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Just a revenue generator! Anyone who believes otherwise is daft.
Speeding tickets are just another revenue source. Saving lives is just a line they use to justify it. If your gonna speed your gonna speed and the cops aren't always around. Have you ever noticed that in the cities you pay a bigger fine for speeding then you do in the county? Gee I wonder why.
I dislike the fact that I will have to pay some peoples salaries that don't even work for me seeing as though I live outside of city limits. I agree with economist2 if you live in unincorporated Gwinnett when it comes to taxes you just got screwed!
I agree let's incorporate these cities and let the county handle everything. It works quite swimmingly in Columbus GA and Augusta GA. I really think that it stinks that I have to pay for some police department or fire department that will not be providing me a service.
I don't think we need to repeat the follies of that region. This regions lower taxes and cost of living are what draw people and businesses to the area. But when transportation is as bad as it gets here businesses take a second look. I think there are some viable plans that just seem to get past over and one of the reason is expense. I think that the truck lanes were a good idea. They did the study but it never happened. I'm pretty sure special interest and cost killed that one. Wasn't the federal government a big player in the HOT lane idea? I think whenever someone comes up with a new idea there will always be a naysayer like "newsreader". I think if there was a lane created just for him he would still gripe. You have to be able to find some kind of balance. Hey I'm all for ideas free of cost myself but there is no way that you are going to have 20 lanes on each side of the highway and not incur some sort of cost.
Obviously it is working a lot better up there then it is here because it was planned for while here it was not. People are moving away from up there because of outrageous taxes and cost of living. Not transportation. The point of the matter is this is an issue all across the country. Like I said when someone tries something new ignorant people always complain. At least they are trying something. If you can come up with a better plan run for office we'd all like to listen to it.
I am sorry But I have to disagree with these comments. I am willing to pay the tolls if it cuts my usually 45 minute commute in the morning from 316 to 285 down to 15 minutes. It is true it does cut down on commute times. I was skeptical myself until I tried it. If you live up north no one complains about the turnpike tolls. No one gripes about the tolls on 400 that were supposed to go away and never did. I think that people are upset about it because it is a change and most people don't like change. I-75 would benefit from such lanes. What ever happened to the idea of truck lanes? That would help cut down on traffic. Everyone wants to complain but no one wants to come up with solutions and when someone does everyone is against it.
Renewing tags every 10 years is just a way to get more money out of the tax payer.
You people are nuts! Do you how much revenue this would bring to this county? In case you haven't noticed this country is in a recession and almost depression(thanks to our current presidential administration). The county needs the money and the jobs it would bring. I believe that there a few "Not In My Backyard" folks that are mostly behind this anti airport rubbish. Guess what the airport was here probably before the houses. Don't like it move. As for the tax people. We throw away tons of money on education thanks to splost etc. and education never seems to improve. At least we would see a return on our dollar for this airport idea.
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