Georgia House introduces its transit bill

- Georgia lawmakers push to fund transit expansion around metro Atlanta before the end of the legislative session.

House lawmakers introduced their version of a Regional Transit Bill Tuesday afternoon.

The Senate released its version earlier this month.

Both bills would create a new board to oversee transit expansion and approve potential projects.

Proponents said it's crucial that metro Atlanta's transit system expand to draw more business and growth into the state.

The House bill also outlines some additional funding sources for transit expansion. Among them, a one-cent tax on airport concession sales and a 50-cent fee on rides with services like Uber and Lyft.

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