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TSPLOST: Do or Die Time? In just a few short weeks, voters across the State will have the opportunity to vote, region by region, on the important question of whether to approve a proposed one penny sales tax to fund much-needed transportation and transit improvements within their region. Transportation is a critical issue across our state, perhaps nowhere more than in the ten-county metro-Atlanta region (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale). The last significant investment in transportation infrastructure in the Atlanta area occurred prior to the 1996 Olympics. Based on current polls, however, it appears that this vote may be a close one! Some have expressed concern about increasing taxes, are skeptical about the ability of government to deliver on promises, and continue to focus on project specifics. Proponents note, however, that a successful Transportation Referendum, coupled with the new International Terminal at the Atlanta Airport and the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, sends a powerful signal that Georgia is not only willing to tackle this vital issue, but is poised to grow its economy and expand opportunities for its citizens through its transportation and logistics infrastructure. This is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue -- it is a Georgia issue. Make sure your voice is heard on July 31!