Metro Atlanta residents increasingly see public transportation as the best way to tackle the region’s thorny traffic problems – and a majority are willing to pay higher taxes to cover the cost.
Nearly half – 49 percent – of respondents in a 13-county area say expanding transit is the best way to address traffic congestion, according to an Atlanta Regional Commission poll to be released today. By comparison, just 27 percent say improving roads and highways is the best traffic solution, the poll found.
The region’s residents are significantly more likely to embrace transit than a few years ago. Just 41 percent of respondents said transit was the best option in 2013.