GA Road Projects to be Trimmed for Final Regional Sales Tax List

Projects for a proposed regional transportation sales tax will be facing another ax as the effort to pare the list down continues. State transportation officials are cutting the initial $23 billion list of projects in half by analyzing projects on several criteria including congestion relief and "geographic equity within the region."

The latter means that regional officials are aware they will have to "sell" the project list to voters in the entire 10-county metro Atlanta region, who have the final say on the proposed sales tax at the polls next summer.

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