Transit expansion advocates in Gwinnett County blame timing and the special election date for the failure of the transit referendum, but vow to continue their efforts until transit expansion is approved.
Before Gwinnett County voters even decide whether their transit plan leaves the station, it will cost taxpayers almost $770,000. That’s the cost of holding the election on March 19 instead of during last November’s general election.
A recent study, “Access Across America: Transit 2017,” by Andrew Owen and Brendan Murphy of the University of Minnesota, claims that accessibility to jobs by transit increased between 2016 and 2017.
Camden is aiming for the stars but shooting itself in the foot. The county administrator and commissioners have spent almost $5 million taxpayer dollars pursuing a fantasy with almost zero chance of success.
Relatively few people use public transit but everyone pays for it. No public transportation system in the country is economically sustained by the fares paid by riders; all are subsidized by taxes.
Highlights from an information session with transportation leaders regarding metro area express toll lanes.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s Bus Rapid Transit plan for SR 400 is a breath of fresh air amid stale and misguided transit proposals for the metro Atlanta region.
Bus Rapid Transit is a flexible step in the right direction. $100 million in General Obligation bonds for BRT infrastructure will be contribute to the SR 400 Express Lanes project.
The good, the bad, the ugly of the 2017-18 legislative session.
An entirely fresh approach is needed.
The Georgia General Assembly deserves praise for working to improve transit in Georgia. Two bills, one in the House and one in the Senate, focus on the funding and structure of Georgia’s transit systems.
Sometimes, efforts to legislate and regulate turn ordinary Americans into lawbreakers or foundering pariahs.
Atlanta could accomplish so much more by embracing the technologies set to change travel.
Proceed cautiously with a victims' rights amendment.