Posted: Jun 6, 2014 10:08 PM by Brittany Weiss
Updated: Jun 6, 2014 10:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - A group of concerned citizens has developed a survey to gather information about ways traffic and roadway issues could possibly be solved in five area parishes.
Citizens for Traffic Solutions, a group that began on Facebook about three years ago, started a discussion among East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension and Iberville Parishes. The group, lead by Ned Fasullo, released a survey this week requesting information about traffic solutions.
"We want to bring forth the evidence and the facts that are out there about what has held up the expansion of tollways, bypasses, and a potential loop up to this point," said Fasullo. "The region cannot grow unless this problem is solved."
The first question asks if people are in favor of expanding current roadways to ease traffic problems. The second asks if people are in favor of a comprehensive solution that would not increase taxes. The third asks people if they believe elected officials are actively working to solve traffic problems.
"It's not a funding issue. It's a people issue, it's a personality issue," said Fasullo. "It's going to take the people standing up to the people that we elected and telling them that it's time to get this moving."
Fasullo says this survey is the first of many. The results will be sent to all of the relevant elected officials in the five parishes mentioned.