If you live in Georgia and have exposed yourself to any media in the past few months, you've probably been bored or confused by incessant talk about "the transportation bill, " or "the transportation tax," or "SPLOST" or "the transportation project list." Well we here at Curbed are pretty big nerds when it comes to transportation infrastructure (and Atlanta's / the entire state's desperate need for upgrades in this area). In an effort to give you maximum perspective, we've provided the handy map above and a survey of Atlanta media's takes on this week's transpo-drama, the fight over what will be on the list of final projects to be funded by the 1 cent sales tax Atlanta metro area residents will vote on next year. Each of the stories below provides a nice summary, so we'll let them do the work. We would point out that pretty much every county but one has prioritized light rail. Cheers, Cobb County- may you always be a beacon of progress.
· A fight over rail funds as transportation list deadline nears [AJC]
· New proposals to region’s transportation project list reflect local politics [Saporta Report]
· $300M rail line cut proposed [Marietta Daily Journal]
· Cobb ponders scaling back proposed light-rail as DeKalb and Clayton push for more transit [Creative Loafing]