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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Help pass critical transportation funding bill

From our friends at Citizens for Progressive Transit:

The House of Representatives must pass Senate Resolution 845 SOON or our

opportunity to pass a transportation funding bill this year may be lost.

Georgia desperately needs funding for the construction, operation and

maintenance of mass transit, including rail systems. SR 845 would provide

regions with the opportunity to vote on a special local sales tax or T-SPLOST

to fund local and regional transportation projects, including mass transit.
Tell House members to pass SR 845.

While the bill is not perfect, it must pass the House to get to conference

committee where a strong bill for transit funding can be finalized. In conference

committee, the bill needs to allow funds to be raised for "operations" of transit

projects, not just construction and maintenance.

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