The TIP of the Iceberg in Nashville

Source: The Pamphleteer
by David Hunt

“Mayor Freddie O’Connell wants to fund his transit plan by raising the sales tax by half a cent. But is this strategy as foolproof as it sounds? ‘For every $50 you spend, you’ll see an extra 25 cents in sales tax on your receipt,’ said the mayor at Antioch’s Southeast Community Center three weeks ago describing the details of the Transit Improvement Program, colloquially known as Choose How You Move, his solution to Nashville’s transit woes. The negligible increase, he explained, would make up 46 percent of the revenue generated to cover this project. The surcharge is projected to generate over $150 million annually, but ‘for most Nashvillians, the cost will be at or under $70 per year.'” (05/15/24)