Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
I'm voting "no" on the T-SPLOST as it now stands in the referendum on July 31. A "yes" vote would tie us to an antiquated transportation system based on a technology, the automobile, that is over 100 years old and still nothing more than a box with four wheels and a motor.
We need something more than a "band-aid." We need radical surgery on our ailing transportation system. We need new ideas, new techniques and new approaches to the problem of traffic congestion.
It is a form of insanity to do the same thing over and over and expect different results. Let's encourage the innovators, entrepreneurs, creative guys and dolls out there that can come up with something new for a change.
To give billion of dollars and 10 years to building new roads and rails without an eye on a new approach to congestion would be like buying more "rope" to build bigger and more complicated "knots." And the knots would still be there 10 years from now.
-- Robbie Parker