June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
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Metro Atlanta: Alternatives to Traffic Congestion Issues ABSTRACTTraffic and congestion is a problem in most major U.S. cities. The difference between traffic inAtlanta compared to New York or Los Angeles is the lack of proper planning and budget to meetthe transportation demands of a continuously growing city. Over the past few decades,population and traffic congestion in Metro Atlanta has continuously been on the rise and with adwindling budget to support current and future transportation projects and initiatives; theGeorgia Department of Transportation must become open to additional ways to resolve thisproblem. This report reviews the past, current and future transportation concerns, analyzesseveral transportation alternatives based on Systems Engineering comparative analysis andillustrates the most effective and highly desirable solution to Metro Atlanta’s transportationproblem is the development and implementation of a Specialized High Occupancy Vehicle(HOV) lane. Past and recent survey data highlight the key selection criteria for the utilization ofan alternate method of transportation.
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