Hike funding

Muscogee County holds meeting to discuss funding for T-SPLOST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) — In addition to the candidates, voters will also decide whether they want to pass the Special Purpose Local Transportation Options Sales Tax, also known as T-SPLOST.

Sales tax will increase from 8% to 9% if approved.

Muscogee County is one of 16 counties in the River Valley region that will receive funding from this tax.

The current T-SPLOST will expire at the end of December.

Previous funds have been used for projects including the Follow Me Trail, construction of US 27 and Custer Road, and METRA improvements. The new funding would go towards efforts such as widening Cusseta and Williams Road and expanding the passenger terminal at Columbus Airport.

Deputy City Manager Pam Hodge explained the total cost of the projects.

“If approved by voters on May 24, has a project slate of $664 million. And that’s a list of regional projects,” Hodge said.

She broke down the funding costs in a public briefing. If you missed this meeting, two more are scheduled.

The next will take place on April 25 at the Shirley Winston Recreation Center on Steam Mill Road and another on April 28 at the Psalmond Road Recreation Center on Psalmond Road.

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