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Transportation Act Info on Display Today

Douglas residents are also Invited to a “Wireside Chat” about the transportation referendum on several dates in June.

There will be a public information meeting today regarding the Transportation Investment Act Local Discretionary Projects Program from 6 to 8 p.m., in the .

Members of the general public will be free to view draft project lists, draft project concept maps and provide public input via comment cards.

Residents can learn more about the July 31 vote to fund transportation improvements across metro Atlanta. Metro Atlanta Voter Education Network (MAVEN) speakers will be on hand.

A full list of upcoming events is available online at www.transformmetroatlanta.com. Visit the website to learn about groups hosting events or to request a speaker.

Douglas County residents are also invited to join Tom Worthan and Harvey Persons by phone on June 5 to learn about the upcoming Regional Transportation Referendum on the ballot July 31.

Inspired by President Roosevelt’s “Fireside Chat” during World War II in which he detailed the progress of the war while citizens followed along at home using a world map, the modern-day “Wireside Chats” will connect local elected officials with residents of the region. During these telephone chats, which will take place between June 4 through 7 and June 13 and 14, residents can ask questions about the projects on the list and follow along using a regional map.

Worthan and Persons will field calls on June 5 at 6:15 p.m. “Mayor Persons and I look forward to speaking with potentially thousands of our friends and neighbors about the referendum,” said Worthan. “Our goal is to inform Douglas County residents about the projects that will impact them most.”

Residents are asked to register in advance to receive materials they can refer to during the call. The call will last about an hour. All questions will be answered, either live or as a follow-up email or phone call.

Residents from across the Atlanta region are invited to register for as many of the chats as they like. To do so, or to see the complete schedule, simply visit www.wiresidechats.com, or call 404-463-3227. These evening phone conversations are organized by jurisdiction and are free of charge.

For more information about the Wireside Chats and the Regional Transportation Referendum, visit www.metroatlantatransportationvote.com.

James Bell May 18, 2012 at 11:24 AM
There is more information on the July 31 tax vote at www.tsplot.info & www.traffictruth.net
Marsi Thrash May 18, 2012 at 02:48 PM
But to get ACCURATE information, please visit www.untieatlanta.com, www.atlantaregionalroundtable.com, www.transformmetroatlanta.com, or Clark Howard who has come out in support.
Murray Jr May 18, 2012 at 05:33 PM
I'm voting "no". To me this is just kicking the can down the road. Normally on stuff like this my knee jerk reaction would be to vote yes to anything that might alleviate my commute, but I think we will have to reach a point where there is an emergency before any big ideas will be seriously contemplated. Hopefully not funding this little ideas will eventually get us to a crisis point. There is a good discussion on this topi over at http://clatl.com/atlanta/to-sprawl-or-not-to-sprawl/Content?oid=5394835
William Good May 21, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I'm all about getting as much information as I can. I'll be gathering my materials and listening. I'm definitely ready for an alternative solution to this commute.
Darrell May 22, 2012 at 03:16 AM
I'm voting no because I don't see anything on the list that will really make a difference. Also, I can't remember the last time our Government came up with a solution to anything. How many projects have come in way over budget or were later found to be poorly constructed? Fire stations with structural problems, brand new courthouses that need repairs in the first year, WSA building that have structural damage from snow, ADA ramps with sign post in the middle of them, repaving roads that are in good condition, these are all examples of why government spending should be closely monitored.

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