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No more excuses

Atlanta has some of the worst surface streets in the nation (along with its unsynchronized traffic lights), creating an urban clusterfuck with few peers.

If city leaders are ever going to fix them, now’s the time. Don’t hold your breath.

Under the new law, the Georgia Department of Transportation will receive at least $2 billion. The state can use the money for infrastructure maintenance, which includes roads and transit.


2 thoughts on “No more excuses Leave a comment

  1. Can’t build a school without an ESPLOST. Can’t build a road without a TSPLOST.
    All the billions of our tax money apparently goes just to service salaries and benefits and pensions. To actually get anything done, we need more taxes. Just an abominable state of affairs.

  2. I moved here in 2004 – I don’t have the data at hand, but I’ve been hearing about ‘pass this’ ‘pass that’ for special taxes almost every year, at the county, city, and state level. Yet I haven’t seen a whole heck of a lot done. Meanwhile, just down the street from my house, the contractors hired by Cobb County put SIX lights at a four way intersection, apparently because there are two houses with driveways that dump out at the edges of the intersection. So NOW, that intersection is far worse, with all four actual traffic lanes at a dead stop while the light controls cycle through the two driveways. A profound lack of common sense in spending public funds scares me.

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