On the final day before Georgia voters head to the polls to vote on a 10-year, 1-cent sales tax that would fund billions of dollars in road and rail projects, two of the state's most influential politicians made their case for a "yes" vote.
"We're going to make the decision tomorrow that treading water and just surviving is not enough," said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed during a rally at the State Capitol.
He likened the vote to the same level of importance as were the accomplishments of MARTA, the Olympics and the airport.
Both Reed and Gov. Nathan Deal made their case in front of supporters that Georgia will flounder without taking a bold step of approving the TSPLOST measure.
"Without this referendum, we simply don't have the resources to ensure that Georgia has an adequate transportation network in the years to come," Deal said.
Neither he nor Reed wanted to talk about a "plan B," in case TSPLOST fails.
"I'll deal with that if we have to have that conversation," Reed said.
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