Truck Lanes Gone

You mean a road project took into account costs?

Truck lanes proposed for a toll road project on I-75 in Cobb County have dropped off the table because the project grew so expensive, its developers said at a meeting at the state Department of Transportation Thursday.

That developer team and five others who propose toll projects for metro Atlanta made their cases for reviving or continuing their projects at the all-day meeting.

5 comments

  1. Game Fan says:

    If you look at the “pay as you go” concept as in toll roads, and take a utilitarian point of view, there’s added cost, less freedom and slower traffic, as well as concentration of power and usually highway robbery by some politicians in bed with a few lobbyists. Hey, it works great in the Northeast I suppose. Especially if you like having a transponder in your vehicle 24/7. It’s awesome for the sheeple and the shareholders too.

  2. MidtownTraffic says:

    Is anyone willing to try a new idea on Georgia highways?
    Toronto, Dallas, Chicago, already at or moving to fully electronic, toll booth free systems.
    Toll Plaza at GA-400 is a major bottleneck on a bad day. Even the cruise lanes get choked in the backup.

    What causes the doubling of the truck lane project costs? Is the original project budget even accurate?

  3. Game Fan says:

    Here’s a new idea. Why doesn’t someone with posting privileges figure out how the gas tax can actually be used to pay for the roads which are used by the people paying the gas tax. sort of a “pay-as-you-use” concept, eh? Of course there’s no “shareholder value” in that one.

  4. Dave Bearse says:

    The proposal is not feasible unless truck use of the lanes is mandatory. I suspect it’s being dropped because the trucking industry won’t have it.

  5. Game Fan says:

    A little “full disclosure”: I’m always agin’ microchip BS and ass hats in government snooping and spying along with these think tanks and some of their other nifty ideas which ultimately cost more money. Ya wanna help traffic? Lets get rid of the illegal aliens. Save money. Let’s throw the crooks and liars in prison forever.

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