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(KSLA Shreveport)   Mayor of Sulphur, LA skims Fark link about small town in New Jersey, decides to reroute traffic to cut down on congestion of street. Fark: Using Police, Firefighters and utilities employees   ( ksla.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, New York City, maplewood drive, Maplewood area, Sulphur city officials, Sulphur Police Department, Public Works Department, new traffic plan, Cities Service Highway  
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5255 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Mar 2018 at 10:05 PM (26 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2018-03-22 05:21:54 PM  
If you do it right, even 5% diversion from the route can impact traffic (and drive time) in profound ways. There are literally thousands of case studies documenting that, subs.
 
2018-03-22 07:05:57 PM  
This headline gave me a seizure.
 
2018-03-22 10:13:57 PM  
Huh, the I-10 runs through both LA and LA...
 
2018-03-22 10:14:17 PM  
Wuuuuuuuut?
 
2018-03-22 10:14:53 PM  
Are you high subby?
 
2018-03-22 10:16:47 PM  
Wow. The old stomping grounds made it to Fark
 
2018-03-22 10:18:47 PM  
Mayor of Sulphur, LA...decides to reroute traffic...Using Police, Firefighters and utilities employees

As opposed to using...what?

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2018-03-22 10:26:19 PM  
Why is this news?

It's not like you're calling 911 & getting an automated message that says, "We're sorry. All emergency services are temporarily unavailable, please leave a message & we'll get back to you as soon as traffic clears up."
 
2018-03-22 10:29:57 PM  
good on 'em.  fark these phone staring wazers right in the ass.

you'll understand once they've invaded your neighborhood.  phone-staring zombies, going 10 under the speed limit so they don't miss the next robot voice instruction to turn, and they just keep coming and coming.

they are saving 3 minutes off their trip and adding 20 minutes to locals just trying to go about their business.

these farkers starting invading my rural area, thanks to a shiatty highway 20 miles away.  stupid farking app sends people down a road absolutely riddled with potholes and craters and then the morons crawl along.
 
2018-03-22 10:35:21 PM  
Sounds like an effective use of limited resources...smh
 
2018-03-22 10:36:34 PM  

bud jones: good on 'em.  fark these phone staring wazers right in the ass.

you'll understand once they've invaded your neighborhood.  phone-staring zombies, going 10 under the speed limit so they don't miss the next robot voice instruction to turn, and they just keep coming and coming.

they are saving 3 minutes off their trip and adding 20 minutes to locals just trying to go about their business.

these farkers starting invading my rural area, thanks to a shiatty highway 20 miles away.  stupid farking app sends people down a road absolutely riddled with potholes and craters and then the morons crawl along.


Public roads... for the public?
 
2018-03-22 10:38:35 PM  

8 inches: This headline gave me a seizure.


Do you have a valid reason to have a seizure here? If not, turn right.
 
2018-03-22 10:41:51 PM  
Just put up a toll, and make everyone pay with dimes.


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2018-03-22 11:12:51 PM  

bud jones: good on 'em.  fark these phone staring wazers right in the ass.

you'll understand once they've invaded your neighborhood.  phone-staring zombies, going 10 under the speed limit so they don't miss the next robot voice instruction to turn, and they just keep coming and coming.

they are saving 3 minutes off their trip and adding 20 minutes to locals just trying to go about their business.

these farkers starting invading my rural area, thanks to a shiatty highway 20 miles away.  stupid farking app sends people down a road absolutely riddled with potholes and craters and then the morons crawl along.


You seem upset
 
2018-03-22 11:12:52 PM  

bud jones: stuff


Yea! How DARE people use efficient routes that harm absolutely no one! Going 10 UNDER, no less?! Scary stuff man.
 
2018-03-22 11:13:41 PM  
Seems like a reasonable plan.
 
2018-03-22 11:14:19 PM  
Up here in the mountains we get truckers using waze, which directs the less clever ones onto dirt forest roads- they had to put up an electric sign at one point telling them "don't go here!"
 
