Perhaps lawmakers should be reminded that their last-minute dealmaking might impact more people than just those under the Gold Dome? Maybe?
From Friday's Atlanta Business Chronicle:
If Atlantas rapid transit system is forced to eliminate a day of service, business leaders say, it will be a severe economic blow to a city already stung by a deepening recession.
It would be devastating for the Atlanta economy and therefore the state of Georgias economy if MARTA has to restrict services on any day, said A.J. Robinson, president of Central Atlanta Progress, the alliance of downtown businesses. He called the states failure to resolve the problem a travesty.
If MARTA has to furlough its trains and buses for one day a week, the ripple effect would be tremendous, Metro Atlanta Chamber President Sam Williams said. Ive talked to several big employers who say their businesses would be drastically affected. This would certainly send a message nationwide that Georgia has another problem and cant solve it.
The paper also quotes officials from AT&T, UPS and BellSouth all of whom say service cuts by MARTA would impact their workers. There's also a good list of statistics outlining the role MARTA plays in shuttling residents and visitors around the region.
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