The transportation sales tax known as TSPLOST went down to a solid defeat Tuesday (July 31) in the 10-county metro Atlanta region. However, varied reaction on social media indicates that the movement lives on.
Untie Atlanta (@untieatlanta), one of the organizations backing the transportation sales tax, posted on Twitter, "The TSPLOST story hasn't ended. We look forward to working with you to solve our region's transportation issues."
In voting Tuesday, the measure got a 62.5 percent "no" from metro Atlanta voters, who rejected the one percent sales tax that would have raised funds for transportation-related improvements. Projects for Gwinnett County and Suwanee were among those proposed.
YelpAtlanta (@yelpatlanta) tweeted, "I wish the rest of Atlanta was as sick of the status quo as I am. A sad day. #TSPLOST"
The TSPLOST had the support of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, and major companies such as Cox Communications offered financial backing. But on voting day, that did not matter.
Tweeted mariamoore.com (@mymariamoore): "#TSPLOST goes to show that no matter how much star power you have and advertising you do, people don't like you messing with their money."
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