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Other highlights of the bill include:
*The bill would allow Fulton County (outside Atlanta) to impose a quarter-cent transit sales tax for transit, if voters approve it.
*Create a new board to oversee transit planning in the 13-county metro area. The board would have to sign off on the project lists for any county transit referendum. But the taxes raised in any county would be spent only in that county.
*It would impose a 1 percent tax on consumer goods provided at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The proceeds of the taxes would be dedicated to transit projects in the respective regions.
*It would impose a 50-cent fee on all taxi and ride-hailing service trips in the 13-county area. The money would be dedicated to transit projects.
The state Senate is considering similar legislation.
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