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Mon Dec 18, 2017, 10:14 PM

Transit expected to be big focus in next legislative session

Much has been said in past legislative sessions about fixing roads.

And while that’s expected to continue in 2018, lawmakers also are expected turn their attention to public transit — something that could have a direct bearing on Atlanta commuters from Hall County.

Particularly being considered is a regional transit authority that would help metro Atlanta transit providers, such as Gwinnett County Transit, which has a station off Interstate 985, with coordinating routes more efficiently.

“Everybody operates in their own silo and, when you’re talking about transit, you cannot just think about county lines,” said Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, chairman of the House Commission on Transit Governance & Funding, which has held public meetings throughout the state.

Read more: https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/transit-expected-be-big-focus-next-legislative-session/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 11:05 PM

1. Expansion of mass transit outside of Atlanta has repeatedly been voted down

by the citizens of the outlying counties. They don't want blacks to have easy access to public transit that might help them violate the sacred precincts of Cobb and other suburban counties. Do you know what they say the acronym for Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) stands for? "Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta." This is the mindset of the Atlanta suburbs. Good luck to the legislature in dealing with it.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 11:38 PM

2. So it will just keep going up

Georgia 400 until it reaches the northern border of Fulton Co. 75 and 85 will have toll lanes.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 11:49 PM

3. Ah, gee...I can remember when driving down I-75 to Atlanta was a pleasant experience

four lanes, two southbound, two northbound, with a nice median between, planted with flowering shrubs and trees. It was particularly beautiful in springtime. Also, you could hop on a nice Trailways bus in the little north Georgia town where I lived and arrive in Atlanta 2 hours later for the exorbitant sum of about $5.00. Now it's traffic hell from Jasper in the north to Perry in the south. My relatives who live in the metro Atlanta area have ONE topic of conversation: How to get from point A to point B. Such a shame. Maybe toll lanes would be a good solution.

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