Larry Gellerstedt, the incoming chair of Metro Atlanta Chamber, said that there is a need to beef up $1.5 billion a year on infrastructure. The cost of not making such investments is “much, much more” said the CEO of Cousins Properties.

The plan might cause an increase in taxes. A special transportation sales tax failed to find support in 2012.

source/s: http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/12/02/atlanta-business-leaders-back-push-for-transportation-funding/