Our district continues to experience rapid growth, resulting in gridlock that chokes our transportation infrastructure, weakens our economy and impacts our quality of life.
Businesses depend on our transportation system to attract customers and deliver goods and services to consumers. Our traffic congestion puts local businesses at risk, reduces capital investment and jeopardizes sales tax revenue that our community depends on to keep property taxes low.
Time spent fighting traffic is time spent away from our families, businesses and charitable endeavors. We must develop new and innovative ways to improve our roads and decrease commuter times. A good start is to prioritize transportation spending, fast-track road improvements and hold transportation contractors responsible for unnecessary delays.
The successful reduction of traffic congestion in Forsyth County is going to take new ideas and bold energy, but with focused determination, we can do anything.