On July 31, 2012, voters within the ten-county Atlanta metropolitan area will decide whether to fund local and regional transportation projects through a regional transportation referendum. The Georgia state economist has estimated total revenues from the referendum to be $7.2 billion over the ten-year period. This will be split into two separate pots of money: $6.1 billion (85% of the total) for regional projects selected by the Regional Transportation Roundtable in October 2011, and 15% allocated directly to counties and cities.
The City of Atlanta is expected to receive a little over $9.0 million per year for ten years, or about $94.0 million total to spend on local projects. The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office, Department of Planning & Community Development and Department of Public Works, in coordination with the Atlanta City Council, are working to develop a rolling five-year list of projects to be funded by the 15% local allocation, if the referendum passes in July.
A series of four information sessions will be held throughout the city to get public input on what types of local projects should be funded with this new revenue source. A brief overview of the referendum process and the 85% regional list will be included as part of the discussion. We invite everyone to attend one or more of these sessions. If you are unable to attend, you may submit your comments by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-330-6145 by March 15, 2012.
Session 1: Southeast Quadrant
Monday, February 27, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (presentations at 6:00pm and 7:00pm)
Ford Conservation Room & Eco Hall, Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
Accessible via MARTA bus routes 32 & 49
Session 2: Southwest Quadrant
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (presentations at 6:00pm and 7:00pm)
Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
Accessible via MARTA bus routes 66 & 71
Session 3: Northeast Quadrant
Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (presentations at 6:00pm and 7:00pm)
Atrium, MARTA Headquarters, 2424 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Accessible via MARTA Gold & Red Lines and bus routes 5, 6, 27, 30 and 39
Session 4: Northwest Quadrant
Monday, March 5, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (presentations at 6:00pm and 7:00pm)
Carpenter's House, Atlanta Mission, 2353 Bolton Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Accessible via MARTA bus route 60
If you need special accommodations please call 404-330-6145 at least 24 hours before the session you plan to