6:28 am March 17, 2010, by Henry Unger
This issue is not going away — not for a long time.
Business execs have consistently ranked traffic congestion and transit as one of the metro area’s key problems. But little gets done.
Now, bus service in Clayton County is scheduled for shutdown March 31, leaving thousands of riders scrambling for alternatives to get to their jobs.
Meanwhile, MARTA is in a deep financial hole and talking about major service cuts.
On the state level, the legislature is considering a regional tax proposal to fund transportation projects, but similar measures have failed in previous years.
Will anything ever get done?
Shouldn’t a major county, despite budget constraints, provide some bus service for its residents? Is that too much to ask?
And shouldn’t state politicians, after more than a decade of talking about the growing transportation mess, have passed some funding mechanism by now?
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