Before spending billions of dollars for trains, buses and new roads to improve transportation in metro Atlanta, how about making a simple, cheap and effective change that would reduce commuter time and gas consumption? How about doing what Gov. Sonny Perdue and so many commissioners and mayors have promised to do for so many years? How about synchronizing all traffic lights? I recently spent nearly an hour traveling a few miles on Fulton Industrial Boulevard in a logjam of angry drivers. The same commute usually takes about 10 minutes when the lights are working properly.
Please spend a small amount of money changing the timing of the traffic lights and save all of us a lot of money and grief. We don’t need TIA; we need a common sense approach for traffic solutions.