The bad situation of the public transit in Atlanta

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The bad situation of the public transit in Atlanta From “Anatomy: Introduction to Transportation”: We can see the some statistics about Atlanta transportation. Compared to 47.3 percent of workers in New York, 19.2 percent in San Francisco, 17.1 in Chicago, and 14.2 percent in Boston community using public transit, only 4.7 percent of workers (less than national average) in Atlanta commute to work via public transit, which make Atlanta the fourth ranking, behind Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Seattle in metropolitan areas with the worst traffic congestion. Why does this happen? Why don’t people in Atlanta choose public transit instead of cars? The reason is Atlanta’s government’s policies. Atlanta’s regional transportation policies are implicated in land-use patterns, unhealthy air, and sprawl. The Georgia Department of Transportation adopted the “Build them and they will come” road building program as its regional planning model. Mobility is equated with driving since mass transit has not penetrated much of the Atlanta region. Apparently, more highways translate into more cars. The region’s economy depends heavily on keeping traffic moving along the three interstate highways: I-20, I-75, and I-85. Writing in its
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