Dr. TSPLOST: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Transportation Investment

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I’m not going to hit you over the head with a heavy-handed plea to vote yes on the July 31 transportation referendum.  You’re smart enough to know why a yes vote is important.  Just don’t forget to vote.  It’s that important.  The implications are pretty far reaching, and a “”I totally forgot”” or an “” I was just really busy that day”” are downright unacceptable.

I just read a really good op-ed piece at the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Real Talk Blog, written by OA Development’s Steve Berman.  If you don’t know what TSPLOST is, why we’re going to the polls on July 31st or why you should care, you should read the piece in full.  It’s brief and right on the money.  A taste:

The maddening scene plays out day after day. Yet we keep doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.

It is the definition of insanity.

We put ourselves on I-285 at rush hour and expect to travel faster than 10 mph. Thousands of workers are stranded on Atlanta’s highways trying to get to and from work. They each waste an estimated 40 hours a year sitting unproductively in traffic, burning fuel. This image of Atlanta is not lost on the leaders of corporate America.

PHOTO CREDIT: UNTIE ATLANTA/Citizens for Transportation Mobility

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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at ABCNews.com, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.