Thursday, September 20, 2007

Passing Gas

In this week's Creative Loafing, Joe ponders the question of what will do the emissions from all these tunnels certain "transportation consultants" are suggesting as solutions to Atlanta's traffic woes.
Robert Poole, director of transportation studies for the Reason Foundation, told the Legislature's House Transportation Committee that the tunnels would "avoid any interference with the neighborhoods and land uses" and have "no impact on traffic in any of those neighborhoods." At that meeting, he failed to mention there would be structures to ventilate emissions from the tunnel, but acknowledged in an interview with CL that "there would definitely have to be a ventilation system."

And lest you think these tunnel ideas are limited to the interstates, don't forget what one "consultant recommended for the Sembler project at the intersection of North Druid Hills and Briarcliff.

1 comment:

Open+Transparent said...

Never a good thing when a $25 billion estimate is probably on the low side...

But Georgia road builders and the former GDOT staffers they hire as consultants are whistling Dixie!