C-Tran buses load up at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Wednesday, March 10, 2010 where riders will be transported back to various destinations in Clayton County.
Photo: John Spink, jspink@ajc.com
Photo: John Spink, jspink@ajc.com

Moderator’s introduction

Our recent page devoted to the public transportation mess in Clayton County prompted some thoughtful replies. Today, a former state highway executive says Clayton needs to establish a privately operated bus system, while a local lawyer discusses how longer commutes — those typically endured by low-income residents — can make job applicants less appealing to potential employers because they impact workplace turnover.

Guest columnists:

Clayton County can turn things around by Bob Dallas

Lack of transit leads to unemployment by Roland Behm

Response to recent conversation from our readers

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