Voters drive TSPLOST, MARTA measures to pass

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta voters agreed on election night they're willing to pay an additional three-quarters of a penny sales tax that would go toward sweeping transportation improvements.

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The money raised from the increased tax would raise more than half-a-billion dollars over five years from transportation projects in unincorporated Fulton County and 13 cities outside of Atlanta.

As part of the plan, the City will synchronize traffic signals, invest in sidewalks and build new bike paths. Reed said the city will also used the funds to purchase the remaining land needed to complete the Atlanta BeltLine.

"Our partners at MARTA can now invest in making the system easier, faster and more convenient throughout the city," Reed said in a statement. "Atlanta is making the right kind of changes and the right progress. Tonight, Atlanta chose to keep our momentum going." 

Funds raised would be divided up according to population. Voters can find more on the proposed list of projects on the Fulton County website.

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