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Actually, I don't have a problem with the lanes being built - rather than taken over like we saw in Gwinnett. I've been in the lanes in Gwinnett 3 times - each time free with the 3+ carpool, but I refuse to pay for using lanes that were already paid for.
Um...... It wasn't the Union forcing this, it was Congress - and it was not started by the Democrats either. The Republicans did this to the Postal Service. The CONGRESS, not the Union, is forcing the Postal Service to prefund 75 years worth of retirement benefits - including benefits for postal workers who aren't even born yet. Let's lay blame where blame is due.
Mickey - they're five. Take a class on cognitive development. They'll learn the analog clock and American currency soon enough. Besides, those are math skills, not English language skills which are just as important.
Limited government and individual liberty? If this is the case, then why does the GOP care who marries whom? Seems the government saying no is the opposite of limited government and individual liberty.
Any idea if the state will still offer the numerous specialty plates and what they will look like if they do?
Buzz- choose to send your children to whatever school you want with your savings from your hard work and sacrifices, not with my tax dollars. Vouchers are nothing more than welfare for the rich.
For what it's worth, and this is not condoning the actions of this individual, but where are the stories about plumbers, car salesmen, accountants, doctors, etc. driving under the influence? Oh wait, because this person is in education, we have to share it with the world when they do wrong.
Sad thing is the way the law is really written, it's not a simple 20 over. I could, in theory, be going 45 mph over the posted speed limit in Downtown Snellville or Lawrenceville and not be a "super speeder."
These lanes will be of little or no use to anyone who does not live in Gwinnett or maybe Barrow Counties..... why else would any one waste the time to get the Peach Pass - and despite the fact that I live in Gwinnett, there is no way I can afford on an educator's salary to pay the extra $3-5 thousand someone estimated a year's worth of travel would cost in these lanes. What will the state do if/when these lanes prove to be a huge failure? Pay to take them down at additional cost to the taxpayers of Georgia?
The article mentions that there are 8 other cities using the HOT lanes. I saw them a few years ago in Miami on I-95. There were two lanes in each direction with a physical barrier between them and the main travel lanes. Has any other city simply installed the lanes and painted stripes on the road? I think that is why these lanes will fail here.
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