Transportation Foremost On The Minds of Atlanta Area Citizens

The Atlanta Business Chronicle shared some data today reflecting the biggest problems for Atlanta area citizens. The data is from a poll released by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) that was performed over a 13 county area by Kennesaw State University’s A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research.

The poll showed that 27% of the total respondents saw that transportation is the biggest problem, followed by crime, and then the economy in third. 91% stated that the improvement of public transit is either “very important” or “somewhat important” to the future of Atlanta. There were 44% that thought public transit could solve Atlanta’s traffic problems and 31% thought it could be solved by improving the roads in the area.

Doug Hooker,  Executive Director of the ARC, shared at this mornings annual State of the Region breakfast that the region’s population grew by 60,000 and 80,000 jobs were added. Hooker added: “We’re adding jobs and residents at a faster clip than ever before. There’s a lot of work still to do, but it’s sure nice to be heading back up.”

Citizens must be feeling positive themselves, as only 14% of respondents believed that things would get worse of the next 3-4 years, which is down from 31% from just two years ago.

One comment

  1. saltycracker says:

    “A 2004 survey concluded that approximately two-thirds of the population have had déjà vu experiences”……..snark at endless mindless surveys of the obvious

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