By Jim Wallace - bio | email
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Chairman of the Atlanta Regional Commission says the metro area and South Georgia must work together to improve transportation to improve economic development in Georgia.
Sam Olens says the Georgia Department of Transportation has
perfected bureaucratic paralysis, and is much too slow and expensive to solve the state's transportation needs.
Olens said all Georgians need to work together, and not see metro Atlanta as the enemy in order to improve Georgia's roads and transportation.
"We are absolutely losing critical jobs throughout our state due to our inability to deal with the mobility concerns of our residents and businesses."
Olens said State Transportation officials need to be held responsible for the progress of road projects, and that more interstates need to be built across Georgia to take freight off Atlanta highways.
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