Congressional action could have unintended negative consequences.
The Sunday June 5, 2016 edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution included a column by its Senior Managing Editor on the Atlanta Streetcar entitled, “Boondoggle or future boon?” in which Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd was quoted. The column is reproduced below…
Continuing to resort to 19th-century technology is unwise when a 21st-century generation prefers flexibility and innovative, personalized transit options.
Atlanta-focused transportation component has positives and negatives.
It might be said that MARTA practices transit apartheid.
For one MARTA heavy-rail expansion we could provide 20 high quality bus rapid transit expansions.
What's happened to change commute patterns of Millennials?
MARTA rail expansion, education and money and welfare work requirements.
A new quarter-penny sales tax for transit could build one heavy-rail extension that would lock up transit funding and lock in an aging technology for the foreseeable future and take more than 100 years to pay off.
" ... putting more buses in managed lanes would be far more cost-effective."