In 2012, the Georgia General Assembly passed the Transportation Improvement Act (TIA) so regions of the state could determine the future of their transportation infrastructure. Voters cast a ballot to begin collecting the penny sales tax (TPLOST) and funds raised are directed to projects selected by local leaders.
So far, TSPLOST has raised over $465 million for crucial transportation projects in our region. Now, a second round of TSPLOST is pending voter approval to fund more than $555 million in specified new projects, and an additional $230 million for counties to put towards local transportation projects. Each county has determined their own priority projects, but a majority of the region must vote affirmatively to secure funding.