Residents Invited to Share Opinions at Transportation Referendum Forums

Residents across metro Atlanta are being invited to provide their input on a draft list of transportation investments for the region to be funded by a regional, penny sales tax referendum on the ballot next summer. The Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable will host a series of 12 forums throughout the region in September to garner feedback from the public on the more than $6 billion in transportation investments.

Roundtable members are required by law to finalize the list by October 15 and want as much public input as possible.

“Roundtable members have already heard from more than 200,000 citizens and have worked very hard to develop a list of transportation investments that will give people across metro Atlanta more travel options and reduce congestion,” said Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson, chairman of the Roundtable. “Now we need to hear from our neighbors one more time and make sure we’re putting a list on the ballot that voters can support.”

In June, the Roundtable hosted 10 telephone townhall meetings in which they reached out to 1.3 million registered voters and spent time on the phone with more than 130,000 of them. These forums are the next step in what has been an open, transparent process.

Forum attendees can view a presentation, speak with transportation experts and can complete a survey. The presentation and survey will also be available online by visiting www.atlantaregionalroundtable.com or by watching your county’s local cable access channel, where available.

For a schedule of the forums, or for more information about the Roundtable and the Transportation Investment Act, visit www.atlantaregionalroundtable.com.

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