Five Ways to Move Ahead on Transportation Policy
By Benita M. Dodd
1.) Express buses capitalize on the state’s existing plan to transform the current high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) managed lanes into a network of high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes.
2.) Change MARTA’s fares to distance-based, along with an attractive “frequent rider” discount.
3.) Provide a fuel tax rebate to users of the HOT lanes to overcome the accusation of double taxation.
4.) Innovations and technology such as self-driving “robocars.”
5.) Divert freight traffic that does not need to enter Atlanta onto enhanced highways around the state.
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