To those of us who aren’t too happy with GDOT/SRTA “Lexus Lanes”, it seems that Santa Claus came a little bit early this week, as the plans for High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes on I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee Counties were stopped… at least for now.
Could it be that thousands of Georgia’s drivers, including “yours truly”, aren’t too tickled about HOT lanes and that our elected officials are (perhaps) finally getting the picture? I’m not so sure, but our friend Chris Haley at “Stolen Lanes” tends to think so… and I like his assessment. Please click here to see his interview on CBS Atlanta 46.
On the south side of Metro Atlanta, there are similar plans for I-75 in Clayton and Henry Counties. Hopefully, these will suffer the same fate as their northern counterparts, but we shall see.
For now, I’m thankful for the fact that we aren’t going to see any more “Lexus Lanes” here in Georgia anytime soon. Yes, traffic in Metro Atlanta sucks, but we need solutions that will be beneficial to all drivers, regardless of income, race, color, etc.
… and may you and yours have a very happy and safe holiday season!!!