The bill would let the city of Atlanta ask voters this fall to raise the MARTA sales tax by up to a half-penny to pay for expanded MARTA service. Transit projects funded through the referendum would have to be built inside the city limits.
It also would set the stage for a referendum in portions of Fulton County outside of the city limits. Voters in those communities would be asked to approve a sales tax of up to three-quarters of a penny. The revenue from the Fulton tax would go toward transportation improvements, including roads and bridges, in portions of Fulton outside of Atlanta, drawn from a project list put together by Fulton’s mayors and the county commission.
Finally, the bill calls for a third referendum inside the Atlanta city limits to authorize another half-penny tax to finance transportation improvements inside the city. Atlanta’s project list, potentially a combination of road and transit projects, would be subject to approval by the Fulton County Commission.
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