ATLANTA -- A subcommittee of local elected officials took nearly four hours Monday to hammer out a $6.1 billion list of highway and transit projects to be funded by a proposed regional sales tax.
The Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable's Executive Committee voted unanimously for the projects just more than seven hours before a deadline required by transportation funding legislation passed by the General Assembly last year.
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The bill gave roundtables in 12 regions across Georgia until Aug. 15 to develop preliminary project lists. The final lists that will be submitted to voters in each region next year must be completed by Oct. 15.