“In most other aspects of governing, we crawl before we walk and we walk before we run,” Bodker told the AJC. “Trains is running.”
Paul said Atlanta can’t wait for long-term solutions to its traffic mess.
“I think the worst thing that could happen is we pass a transportation (tax) that focuses on the here and now, that focuses solely on resurfacing and the existing infrastructure,” Paul said. “All of that’s important and needs to be done. But we also need to look down the road.”
Such disagreements will make it difficult for Fulton County’s political leaders to find unanimity on a plan to send to voters next November. Unless they unanimously agree on a plan, the amount of money they can reap from the sales tax will be significantly reduced.
You can read more about the negotiations over a transportation sales tax here.