Voters in the Atlanta metro area overwhelmingly rejected a 1% sales tax increase to fund $7.2 billion in transportation improvements. The result is being framed as a victory for anti-government Tea Party allies and a loss for the region's economy.
Aug 1, 2012 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Whatever Atlanta area voters decide when they head to the polls tomorrow to vote on a proposed 10-year, 1 percent sales tax to fund transit and road projects, the outcome will be a historic moment in the area's history. Ariel Hart puts it in context.
Jul 30, 2012 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta area business and civic groups are starting an advertising campaign this week to build support for a historical referendum to fund transportation projects for the region, reports Ariel Hart.
Apr 4, 2012 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Which aspects of the regional transportation projects may underwhelm following months of compromise? Ariel Hart examines the plans, which serve both "mobility" and "political ends."
Oct 16, 2011 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Choosing the Goldilocks price for a congestion-priced toll lane is no easy task - as the Georgia Dept. of Transportation has discovered after the first week of operation of the I-85 Express Lanes through parts of Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.
Oct 10, 2011 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Regional Commission has delivered a massive wish list of 436 transit and transportation projects to be funded by a new sales tax increase. Ariel Hart reports that the proposal indicates that the region is clamoring for mass transit.
Apr 17, 2011 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Getting around Atlanta can be a challenge, according to some in the city. And as growth continues, public transit will need to play a bigger part in moving the city, according to this article.
Jan 26, 2011 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Suggestions of a county seceding from the Atlanta Regional Commission could threaten transportation funding in the region and hurt those towns looking to bow out, according to this column.
Oct 28, 2010 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Rejected entirely last February for federal funding, planners made two important changes: Scaled down the project considerably, and scaled-up the city's contribution - which says little as their prior contribution had been zero!
Oct 24, 2010 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A toll lane is coming to a Georgia interstate highway -- a first for the state.
Aug 31, 2010 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution