T S P L O S T 2
The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce supports the renewal of the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST), a 1 percent sales tax for critical community transportation projects that enhance the safety, livability and support economic growth.
The Albany Area Chamber has historically supported TSPLOST and successfully led the voter advocacy efforts that helped get these projects across the finish line. That’s because we recognize the impact of the projects on our community. These taxes are indeed special because of their project lists; because they must be approved by the voters; and because they allow for maximum local impact with limited burden on the local taxpayer.
The Albany Area Chamber encourages voters to vote “YES” to continue TSPLOST.
Early voting >> October 17-November 3, 2023
Election Day >> November 7, 2023
TSPLOST 2 is expected to generate $89 million. We estimate that nearly 50 percent of the tax collection is from visitors, in essence alleviating residents of Albany and Dougherty County through a significant discount on its investment of much-needed projects and improvements. TSPLOST revenue supports mandatory and critical transportation projects that would otherwise not be possible.
Scope of Work & Community Investments
- Road improvement & Resurfacing: $40 million
- Intersection Improvements: $20 million
- Trails: $8 million
- Sidewalks: $7 million
- Alleys: $7 million
- Airport: $5 million
- Traffic Calming Devices: $2 million
Early voting >> October 17-November 3
Election Day >> November 7