There will always be additional options that can be presented but the fact remains that the passage of the T-SPLOST will enable us to begin working on our transportation concerns. Although the T-SPLOST list may not be perfect it is a start in the right direction. Also, it will be years before another passage of this magnitude will be brought up for a possible election. The time is now to vote for traffic reform.
Being in a modern city is all about having mobility options. We should not be subjected to having to drive our car just to get around for a distance as short as one mile.
This notion that transit doesn't work and that people will not use it is ridiculous. If there were options to use transit, if it was easy to use and readily available then of course people would transit. The options that we currently have are bare bones. We need to pass this transportation referendum to get our transit system in the right shape.
I think this article is an accurate depiction of how people on this referendum may feel. I think we can all agree that something needs to be done regarding our transportation infrastructure to get it moving in the right direction. What we cannot do is sit around and wait for a magical list that will appease everyone because that will never happen.
Just as construction companies are donating money to fund this campaign, there are a great deal of well know global brands who are supporting this effort as well. You cannot take a one sided approach and generalize the donors who are donating to this campaign. The transportation referendum is about ensuring that among many things that there is economic stability in the metro Atlanta area. One way to go about doing so is by easing congestion so that employees are able to get to work as efficient as possible and are able to return home from work without having to spend upwards to an hour in traffic.
It is definitely about time that Atlanta thinks long term regarding its transportation infrastructure. In order for Atlanta to continue to progress as it has transportation is a vital aspect of growth. People want mobility options. Once you set those mobility options in front of them then they will use them.
This is the best plan set for to address our transportation concerns. Alternatives would include more Hot Lanes and more toll lanes. All of which we would not be able to vote on and all of which would cost more money.
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