Kim Conroy, Gwinnett County director of transportation, technically can’t be an advocate for the Transportation Investment Act, the voter referendum also known as TSPLOST. But he left no doubt Monday (July16) in Suwanee how county leaders view the situation.
“We do see traffic as one of the most important things we face,” Conroy said after Monday’s 45-minute video slide presentation at Suwanee City Hall. “Congestion is an issue.”
And one resident in attendance agrees.
“Improvements are needed,” said Hank Duren of Buford, who attended the session with his wife, Carmen Duren. She added: “New people are moving here all the time.”
The price, of course, is adding a 1 percent sales tax to Gwinnett County and metro Atlanta for the next 10 years, or until the projected $8.4 billion in funds is raised. The referendum is on the July 31 ballot and already before advance voters.