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December 16, 2012 12:00 AM

OEDEL: Minnie’s message to our local deciders

At an October Georgia Department of Transportation public relations event in Pleasant Hill, a smart, properly annoyed 82-year-old resident, Minnie Grinell, lambasted the GDOT project manager and consultants who were the faces for Macon Area Transportation Study pushing a vastly expanded I-75/I-16 interchange. Elected officials like Bibb County Commission Chairman Sam Hart and Macon Mayor Robert Reichert were absent, though they together for the past four years have carefully controlled MATS, the commissar commission for all local transportation planning. MATS, not GDOT or U.S. Department of Transportation, is the legally empowered decision-maker on all major transportation matters in and around Macon.

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