The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Feb. 4--Republican legislators want to ease commuters' woes by allowing rush-hour traffic in the emergency lanes and shoulders of busy Georgia roads. But state and federal transportation officials say the plan probably isn't feasible or safe.
A bill introduced by state Rep. John Lunsford (R-McDonough) and backed by GOP leaders in the House urges --- but does not require --- the state Department of Transportation to let commuters use the emergency lanes and paved shoulders during peak hours, but not more than eight hours a day.
"We feel that Georgians --- predominantly in the …