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Old 02-24-2020, 05:18 PM
 
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Only 720 people out of a metro of 7 million is paltry, given that so much of Atlanta's landscape and appeal is about to be altered in such a major way...
I disagree. 720 people showing up for a meeting about roads is pretty damn substantial.
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Old 02-24-2020, 05:47 PM
 
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What was the overall result? was there any ballot and if so what did they vote?
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Old 02-24-2020, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I just received a newsletter from GDOT, and unfortunately...

ONLY 720 CITIZENS ATTENDED I-285 EXPRESS LANES (TOP END SECTION) OPEN HOUSE!

Out of the 3 million or so who live somewhat adjacent to the area.

So Georgians get whatever they're served, and rightly so.

People don't get involved here, and that's part of the reason for the rampant corruption and ****-poor pavement conditions on city streets.

I've never figured out the reason. Is everyone living such exciting lives here in Atlanta that they aren't aware of the problems?

Only 720 people out of a metro of 7 million is paltry, given that so much of Atlanta's landscape and appeal is about to be altered in such a major way...
Unfortunately that is typical for local/state politics. Only a few people put in a lot of effort to care.
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Old 02-24-2020, 07:22 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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Unfortunately that is typical for local/state politics. Only a few people put in a lot of effort to care.

720 people to a GDOT open house session is a ton of people.
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Buckhead Atlanta
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720 people to a GDOT open house session is a ton of people.
Also the 285 express lanes won't have a direct impact on everyone in the metro. I didn't attend this meeting because I don't drive or live in the impacted area.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:33 AM
 
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Unfortunately that is typical for local/state politics. Only a few people put in a lot of effort to care.
FWIW many people simply put can't, especially if the meeting is happening during work hours. After work hours they're typically just trying to catch up with daily life duties.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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FWIW many people simply put can't, especially if the meeting is happening during work hours. After work hours they're typically just trying to catch up with daily life duties.
Isn't it ironic, don't you think?
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:50 AM
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FWIW many people simply put can't, especially if the meeting is happening during work hours. After work hours they're typically just trying to catch up with daily life duties.
There are several in Dekalb County I wanted to attend, but they would be at 5 or 5:30 or 6 in areas that are hard to get to with traffic at those times.
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Old 02-27-2020, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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720 people to a GDOT open house session is a ton of people.
Over 3 days with with 2 open periods each day?

Before you all can say it was well attended, please do some research regarding other state's DOTs.

I know that NCDOT has virtual reality set ups where you can experience projects with the headgear stuff.

They must be popular to go to that level of engagement with the public.
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Old 02-27-2020, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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There are several in Dekalb County I wanted to attend, but they would be at 5 or 5:30 or 6 in areas that are hard to get to with traffic at those times.
Only GDOT would have open houses on Thursday at afternoon rush hours.

Unless they thought it would underscore the need for the project by arranging citizens to navigate there at the worst time.
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