Town hall on Gwinnett toll lanes planned Thursday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- People frustrated with express lanes on Interstate 85 have the chance to sound off Thursday.

While public officials will not attend the 7 p.m. town hall meeting, arranged by foes of the so-called HOT lanes with help from local senators, the session will be an opportunity for people who walked out of a town hall last month because of frustrations that people were not allowed to express views.

Howard Rogers, who began an online petition after his commute from his Lawrenceville home to work lengthened, has pushed for officials from the State Road and Tollway Authority and Georgia Department of Transportation to attend, even after an initial no.

Even without their attendance, he hopes to have answers to a dozen questions, including what would be considered a success for the toll lanes, where about 10,000 drivers a day have paid to rush past drivers.

The agenda for the two-hour meeting, which will be moderated by Daily Post Publisher J.K. Murphy, includes about 45 minutes for members of the public to talk about their concerns.

The meeting will be held at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.


JohnGalt 3 years, 10 months ago

Great! We're going to have another Puppet Show, only this time, you're not bringing the puppets? That's no fun. No SRTA or ARC representative to tar and feather makes for nothing more than another opportunity for our illustrious government bureaucrats to say "well, we held a town hall meeting on it". You can fool some of the people some of the time. You can fool most of the people all of the time. But you can't fool me any time.

Tell you what. We'll hold our meeting at the polls when we ceremoniously vote "NO" to TSPLOST. And I'm going to make it a point to remind everyone about this boondoggle every opportunity I get to post on it. And especially for the benefit of all the free loaders of our community that seem to relish in our anxiety over this taxation without representation.


8STARGENERAL 3 years, 10 months ago

You have this lane which you want to charge money to drive on, open the lane up and your traffic problems should decrease, where are the tax dollars going which help build roads, schools and so on and I am sure the public officials have more pressing engagements to attend, then to hear citizens of Gwinnett speak.


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