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Old 06-11-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Found it later in the slide deck:

What is the Local Maintenance &
Improvement Grant Program (LMIG)

• Combines former State-Aid and LARP programs
• Funding allocations based on formula –paved & unpaved mileage and population. (weighted average of 1/3 Population and 2/3 mileage)
• Program uses at a minimum 10%(max 20%) of the previous years collection of Motor Fuel Taxes
• Local governments approach DOT with their wish priority of local projects
• LMIG funds are from MFT not Regional Sales Tax funds
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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I'd like to know roughly what level the local match funding amounts to.

I'll try to ballpark nonetheless:

Motor Fuel Tax in Georgia amounts to roughly $1 billion/year to my recollection. 10% of this amount is $100 million/year. So the amount local governments could be liable for would be either $10 million (assuming 10% match) or $30 million (assuming 30% match). Since Atlanta has half the population in Georgia more or less, we're talking about $5 million or $15 million/year among metro cities and counties.

Over 10 years, that would come to $50 million at 10% match or $150 million at a 30% match. So a delta of $100 million divided among the many towns and counties is probably a ballpark of the value of that aspect of the TIA.

Significant, but not make or break imo. It probably gets more attention than it should.

This chart is far more significant in terms of who gets extra cash from the bill to fund their own transportation projects:



I posted a few pages ago. Figures in millions.

The outlying counties tend to get a much bigger chunk of the pie back than the inner counties. Henry and Cherokee get nearly as much money as the City of Atlanta, despite paying less than a third the amount of taxes!
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:42 PM
 
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Here's one ray of hope for commuters in the ATL.

Deal freezes Georgia gas tax | News | Austell News
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Here's one ray of hope for commuters in the ATL.

Deal freezes Georgia gas tax | News | Austell News
Personally, I oppose this kind of gimmickry and pandering. Repeal the tax if you don't want it or think it's wrong, but this "freezing" it every time it comes up is silly, especially given the small amount involved and what have been and are expected to be falling prices at the pump over the next 6 months, despite the summer driving season.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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Although Forsyth County is technically not part of the metro Atlanta transportation referendum, it is close by and has its own TSPLOST to consider.

One bit of good news that affects all of us comes from State Road and Tollway Authority Executive Director Gena Evans. According to Evans:

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Evans talked about the hot lanes on I-85, which she said are growing in use and “going better than we thought it would go.”

She also talked about the Ga. 400 Express Lanes study, which has been the subject of three public hearings. The study includes several possibilities for the corridor.

“Of those six options, not a single option includes converting a general purpose lane to a toll lane, so everybody can sleep at night,” she said.

Summit covers Ga. 400 issues
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Brookhaven)
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Here's one ray of hope for commuters in the ATL.

Deal freezes Georgia gas tax | News | Austell News
If this referendum is voted down, the gas tax needs to go up, not be frozen.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:30 PM
 
Location: College Park
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If this referendum is voted down, the gas tax needs to go up, not be frozen.
I like this better than the tsplost for road improvements.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Here's one ray of hope for commuters in the ATL.

Deal freezes Georgia gas tax | News | Austell News
This is why the State of Georgia won't ever become more than it is today (within my lifetime). I give up, Deal should be tripling the gas tax to BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE FUTURE. Will Georgia ever see higher speed rail? Nope. Ever solve its water woes with new reservoirs? No. Ever build any bypass of the Metro area? Nada.

I'm just happy my beautiful Midtown is as wonderful as it is.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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It seems to me that if you raise the gas tax you're hitting the people who drive the most.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Bronx,NY
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I agree with archittect 77...Georgia should definitely be raising the tax not freezing it...I mean is ONE PENNY Really gonna break peoples pockets over 6 months or whatever? If it does you should seek better employment my friends...How will we ever fund our infrastructure such as the Roads,water systems,Transit,etc...If we are so petrified of new Or increased taxes that will directly benefit the Region in the long Run and or Short Run?....Like i said before Anyone Screaming over A ONE PENNY increase in tax should be...Well lets not get crazy but You know what I mean....I do Hope this Bill passes though in July...Anyone against it is truly against a better brighter Georgia and only wants to see things stay the same which is A real shame becuase so much potential exists here to Make Atlanta an even greater city than it already is..VOTE YES FOLKS!
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