October 24, 2016 12:30 PM
For anyone interested in learning more about the future of transportation funding in the Atlanta metro area, MARTA Chairman Robbie Ashe will be speaking at the “Millennials and Transit Event” on Wednesday, October 26th. He will be discussing the half penny sales tax for MARTA funding that will be on the November ballot for residents of Atlanta. The event details are below.
What: Millennials and Transit Event
Who: MARTA Chairman Robbie Ashe
Where: Front Page News (DeKalb), 351 Moreland Avenue Atlanta, Georgia
When: Wednesday, October 26th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
There’s a little more to the issue than the MARTA sales tax that Ashe will be discussing. The enabling legislation from the Georgia General Assembly actually authorizes three referendums on transportation funding. In addition to the half-penny sales tax for MARTA, there are two other referendums that would also provide for sales tax increases to pay for new transportation projects (most likely roads and transit) in Atlanta and certain parts of Fulton County, respectively.