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Neighborhoods to be off-limits to commercial vehicles

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Albany City Commissioners plan to ban commercial vehicles from parking in residential areas. 

 The city doesn't want heavy work equipment, limos, or tractor-trailers parking in residential areas. Leaders say they clutter up neighborhoods and can cause traffic problems.

There will be an exception for school buses. Ward 3 Commissioner Chris Pike used to be a school bus driver. He knows drivers often keep their buses at their homes to cut back on trips to the bus garage that can cost them fuel money for their personal vehicles.

"We want to make sure that we don't impose rules and laws that adversely affect people economically and what happens is a lot of these school buses are in places where their routes start anyway, so it makes sense for the school bus driver to keep the bus at home," Pike said.

Buses won't be allowed on city rights of way. They must be parked in a side or back yard.

 

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