AJC: Atlantans Will Pay for Transportation Fixes, But There’s No TrustDecatur Metro | December 10, 2012
A new, interesting poll out this morning from the AJC for anyone who’s sat on a front stoop and lamented/championed Atlanta residents’ lack of willingness to address the metro region’s transportation problem. Among the more intriguing findings from the fishwrap…
- Nearly two-thirds, 64 percent, would pay a new fee or tax to create well designed public transit options that would benefit the region.
- Sixty-eight percent of Cobb and Gwinnett respondents supported “strongly or somewhat” expanding train service beyond Fulton and DeKalb; 39 percent supported it strongly. Only 22 percent in Cobb and Gwinnett opposed it strongly.
- …more than 70 percent of Fulton and DeKalb respondents would pay more for roads.
What’s the problem then and why did T-SPLOST go down in a blaze of touch-screen glory? Trust, according to the poll. But why the lack of trust and how can political figures regain it? Well the poll provides answers to those questions too! Check it out.
The-Transportation-pic-that-just-keeps-on-giving courtesy of Chad!