Category: Transportation

Do Georgia’s Senators Side With Unions Or Georgia’s Workers?

This week’s Courier Herald column: A few months ago I wrote a column suggesting that it was time to accept electric vehicles as mainstream.  Too many, mostly from conservative political circles, associate the advancement in technology with overreaching political agendas. The two concepts can and should be treated separately.  Adapting to new technologies and incorporating

More warehouses means more truck traffic

This week’s Courier Herald column: Orchard Hills was a golf course on which I spent a few sunny days during my late teens into my early thirties.  It wasn’t part of an exclusive country club nor part of a developer’s pathway to sell suburban McMansions.  It was just a nice piece of rolling land that

On the birthday of a GA Interstate

This week’s Courier Herald column: Interstate 285 turned fifty years old this month.  The then two-lane highway opened in October 1969 allowing travelers to completely bypass Atlanta.  Georgia hasn’t built many freeways since I-285, favoring instead to constantly add lanes to those we already have.  I-16 connected Macon to Savannah in 1978.  Other spur highways

Georgia Ports: Here we grow again

This week’s Courier Herald column: I’ve covered the “State of the Port” address in Savannah about six or seven times now.  The meeting hosted by the Georgia Ports Authority and the Savannah chapter of the Propeller Club of the United States fills the Savannah Convention Center ballroom to capacity every year.  It’s a room where

Let’s Talk About Trucks

This week’s Courier Herald column: Whenever a public discussion begins about needed improvements for Georgia’s infrastructure, camps quickly form and divide into a battle of transit versus roads.  The debate devolves into whether people want to ride together in transit, or whether we can build enough roads for everyone to be able to drive in