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A big part of metro Atlanta’s transportation muddle, writes a concerned citizen, is that the problem has never been adequately defined. A couple of things are clear, though: Georgia needs to increase revenues for expanding roads and transit, most likely though increased motor fuel taxes. Then, the state should let the Department of Transportation coordinate all the myriad local efforts now in place to prioritize solutions. In our second column, a Washington-based writer looks at how rail invariably increases pedestrian traffic for merchants.
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Let’s define the problem first
By Joel Smith
Any discussion of metro Atlanta transportation solutions requires that we first define the problem, secure agreement on problem definition, and then develop solutions.
For example, is the problem traffic congestion? Or is it that cars are destroying the planet? Is the problem that people have a need to move more conveniently and quickly in all