Statements about Transportation
When it comes to transportation funds, Georgians spend more in taxes and on red tape than they get back from the federal government.
"When you look at the number of crashes before the cameras were installed compared to after, they’re virtually the same."
Says Georgia ranks "near the bottom in per capita transportation spending."
Says his plan to end the toll on Ga. 400 fulfills his campaign promise to commuters.
"The voting public had no say" in the Atlanta region’s proposed transportation project list.
Taxes on groceries and medicine will rise under a plan to improve roads and rail for metro Atlanta.
The state of Georgia has lost 200,000 total jobs and 50,000 construction jobs since May 2007.
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.
The transportation sales tax would cost the average consumer an estimated $112 a year.
According to a national survey, transit "ridership" among people age 16 to 34 increased 40 percent between 2001 and 2009.
"Statistics show that more people at this time telecommute than they ride carpools, mass transit, bicycle or walk."
The transportation tax is regressive, and Emory University is "literally getting its own transit line at virtually no cost to itself."
Atlanta Tea Party co-founder Debbie Dooley "wants gas taxes raised."
"There is no Plan B" if the transportation referendum is not passed by voters.
Portland, Ore., has "never gotten over 12 to 15 percent ridership" of its public transit system "in the past 12 years."
On opposing any and all efforts to increase taxes.
The new Hartsfield-Jackson international terminal was "on time and on budget."
A government analysis shows under a proposed transportation tax, "metro Atlanta will create or support an additional 200,000 new jobs, including jobs that are maintained year over year."
"For every one mile of light-rail track that will be built, 16 miles of new road capacity will be built."
Hartsfield-Jackson’s new international terminal is opening "within budget."
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