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HB 930, Atlanta-region Transit Link "ATL" Authority

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Working With Author Tom Gehl, (678) 686-6247

Last Updated: 3/9/2018
Subject Area: Transportation |
Resources: bill text
This legislation would create an Atlanta-Region Transit Link (ATL) Authority to operate, plan and provide transit services in the 13 county metro Atlanta region. The ATL Board would be comprised of 14 members, with ten chosen from districts by a caucus of legislators, county chairpersons in each district, and a mayor selected from a caucus of mayors in each district. 

The legislation authorizes a county-level transit special purpose local option sales tax which could be levied for up to 30 years upon approval of the voters in the county. The rate would be 1% if a county and 75% of qualified municipalities within the county agree on the tax levy, and .75% without an agreement. Each county in metro Atlanta can chose to call for a Transit-SPLOST, but counties outside of metro Atlanta air-quality non-attainment areas would have to join with two or more neighboring counties to call for a Transit-SPLOST. 

The legislation would call for taxes on for-hire ground transport (limos, taxis, ride share companies) in the metro Atlanta non-attainment area. 


3/29/2018 Senate Vote #819 Yea - 48 Nay - 6 Not Voting - 1 Excused - 1
3/29/2018 House Vote #879 Yea - 155 Nay - 19 Not Voting - 4 Excused - 2
3/23/2018 Senate Vote #669 Yea - 47 Nay - 3 Not Voting - 2 Excused - 4
2/28/2018 House Vote #597 Yea - 162 Nay - 13 Not Voting - 3 Excused - 2

5/3/2018 - Effective Date

5/3/2018 - Act 409

5/3/2018 - Date Signed by Governor


Rep. Kevin Tanner
District 9
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