Regional Transportation Planning Meeting Held: No One Comes

Officials and planners from across Georgia came out to answer any questions the public may have about a new regional transportation plan. Evidently the plan has "100 percent support," joked one official, because no one showed up.

The transportation plan will be funded by a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), which one would think controversial enough in this era of the Tea Party. But evidently not.

"If approved by voters, the tax is expected to generate some $1.2 billion over its 10-year life that would fund transportation projects across the state," reports Charles Oliver.

It is unclear from the report if attendance was officially zero, or just very, very low. But Oliver does speak with one person who has says "...was one of the few people not employed by a government at the meeting."

Full Story: Transportation meeting draws little interest


Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month
T-shirt with map of Chicago

Show your city pride

Men's Ultrasoft CityFabric© tees. Six cities available.
Book cover of Insider's Guide to Careers in Urban Planning

So you want to be a planner...

Check out our behind the scenes look at 25 careers in the Urban Planning field
Starting at $14.95