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Well, this time Gina Evans steps up to the plate as the SRTA mouthpiece. What's the matter? Malika Reed Wilkins isn't getting it done this time? Gina, please explain to all of us what value you, Malika, the SRTA, and the HOT lanes brings to the table, because for the life of me, I don't get it. I see the HOT lanes is nothing more than an infinite money pit to justify your very existence. GDP, why do you continue to perpetuate their crap? This is a gross misuse and waste of taxpayer dollars that we didn't sign up for, nor do we want. Why don't you report that? Why don't you report that we HATE it and that we don't approve of it and that we want it to simply go away?
Let's get something straight Tyler. A hand full of supporters versus huge numbers of opponents does not a split make. We have managed after one year to keep the resident SRTA mouthpiece, Malika Reed Williams employed. What a great deal this woman has! And what is this revenue for? "...The money is instead being earmarked for operations and maintenance of the lanes themselves..." LOL, you just can't make this crap up!
You're always going to have fools like Mark Christopher who commutes from Dacula to Kennesaw every day. Here's another idiot that is perfectly content allowing the taxpayers to subsidize his idiocy to live on one side of the planet and commute to the other. Move moron! We, the taxpayers, didn't take you to raise!
And last, I want somebody to tell me by whose authority and under what jurisdiction these gov'ment agencies have been allowed to extort this money from the taxpayers without so much as a challenge? Even the legislators that have looked into it have backed off and turned away. Is it because they, by their own ignorance, helped put it into place by voting for it so they could see what was in it? Please tell me we have a means to tear this mess down and restore it to the people who have already paid for it. But instead of tearing it down, all we are seeing is more of the same. The DOT and the SRTA are two agencies that need to be reigned in, or should I say abolished where the SRTA is concerned.
What is this...the third time in as many months this inept excuse of a gov'ment transportation entity has managed to keep this FUBAR of a payment system as dysfunctional as the entity that runs it? LOL, you cannot make this crap up. And you wanted how many TSPLOST dollar$ to expand and shore up the system of ineptitude? Gotta love it! It would be downright comical if it weren't so ridiculous.
Yes, the residents of Gwinnett County should be so pleased. What the H-E-Double-L do we need with 11 small plazas near the corners of the interchanges and north bound and south bound ramps from I-85 to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road? And the three plazas where Sawmill Road meets Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road for a variety of benches and trash cans? Are you kidding me? For what? For people to have a place to hang out after purchasing their booze from the adjacent liquor store? Or to rest after they finish their shopping spree across the bridge at the sex toy store? $285,845 for this crap, and you wonder why the people of Gwinnett County are fed up! Don't get me wrong; I don't have a problem dressing up the interchange a little bit, but this is beyond ridiculous. LOL, idiocy certainly has no boundaries with you people does it? Perhaps you could provide a booth staffed with government employees to act as a drive thru for these two businesses before they get on the interstate and drive down our government provide HOT lanes!
Seriously dude, what is your malfunction? He doesn't need your approval or your endorsement. You are pretty arrogant considering the company you are in.
Do you think that TSPLOST money is used for maintenance? There is a fundamental difference between new and improved. Did you miss the part about the GA20 improvements already being funded? Never mind.
“…The future looked promising, with officials working for months to buy the land needed for the widening and construction finally appearing as a light at the end of the tunnel…”
“…Though metro Atlantans voted down a regional transportation tax slated to fill an $8 billion list of projects throughout the region in the next 10 years, the project is still on track for construction in two years…”
“…"That money is already there and planned," said Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Teri Pope, adding that the $8 million line item in the T-SPLOST project list would have allowed the state to free up a portion of the construction costs for something else…”
AND you wonder why we don’t trust you! You put it in as a line item just so that you could utilize the money elsewhere once the voters approved the referendum. Now the truth comes out.
“…But unlike other projects on the $6 billion regional list which would have waited on funding for decades, the state still has plans to move the $30 million long-awaited road project through, along with a $10 million project to widen the bridge over the Chattahoochee River…”
AND good since this is something that was needed 20 years ago and promised over a decade ago. As luck would have it, the referendum wasn’t necessary for this after all.
NOW, our next initiative on this transportation initiative is to have the 30% matching fund extortion removed. Heed this warning Deal and Legislators…we will vote you out of office in the next election if a) You don’t remove the toll booths as promised on GA400, b)the HOT lanes on I-85 are not removed by election date, and c)this 30% extortion isn’t repealed.
YES, we are very awake and paying attention!
I give numerodumbo. Of the four you mentioned, only medical is a benefit. Explain the benefit marriage, tax, and government!
I would like for a special grand jury to investigate the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. I smell very large rat(s) there.
Interesting! This was not just a "NO" vote. What troubles me is that Kasim Reed is going to "...work just as hard..." and Nathan Deal says "...This is not the end of the discussion..." Yeah Nathan, discussion is over. These people are like a bunch of hard-headed children. You tell them "NO", and they keep working against you as if they didn't hear you and completely ignore you. This almost 2-to-1 margin of a "NO" vote should demonstrate to these imbeciles, that in spite of all of their lying deceitful campaign to convince us we had to have it, we ain't buying it. You're right Deal ~ it ain't over. It will be over in 2014 when we hand you your pink slip and elect a Democrat as Governor for the first time in 12 years.
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