Carolyn on Transportation
We need to invest in transit. I’ve heard folks in the 7th district describing their commutes as “soul-sucking.” The congestion and lack of transit options is causing the district to lose businesses who are moving to be closer to Marta. WestRock could have brought 800 jobs here instead of Sandy Springs, but we lack great public rapid transit. Link It’s harming our quality of life, and undermining our home values.
The business community recognizes this and is working on promoting a vision of Gwinnett with links to Marta or Bus Rapid Transit.
We deserve the same federal tax dollars that have been supporting the development of transit systems in other states. It’s time for a federal-state-local partnership to bring some of this money back home.