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ARC and GDOT Concerns

With all the push by the ARC, GDOT, State and special interest groups. the following covers their ultimte goals and plans.

 

Contrary to the claims of some, Fayette will be heavily impacted and we really don't have a say if the wish to push forward. So we must be alert to what is going on. Nor did Plan 2010 cease with the TSPLOST vote.

 

Currently, the plan is to piecemeal the effort until another big push can be attempted.

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What is a Regional Commission and the ARC?

Before discussing issues surrounding the Atlanta Regional Commission, what a Regional Commission (RC) is must be defined.

 

There is a lot of misunderstanding out there and the ARC, while powerful, would have you believe they are far more powerful than they are, in fact.

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ARC Regional Government

The other articles in this Topic Section get into the details of Plan 2010, Plan 2015, Plan 2040 and provide maps of Concept 3, Truck Routes etc. So that material will not be repeated here.

 

This is about the desire to combine all the cites and counties in the ARC area, as shown in the map below, into one government.

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Plan 2010 and Plan 2015

Remember the TSPLOST vote of 2012 on the TSPLOST (Plan 2010)? Dead, right?

 

Think again, it is very much alive, as is its offspring, Plan 2015.

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Plan 2040

Plan 2040 is the foundation for Plan 2010, Plan 2015, Concept 3 and other issues relating to what the ARC is attempting to do.

 

It is also the spring board of efforts to create a Regional Government.

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Train, Bus, Auto, Truck, Etc

Many of the issues associated with transportation are covered in other articles. The goal here is to pull all the pieces together for an overview and clearer picture.
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Mass Transit, Another Push

There are those in the ARC who are determined to get Mass Transit, even if the Legislature has to mandate it.

 

In November 7, 2014 AJC, on page A1 there is an article on a new survey. In the following a closer look is taken to examine claims.