Atlantic Station near Midtown Atlanta is partnering with Untie Atlanta for an online "Tweetup" on July 11 on Twitter.com to discuss the upcoming regional transportation referendum, also known as TSPLOST.
Saba Long, press secretary at Citizens for Transportation Mobility, will be on Twitter to answer questions about the referendum from 11 a.m. to noon and again from 7 to 8 p.m.
Tweeters can send questions to Caleb J. Spivak, Atlantic Station's social media and community manager, who will be moderating the discussion from the mixed-use community's Twitter handle (@AtlanticStation). Answers will come from Saba Long on the Untie Atlanta Twitter handle (@UntieAtlanta). Participants can follow the conversation by using hashtag #UntieATL.
The mission of the Tweetup is to educate voters on the facts so they can make an informed decision before they head to the polls July 31. Early voting already is under way in Gwinnett County. If approved, the measure would authorize a 1 percent sales tax to fund transportation-related improvements.
Untie Atlanta, a group funded by Citizens for Transportation Mobility, is supporting the referendum, which would create a penny sales tax increase to pay for road and transit projects across the metro area.