Pulaski puts transit sales tax on March 1 ballot | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Pulaski puts transit sales tax on March 1 ballot

Posted By on Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 7:27 PM

The Pulaski County Quorum Court voted tonight to put a quarter-cent sales tax on the county ballot March 1 to provide a dedicated source of revenue for Rock Region metro, the agency formerly known as Central Arkansas Transit.

The proposal joins another tax on some local ballots —- the city of Little Rock's request of voters to issue bonds to pay for improvements to the Arkansas Arts Center. A two-cent increase in the hotel tax takers effect whether bonds are used or not.

We'ver said before and say again; A first-class city needs a first-class transit service. This is one element in achieving it. Don't be fooled by non-users who anecdotaly judge its utility by the occasion bus they observe.

The Quorum Court voted 8-6 to allow the vote requested by the agency.  Said Director Jarod Varner:

We are extremely grateful the Pulaski County Quorum Court acted tonight to let the voters decide on improved funding for public transit. Stakeholders and community leaders throughout Pulaski County were heavily involved in the MOVE Central Arkansas initiative (rrmetro.org/move) which will guide future transit investment. Dedicated funding for transit will allow for innovative services that better support economic development and provide greater connectivity from our neighborhoods to jobs, education, healthcare and local businesses.

Tags: ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Al Gore remembers Dale Bumpers

    Former Vice President Al Gore, a former U.S. Senate colleague of Dale Bumpers, sent a statement on Bumpers' death Friday:
    • Jan 3, 2016
  • Baseball fans have a new place to stay

    If you missed out on Razorback baseball home games this year because you couldn’t find a great place to stay, your problem is now solved: Staybridge Suites of Fayetteville is now fully renovated and located directly across from Baum Stadium, with free parking for hotel guests.
    • May 22, 2017
  • In Little Rock, Marco Rubio sells American exceptionalism

    This is Rubio's axiomatic answer to Donald Trump's insistence that he and he alone will Make America Great Again: America is the greatest, always has been.
    • Feb 22, 2016

Most Shared

  • Take yourself there: Mavis Staples coming to LR for Central High performance

    Gospel and R&B singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, who has been inspiring fans with gospel-inflected freedom songs like "I'll Take You There" and "March Up Freedom's Highway" and the poignant "Oh What a Feeling" will come to Little Rock for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High.
  • Klan's president

    Everything that Donald Trump does — make that everything that he says — is calculated to thrill his lustiest disciples. But he is discovering that what was brilliant for a politician is a miscalculation for a president, because it deepens the chasm between him and most Americans.
  • On Charlottesville

    Watching the Charlottesville spectacle from halfway across the country, I confess that my first instinct was to raillery. Vanilla ISIS, somebody called this mob of would-be Nazis. A parade of love-deprived nerds marching bravely out of their parents' basements carrying tiki torches from Home Depot.
  • Lynchings hidden in the history of the Hot Springs Confederate monument

    Hot Springs twice erupted into the kind of violence that has its roots in the issues left unresolved by the Civil War, and both times, it happened right where that monument to Confederate soldiers stands today.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation