…including the creation and maintainance of a Public Transit System in the City of Valdosta and Greater Valdosta-Lowndes County.What would be the benefits?
This project will provide mobility options for all travelers; improve access to employment; and help mitigate congestion and maximize the use of existing infrastructure by promoting high-occupancy travel.And that’s the entire description for this project. Nothing about promoting sprawl. Would actually promote dense close-in development. Can’t be very important, then, right?
Last time the transit system was being considered by the county, I was asked by a prominent local politican, “would you ride it?” Not every day. But more often than I would drive on the $10 million five lane New Bethel Road.
If you’re interested in a potential bus system, here is a lot more information about it.
Here’s what Lowndes County submitted for T-SPLOST funding, extracted from the 171 page PDF.