I don’t have a miracle solution to our local traffic woes, but I do know it is time to gather together the best transportation minds in our region and state to evaluate and assess how we can best mitigate our vehicle gridlocked surface streets and freeways to promote better movement of people and goods.

Mothers driving their children to school are begging for traffic relief. Businesses shipping goods to retailers have to factor in greater time and fuel costs tied to gridlock.

Workers across our district have to factor in up to an hour’s drive for their morning and evening commute if they’re heading east or west a distance of only 13-milies during ‘drive-time’. Without our persistent gridlock, we should be able to expect to travel up to 50-milies in that same amount of time.

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