2018-03-22 11:14:28 PM  
And this "you have to provide the name and address of someone you are going to visit?" How is that going to work? Just find a random address in the area and say you're going to visit your aunt Cecelia, who is dying of cancer or something
 
2018-03-22 11:28:22 PM  

Enigmamf: Huh, the I-10 runs through both LA and LA...


It bugs the shiat out of me that the Post Office gave the state an abbreviation already used to refer to the second largest city in the country. Yes I know that first and last letter combos are standard. But LS, LO, LN, or even LI would be clearer.
 
2018-03-22 11:36:58 PM  
Public works--not utilities, subs.  There is a difference.
 
2018-03-22 11:51:04 PM  

Feel_the_velvet: As opposed to using...what?


The Rockettes?

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2018-03-22 11:58:10 PM  
I wonder how bad the 'traffic nightmare' is really.
 
2018-03-23 12:07:37 AM  

bud jones: good on 'em.  fark these phone staring wazers right in the ass.

you'll understand once they've invaded your neighborhood.  phone-staring zombies, going 10 under the speed limit so they don't miss the next robot voice instruction to turn, and they just keep coming and coming.

they are saving 3 minutes off their trip and adding 20 minutes to locals just trying to go about their business.

these farkers starting invading my rural area, thanks to a shiatty highway 20 miles away.  stupid farking app sends people down a road absolutely riddled with potholes and craters and then the morons crawl along.


Not like we're going to have a spontaneous flash-mob FARK PARTY! And randomly alternate protesting both sides of the issue, and then adjourn for supper in New Orleans.
 
2018-03-23 12:56:22 AM  

pastramithemosterotic: And this "you have to provide the name and address of someone you are going to visit?" How is that going to work? Just find a random address in the area and say you're going to visit your aunt Cecelia, who is dying of cancer or something


And, uh, what about this weird concept of tax payer funded public roads? Outside of an emergency or construction, what law are they using to say a US citizen can't drive down ANY public road they want in a legally registered vehicle?

Also, it would come as no surprise to me if we find out a city official lives on this road, or in the area, and is abusing their power in order to shorten their commute.
 
2018-03-23 01:04:52 AM  
Skims what Fark where, now?
 
2018-03-23 02:50:20 AM  
I drove through there about 2 weeks ago. Traffic on I-10 was gridlocked from Sulphur all the way to the Lake Charles bridge, and it took about 2 hours to travel that ~10 mile stretch. Eastbound lanes only had 1 lane open over the bridge, and it had traffic backed up that far. You'd think they'd have set up a detour to shuffle traffic off to I-210, but apparently they didn't think that far ahead.
 
2018-03-23 04:17:38 AM  

bud jones: good on 'em.  fark these phone staring wazers right in the ass.

you'll understand once they've invaded your neighborhood.  phone-staring zombies, going 10 under the speed limit so they don't miss the next robot voice instruction to turn, and they just keep coming and coming.

they are saving 3 minutes off their trip and adding 20 minutes to locals just trying to go about their business.

these farkers starting invading my rural area, thanks to a shiatty highway 20 miles away.  stupid farking app sends people down a road absolutely riddled with potholes and craters and then the morons crawl along.


How in the name of all hell is it the drivers' fault that your local roads aren't up to snuff?

Not to mention the fact that the roads there aren't your personal property, but are through lanes, mostly created and upkept with state money.
 
2018-03-23 08:25:18 AM  
Sulphur, so good
 
2018-03-23 10:23:44 AM  
Speaking to relatives in the area, apparently the road is gentrified and full of old biddies who swing a lot of political clout in the area and this is the mayors way of sucking up.

/subby
 
2018-03-23 07:57:06 PM  

AckAckAck: Also, it would come as no surprise to me if we find out a city official lives on this road, or in the area, and is abusing their power in order to shorten their commute.


Every city official now has official business reasons to drive through the shortcut to see how well this is working at reducing traffic.
 
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