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Old 05-01-2016, 09:55 AM
 
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Fulton County Commissioners and a dozen Fulton mayors recently reached agreement on a transportation sales tax plan to put to the voters in November. The governmental agencies will ask voters whether to approve a .75 cent sales tax hike to raise $500 million to $600 million for various projects over five years.


An extra 75 cents for roads is extremely dumb. Vote this down N Fulton.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:25 AM
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Fulton County Commissioners and a dozen Fulton mayors recently reached agreement on a transportation sales tax plan to put to the voters in November. The governmental agencies will ask voters whether to approve a .75 cent sales tax hike to raise $500 million to $600 million for various projects over five years.


An extra 75 cents for roads is extremely dumb. Vote this down N Fulton.
I'm guessing you don't drive in North Fulton.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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None since they don't care about South Fulton. I'm not paying for roads that won't benefit my community, commute, or services.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:29 AM
 
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I'm guessing you don't drive in North Fulton.
They can add 10 lanes to each road but 400 is still going to be backed up
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:29 AM
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None since they don't care about South Fulton. I'm not paying for roads that won't benefit my community, commute, or services.
I'm sure it will get spread around. Politicians normally understand that.
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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He broke down the projects by category – using the full list if $655 million in revenues is collected.
Maintenance and safety projects, including road resurfacing and guard rail repair, make up about 18.9 percent of the list’s dollar amount.
Repairing bridges will total 3.1 percent of the value.
The largest single category – totaling 36.1 percent – is for congestion relief projects, which would include widening roads. Long said that many of those projects will be complete streets, which would include sidewalks as well as bike lanes.
The next largest category is for operations and safety. About 23 percent of the total would go to signal improvements and other initiatives to improve operations through safety enhancements.
The final major category is for pedestrians, bicycles and landscaping with $14.7 percent of the total.

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“None of it is going to MARTA or transit,” said Long, who added that he wouldn’t be surprised if there was new legislation proposed next year for Fulton to hold a referendum for additional MARTA revenue.
Fulton County commissioners and mayors to review transportation projects - SaportaReport
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Old 07-09-2016, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Ga
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I don't see this happening for two reasons.

1. The majority of voters won't see it as useful to them.
2. Sales taxes are high enough as it is. Sales taxes are the toughest to deal with, so they're the toughest to pish thru.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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North Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan
http://www.northfultonctp.com/docume...RES_171027.pdf
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:22 PM
 
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North Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan
http://www.northfultonctp.com/docume...RES_171027.pdf
One road that makes commuting in North Fulton absolute hell is Houze/Arnold Mill. And according to this, it's a 2nd tier priority. I'll be dead by then. Because right turn on red is allowed on both Rucker and Crabapple, the intersections are constantly blocked during rush hours. Traffic can't flow when drivers can't clear the intersection.

I've written letters asking that red light turns be restricted during certain hours. No response. Maybe somebody will read it here.
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:44 PM
 
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They can add 10 lanes to each road but 400 is still going to be backed up
I actually like that 400 is only 3 lanes. More lanes only lead to more people trying to merge left and right, causing more backups and accidents.
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