Transportation

Stories like this are way too common.

Traffic was gridlocked on Interstates 75 and 85 headed into Atlanta from the north Wednesday morning as a pair of major wrecks backed traffic up for miles.

When will the legislature get serious about transportation funding and, perhaps, expanded rail/subway services?

15 comments

  1. ByteMe says:

    When will the legislature get serious about transportation funding and, perhaps, expanded rail/subway services?

    About the same time you start publicly attacking Republican legislators who refuse to do anything about it.

    Yeah, I guessed.

    • Joshua Morris says:

      Yep. They’ve had almost 5 years to fix this transportation system that was built under eons of democratic leadership. What is taking them so long?

      • ByteMe says:

        Yep. They’ve had almost 5 years to fix this transportation system that was built under eons of democratic leadership. Why haven’t they gotten started yet and continue to act like disfunctional children over the whole thing?

        Fixed your typo.

        • Joshua Morris says:

          Don’t taint my comment with your childish thoughts. Just write your own. And maybe you can address what the democratic leadership was “act[ing] like” for 100+ years of the transportation age.

          • I agree… the D’s and R’s suck at fixing problems… but are really good at creating and/or extending the life of them. 😉 . (Why fix an issue that you can run over and over on?) Under -D’s and -R’s the transportation issue will only be fixed worked on when the good-ol’-boy contracts are in place to repay favors it becomes politically advantageous to do so and no sooner. Be patient, distractions take time.

  2. Progressive Dem says:

    I’ll tell you when:

    When it isn’t politically expedient to whip Atlanta and Marta.

    When we elect people who are interested in solving big problems.

    When we elect people who can recognize the economic interelationships of the metro region to the rest of the state.

    When we stop pitting one goup against another.

  3. Goldwater Conservative says:

    What about the headlines about people dying in DUI car accidents from having to drive home from the bar on Sundays!?

    Progressive Dem: sorry that will never happen.

    So long as GA remains an uneducated evangelist state all that matters is being white, pro-life and anti-gay.

    • Mad Dog says:

      Tell us what you really think, GC.

      Why do we blame teen aged drivers for our insurance rates being so high but blame the DOT/GOP when a commuter accidents delays the rush hour traffic?

      Why isn’t there an outrage towards personal responsibility? Commuters get all the delays they deserve. After all, they picked their commute distance and route when accepting their job and home locations.

      Don’t like the time it takes to drive home from work or to work from home? Change the things you control INSTEAD OF ASKING FOR A GOVERNMENT HAND OUT!

      Dang, you’d think a driver’s license is an entitlement card.

      🙂

      • Progressive Dem says:

        What should we tell the business that considers bringing new jobs to Atlanta? You should go some place else if you think traffic is a problem. What should we tell the two-income family? You should both live near your employers locations. By the same logic, if you think the local park near your home is inferior, don’t attempt to improve it; instead move away.

        • Mad Dog says:

          There are businesses moving to Atlanta? That’s news, eh?
          And these businesses are recruiting from Villa Rica? Gainesville? Marietta? Peachtree City? Covington? Alpharetta?
          And these businesses won’t locate here if the commute is a problem for their potential employees. Ahhhhh.

          Now I get it. I had it wrong. We must kneel to the Corporate Gawds and their need for huge buildings that define the sky, a need for white suburban employees who fled the cities long ago, and tax cuts. I almost forgot the tax cuts that brought Kia motors to downtown Atlanta.

          Yup. Georgia won’t grow unless transportation INTO Atlanta grows. AKA, all roads lead to Rome.

          Yup, the painless solution. Make more roads. Not smarter people.

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