Deadline throws wrench in this claim
Says his plan to end the toll on Ga. 400 fulfills his campaign promise to commuters.
He got the important stuff right
Taxes on groceries and medicine will rise under a plan to improve roads and rail for metro Atlanta.
This number is meaningless
A proposed tax to fund transportation projects would spend $90,000 to take a single vehicle off the road during the morning and afternoon commute.
Some may not pay $112 a year
The transportation sales tax would cost the average consumer an estimated $112 a year.
Mileage skyrockets, trips don't
According to a national survey, transit "ridership" among people age 16 to 34 increased 40 percent between 2001 and 2009.
Should have stayed away from talking about carpools
"Statistics show that more people at this time telecommute than they ride carpools, mass transit, bicycle or walk."
That's not the whole story
Atlanta Tea Party co-founder Debbie Dooley "wants gas taxes raised."
A do over for this claim?
"There is no Plan B" if the transportation referendum is not passed by voters.
He forgot to count a lot of riders
Portland, Ore., has "never gotten over 12 to 15 percent ridership" of its public transit system "in the past 12 years."
Numbers largely keep claim on track
"For every one mile of light-rail track that will be built, 16 miles of new road capacity will be built."
Low excise tax puts claim on green side
"Right now, we have the lowest gas tax of anywhere in the country."
Transit claim goes off track
Taxpayers subsidize 80 percent of each MARTA trip
It's not great, but not as bad as you think.
"When housing and transportation costs are combined, Atlanta’s cost of living -- typically perceived as relatively low -- ranks as 7th worst out of 51 metros nationally."
Where's the exit? This fact-check is expensive.
The average Atlanta resident "spends an extra $924 each year in additional gasoline and wasted time."
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