Green Eggs & Ham
Evening Edition: Talkin' Transit – An interactive discussion on Atlanta’s upcoming transit referenda
Tuesday, October 11 // 6 PM - 8 PM
At Manuel's Tavern
Green Eggs & Ham is an ongoing morning (usually) program of Generation Green of the Georgia Conservancy. Each event features a topical discussion with a compelling speaker or panel.
For our fall installment of Green Eggs & Ham, panelists and attendees will discuss the two transit and transportation ballot referenda scheduled for the November general election.
Past discussions have included the political landscape for Georgia's environment, transportation issues in metro Atlanta, the downtown Atlanta renaissance, the urban food movement, historic preservation, dedicated funding for conservation, and advocacy for Atlanta’s parks and green space.
- Brian Gist – Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center
- Seth Millican - Executive Director, Georgia Transportation Alliance
- Nathaniel Smith - Founder & Chief Equity Officer, Partnership for Southern Equity
Cost: $10 per person
Includes: Admission and appetizers
From the City of Atlanta:
The City of Atlanta has proposed a special purpose local option sales tax for transportation – a T-SPLOST – for four-tenths of a penny or an additional 4 cents on a $10 purchase. This T-SPLOST will generate approximately $300 million over a five-year period to fund significant and expansive transportation projects citywide.
MARTA, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, has also proposed a half-penny sales tax for transit expansion and enhancements in the City of Atlanta. Over a period of forty years, this half-penny sales tax will generate an estimated $2.5 billion, allowing MARTA to make major investments in transit infrastructure, including introducing high-capacity rail improvements, building new infill rail stations within the City, purchasing new buses, adding more frequent service, and introducing new bus routes. Learn more about the referenda.
About Generation Green:
Founded in 1994, Generation Green is an elected board of directors committed to supporting the Georgia Conservancy and its mission and programs. Generation Green empowers our communities to protect and enjoy Georgia’s outdoors through adventure trips, service projects and social and educational events.