On July 31, voters in Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Clayton, and other metro Atlanta counties will visit the polls to decide the city's transportation future. The Transportation Investment Act, nicknamed T-SPLOST, is a 157-project list that proponents say will help alleviate the area's transportation woes. Opponents say its mix of funding (about half to road projects, about half to transit) and questionable oversight structure are only a few of its many flaws. In this issue, Creative Loafing TAKES a deeper look at the good and bad parts of the objectively unwieldy, messy referendum, and reveals whether we think voters should ultimately say yes or no to the T-SPLOST.
Voters are conflicted, wondering if the long, winding road of T-SPLOST has led Atlanta to a transportation solution - or a dead end
CL's stance on the T-SPLOST, or how to kill a beast that won't die
Don't vote no because you think you'll get a better deal
Why don't I own a car? Because Atlanta, despite its reputation, makes it possible
CL readers from around Atlanta submitted photos of their own commute