A few proposals are being considered to improve transportation in Georgia. The General Assembly is considering a bill that would create special districts throughout the state that could give voters in those districts the chance to approve (or not) a special local tax to fund transportation projects in each district.
A Tea Party Patriot and a Sierra Club lobbyist are teaming up with the Metro Chamber of Commerce and other organizations to support this legislation that would allow counties to form their own special districts of two or more counties that could then give their voters a whack at a tax to fund transportation projects.
And Cobb County is discussing a few alternatives, including Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), a maglev train, and a monorail. Judging by this report, some version of BRT, a bus service running in dedicated lanes that would avoid traffic, seems to be the most likely to proceed.