A Message from the Mayor
As your Mayor, I have made it a priority to make critical updates to the City of Atlanta’s infrastructure. And as Atlanta residents, you responded last March by overwhelmingly approving our $250 million infrastructure bond initiative, the single most significant infrastructure investment in modern times, an investment that will improve the look, feel and experience of our city.more >
Bond Program Highlights
Atlanta voters overwhelmingly supported the Renew Atlanta infrastructure bond in a special election on March 17, 2015. More than eight in ten voters approved two ballot questions to authorize repairs, improvements and upgrades to transportation and municipal facilities projects citywide.
Because of its strong credit rating, the City of Atlanta was able to fund the $250 million in bonds at historically-low interest rates.
On November 8, 2016, Atlanta voters approved two ballot referenda authorizing investment in transit and transportation infrastructure through a special purpose local option sales tax for transportation – TSPLOST. This TSPLOST will generate approximately $300 million over a five-year period to fund significant and expansive transportation projects citywide. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), also passed a half-penny sales tax for transit expansion and enhancements in the City of Atlanta.
The City of Atlanta and MARTA will now implement high priority projects from the Connect Atlanta Plan, the City’s comprehensive transportation plan, the Atlanta Streetcar System Plan, and Concept3, the Atlanta region’s transit plan, and more than a dozen neighborhood and community plans that have been adopted in the last six years.