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Voters turn down transportation tax

Metro Atlanta voters defeated a one-cent sales tax Tuesday that would have supported $7.2 billion in road and transit improvements over the next 10 years, including a plan to bring light rail service to the Clifton Corridor.

With 183 of 189 precincts reporting, election results early Wednesday showed voters rejecting the Regional Transportation Referendum (also called T-SPLOST) by a margin of 62 percent to 37 percent, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.

The proposed tax plan would have represented the largest single investment in transportation infrastructure in the region’s history.

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