Northeast Georgia Regional Transportation Forum
The Northeast Georgia Self Advocacy Network in cooperation with the MULTIPLE Choices Center for Independent Living, Inc. is hosting a Northeast Georgia Regional Transportation Forum. The intent of the forum is to provide an opportunity for citizens in the communities affected by the proposed transportation service plan to voice their opinion.
This is an open discussion forum which will allow individuals to share information and express themselves. We encourage our state and local Representatives to attend this important event.
Date: May 8, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: MULTIPLE Choices Center for Independent Living, Inc.
850 Gaines School Road, Athens Georgia 30605
* If you need further information please contact (706) 549-1020 *
Transportation Facts Sheet
The Georgia Department of Transportation will administer a 1% statewide sales tax to administer expansion of transportation services according to the request of individual regions. In region 5 the county commissioner's submitted a plan to expand services with over 50 to 70 % going to improve highways, roads and bridges. Only 0 to 10% was allocated for transit operations and maintenance.
What this really means for citizens in region 5 including Barrow, Clarke, Elberton, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Walton county is no significant change in transportation services.
Barrow got no operating funds which means no change in transportation services for civilian population:
Clarke got some capitol funding 0 to 10% with no operating or maintenance funds which means no change in current transportation services.
Elberton received a small amount of operating funds 0 to 10%.
Greene got no operating or maintenance funds.
Jackson got no operating or maintenance funds.
Jasper got no operating or maintenance funds.
Madison got no operating or maintenance funds.
Morgan got no operating or maintenance funds.
Newton got no operating or maintenance funds.
Oconee got no operating or maintenance funds.
Oglethorpe got no operating or maintenance funds.
Walton got no operating or maintenance funds.
This means no transportation services in or between these counties and we will pay a 1% sales tax for no transportation services. We want and need transportation services to get to doctors appointments, food shopping, church, recreation, schools, hospitals, etc.
Transportation Investment Act of 2010(TIA 2010) Highlights
(AKA T-SPLOST, HB277)
Allows 1% sales tax for 10 years to fund transportation projects in each of 12 special tax districts
Boundaries of special tax districts are same as those of the Regional Commissions
Statewide vote: August 21, 2012 by citizens
If passed, funds will begin to flow during the first quarter of 2013
Estimates from GDOT for NE Georgia Region:
76.5 million annually
The latest information posted on: http://www.it3.ga.gov/
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