When it comes time to publicize the tax vote, those projects can be part of the message.
"Those local projects have a definite impact on the voters," Leithead said. "I think it's important to make that distinction."
Still, Leithead said, putting the figures in black and white underscores a harsh reality.
"You can't do it all," he said.
How do we get there from here?
The future of regional transportation
Earlier, we brought you a series of stories examining what's at stake for Atlanta and the 10 counties that will decide whether to impose a new tax for transportation improvements. Our unmatched coverage continues today with a deeper look at new revenue projections and what they could mean for the project.
Visit our website to read previous installments in this ongoing series. Plus, search our updated database of proposed projects. It can be found only at www.ajc.com/go/transportation.
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