The Transportation Investment Act (TIA) or TSPLOST Referendum process is a mechanism for Georgia voters to enact a regional sales tax for transportation purposes. The law allows a region to implement a one percent regional sales tax over a ten year period to fund transportation improvements. The SGRC is responsible for administering the process leading up to the referendum vote. The SGRC is a neutral party and only provides facts and information to local governments and the public regarding this process.
In early 2017, a majority of Southern Georgia counties passes resolutions to initiate the process for a regional transportation sales tax. The regional Transportation Roundtable, consisting of the County Commission Chairs and a Mayor from each of the 18 counties, met in April 2017 to start this regional process. The Roundtable first selected the date of May 22, 2018 as the date for the referendum.
Regional Sales Tax Fact Sheet (scroll down for FAQs)
Regional Roundtable Membership Roster (includes Executive Committee)
Project Portal (all submittals can be viewed publicly)