Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says transportation fixes can wait if no agreement is reached with Fulton County mayors. JOHN SPINK /2015 photo

Atlanta Mayor Reed says a vote on transportation fixes can wait

If MARTA is not going to be fully funded with half of a proposed penny sales tax, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday, the transportation tax that mayors and commissioners have been negotiating for months “should not move forward at all.”

“I’m going to oppose that referendum,” Reed said. “Folks can do this in 2018.”

A group of mayors and county commissioners have been meeting for months to reach a compromise about how to split a potential windfall that would help fund transportation improvements — and who need unanimity from the county and each of Fulton’s cities to take their referendum to voters.

To read more about Reed’s concerns, and others, click here.

Reed says his stance has been consistent.

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