It’s been two weeks now since the Georgia Department of Transportation opened the latest addition to the growing network of toll lanes around metro Atlanta. The Northwest Corridor Express Lanes are intended to offer commuters a more-reliable way to travel more quickly through the congestion that’s common on our roads. That faster ride requires paying a variable toll, or using transit or vanpools. GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry offers his thoughts on this project and the thinking behind it.
Also today, an Atlanta business executive offers thoughts on an aspect of workforce development — a topic that’s perennially discussed in the private-sector as companies struggle, at times, to find qualified workers. The writer focuses on the need to improve literacy in Georgia. A more-literate workforce is a necessity in an age where work is becoming increasingly complex in many instances, and constant learning a necessity to adapt to changing marketplaces.