Transportation Investment Act (TIA) Frequently Asked Questions - updated regularly
What is TIA?
TIA is the acronym for the Transportation Investment Act. TIA funds can only be used for transportation purposes/projects.
When did the referendum pass in our region?
The TIA referendum was passed by voters in our region on May 22, 2018.
If passed, how long will TIA sales tax funds be collected?
Ten Years, According to OCGA 48-8-241, subsection (b), “When the imposition of a special district sales and use tax is authorized according to the procedures provided in this article within a special district, subject to the requirement of referendum approval and the other requirements of this article, a special sales and use tax shall be imposed within the special district for a period of ten years.”
How much revenue will TIA sales tax generate?
Please see total benefit estimates link above.
How much proceeds will each community get from the TIA sales tax?
According to OCGA 48-8-249, "Twenty-five percent of the proceeds received from the tax authorized by this article shall be distributed to the local governments within the special district in which the tax is imposed...Such percentages shall be allocated to each local government by multiplying the LARP factor of each local government by the total amount of funds to be distributed to all the local governments in the special district. Proceeds described in this subsection shall be distributed to the local governments on an ongoing basis as they are received by the commission. Such proceeds shall be used by the local governments only for transportation projects as defined in paragraph (10) of Code Section 48-8-242 and may also serve as the local match as required for state transportation projects and grants. If a special district receives from the tax net proceeds in excess of the investment list approved by the roundtable for the imposition of the tax or in excess of the actual cost of the project or projects on such investment list, then such excess proceeds shall be distributed among the local governments within the special district in accordance with this subsection.
Please see revenue estimates above.