro counties that are to vote on the penny sales tax in July 2012.

The roundtable is to cull the list of $29.8 billion worth of projects to an amount of about $8 billion, which is the amount the penny sales tax for transportation is expected to generate over the course of a decade in a 10-county metro area.

Click here to see the list of unconstrained projects. This is the list of projects that is “unconstrained” by the reality of paying for them.

Check back for updates.

David Pendered

David Pendered, Managing Editor, is an Atlanta journalist with more than 30 years experience reporting on the region’s urban affairs, from Atlanta City Hall to the state Capitol. Since 2008, he has written for print and digital publications, and advised on media and governmental affairs. Previously, he spent more than 26 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and won awards for his coverage of schools and urban development. David graduated from North Carolina State University and was a Western Knight Center Fellow.


1 Comment

  1. Mansour Ismail June 7, 2011 10:04 am

    I think it is a great idea, I am for it.
    I also would like to know how I can be part of this project as a Licensed General Contractor in the state of Georgia..Report


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