Gridlock costs Georgia jobs.
Our economy works best when more people can reliably get to and from work. And businesses invest in places where employees can reliably get to their jobs on time.
It’s time to realize that gridlock costs Georgia job creation and fewer available workers for business owners.
Traffic isn’t just Atlanta’s problem.
Gridlock doesn’t start and end in a single city or a single county. Whether it’s products shipped to Savannah heading toward Columbus or workers commuting from Woodstock to Atlanta, Georgia needs a transportation system that works seamlessly. We created our traffic problem together and we need to solve it together.
The General Assembly has created a solution that will allow 12 regions to define transportation projects that will benefit each local community. Residents in each region will vote on whether to tax themselves to pay for the transportation solutions. Unfortunately, our elected officials scheduled the vote during the July 2012 primaries when fewer people will go to the polls. Moving the vote to the November General Election ballot will make sure more Georgia voters will have a say in a policy that affects every resident, visitor and business owner in the state.
Gov. Nathan Deal believes the proposed transportation projects are important to job creation throughout Georgia. He also believes it is a sound principle “to allow as many taxpayers as possible to participate in this important decision.”
With the Governor’s support, the General Assembly should move this important jobs creation decision to the November 2012 ballot. Every voter should decide whether we pay to improve roads and transit in a way that best fits each region.
You can take action immediately.
Text “GAtraffic″ to 30644 from your mobile phone.
Or take an online poll to show your support for improving Georgia’s transportation problems. (Take the poll).
Finally, share this article with your friends, family and colleagues. By working together, we can improve our state.