Cobb 'Wireside Chat' By the Numbers
The Atlanta Regional Commission held a conference call Wednesday with county voters to discuss the July 31 TSPLOST vote.
The Atlanta Regional Commission held a conference call Wednesday with Cobb County voters to discuss the July 31 TSPLOST vote. You can listen to the call in its entirety online. Patch compiled some interesting numbers from the "wireside chat."
1—Number of questions callers could ask, though some couldn’t resist a follow-up.
2—Elected officials on the call. Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee and Kennesaw Mayor Mark Matthews served on the regional roundtable that compiled the list of approved SPLOST projects. Lee and Matthews had help answering questions from Cobb County Department of Transportation Director Faye DiMassimo and Jane Hayse, Atlanta Regional Commission transportation planning director.
10—Number of counties that will vote on the Regional Transportation Referendum on July 31. They include Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale.
15—Percent of SPLOST revenue that will be distributed to local governing bodies for local projects.
16—Number of people on the call whose questions concerned public transit.
25—Number of people who asked questions during the wireside chat.
52—Percent of the referendum going toward transit-type projects like light rail, bus rapid transit and capital improvements to MARTA.
55—Number of minutes the chat lasted.
157—Total number of projects on the list approved last year by the Atlanta Regional Roundtable.
1 billion—Amount of revenue projected by the TSPLOST for Cobb County projects.
6.14 billion—Amount of revenue projected for the 10-county region over the 10-year period the tax would be collected.
Did you listen in on the wireside chat? Were your questions and concerns addressed? Tell us in the comments.