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Transit Funding Decisions Delayed in Cobb County, Georgia
"Cobb County is seeking more time to sort out its transit and transportation plans under the umbrella of the new regional transit authority, The ATL," reports Meriz Lutz.
Lutz provides more context for the recent development: "When former Gov. Nathan Deal signed last year’s sweeping regional transit bill into law, it included a carve-out allowing Cobb County to draw a special service district for transit—as long as the referendum was held by November 2019."
Cobb County officials are trying to decide between a special transit district or a transportation sales tax. They don't think they'll be able to hold a vote on the matter until 2021. "They say they need time to compile a list of projects that can convince voters to back a new tax. And they fear placing the referendum on the same 2020 ballot with another sales tax."