Gridlock Guy: Telecommuting, flex hours, carpooling will assistance transit

Last Wednesday a handful of new laws went into outcome in Georgia. Most notably, for commuters, was a $900 million travel bill. Part of a check increasing a state gasoline taxation to a true 26 cents-per-gallon dig taxation (29 cents for diesel), replacing a aged gas taxation structure. The boost should be around 6 cents per gallon for a normal commuter. The increasing income will be used to assistance correct Georgia’s roads and bridges and assistance assuage a state’s and metro Atlanta’s each worsening traffic.

The new law reminded me of my personal resolution to Atlanta’s trade woes. My barbarous “Mark Arum 5-5-5 Plan.” The plan, we think, can make trade improved but lifting taxes and but vital changes to a infrastructure and mass movement system.

The beauty of a devise is in a simplicity. we trust that we can branch and maybe even retreat a stream gridlock on a roads in 3 easy steps. All we need is 5 percent of stream commuters that don’t telecommute to start. We also need 5 percent of commuters that don’t work flex schedules to start. And finally we need 5 percent of commuters who don’t now automobile pool, to start. Five, and five, and five. Fifteen percent of a commuters need to adjust a approach they get to work and we would see a noted alleviation on a roadways.

The pivotal to this operative is to get a 5 percent of a work force to telecommute. As an employee, would we be peaceful to take a 5 percent cut in compensate if your employer authorised we to telecommute?

I acted that doubt on my Facebook page and a response was overwhelmingly positive. A immeasurable infancy of a people that responded would take a cut in compensate if it meant not carrying to expostulate to work.

The doubt afterwards is, would employers be peaceful to offer this trade-off? we would consider that in these tough mercantile times employers would burst during a possibility to condense some employee’s salaries by 5 percent. They would also suffer a some-more prolific work force.

The subsequent step in my devise is to get 5 percent of a stream work force to start flex scheduling. It’s really simple. Instead of operative 9 to five, work 10 to six. Or 8 to four, or 7 to three. A 5 percent rebate of trade by flex scheduling would have a outrageous impact on both a morning and afternoon rush hours.

Lastly, we need a 5 percent strike in carpooling. With a new boost in a gas tax, a assets of carpooling is larger than ever. Also, a folks during The Clean Air Campaign (cleanaircampaign.org) offer good financial incentives for people that carpool. Check out their website for additional details.

Five percent telecommuters. Five percent flex schedulers. Five percent carpoolers. The Arum Five-Five-Five Plan. It would work, and some-more importantly, we can do it.