by Baruch Feigenbaum
August 28, 2013
Metropolitan Atlanta’s transportation system has reached a critical juncture. Its highway and transit systems have failed to keep pace with population growth and changing travel patterns, and the result is congestion and a lack of mobility. Taken together, these problems have significant economic implications for Atlanta. It also shrinks people’s circles of opportunity, limiting their possibilities in entertainment, recreation and social life. This transportation plan aims to end traffic congestion as a regular part of life in metropolitan Atlanta and to dramatically increase the mobility of its residents. Crucially, this plan also proposes an approach to funding its recommendations that requires no new tax revenue.