The TSPLOST referendum will ask Atlanta voters to authorize a 0.4 percent sales tax increase. The TSPLOST is projected to generate approximately $260 million, which will be leveraged to generate additional matching funds. The MARTA expansion referendum will seek an increase of a half cent, which would increase the city’s sales tax to 8.9 percent.
The transportation project list includes projects from the Connect Atlanta plan and more than a dozen neighborhood and community plans that have been adopted in the last six years, and features projects in nearly all of the city’s commercial districts, including:
- $66 million for the Atlanta BeltLine, which will allow the BeltLine to purchase all the remaining right of way to close the 22-mile loop;
- $75 million for 15 complete streets projects;
- $3 million for Phase 2 of the Atlanta Bike Share program;
- $69 million for pedestrian improvements in sidewalks; and
- $40 million for traffic signal optimization.