Speak Out Editorial - 04/30/15 - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Speak Out Editorial - 04/30/15

Listen to what Tybee mayor Jason Buelterman tweeted Sunday night: “The Tybee road is ONCE AGAIN leaving motorists stranded and is impassable for emergency vehicles. Fix 80 now…not 10 years from now!!! Tybee shares a problem with Hilton Head Island: one way on, one way off. But Hilton Head has 4 lanes to move traffic and accommodate mishaps; Tybee only has 2.

This weekend was a tipping point – accidents and hours tied up in traffic frustrated and endangered people who now have a new interpretation of the expression “a day at the beach”.

Now consider Tybee's other big problem: parking. On any big event weekend Tybee folks can count on cars in their front yards. Beach goers are sure to get tickets or worse.

So let's do something innovative and figure out rail service from Savannah to Tybee and relieve the traffic pressure, the parking pressure, do a little something for the environment and even add a little pzazz to the adventure. It's time for a forward looking solution to a problem that won't go away. What do you think?

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