Bill HB511 would boost Georgia transit spending by up to $60 million by taxing taxi, limo, and rideshare trips

A bill introduced in the General Assembly on Wednesday would provide tens of millions of dollars a year for mass transit — a substantial investment for that for decades has been reluctant to fully embrace public transportation.

Some of the money would support new subsidies for unemployed rural residents who need transportation to get jobs or to get to school and tax credits for companies that help cover their employees’ transportation costs. But some of the money could be available for metro Atlanta programs.