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Public rises up to halt roundabouts in Malta

Petitioners say they prefer traffic lights

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It’s all but certain traffic will keep growing in the southern part of town, generally for reasons beyond the town’s control. Hundreds of new homes are being built in Ballston, and those people travel Malta’s roads to reach the Northway. Scores of commercial trucks from the new intermodal rail center in Halfmoon also go to Northway Exit 11. At the same time, GlobalFoundries and other technology business development have people commuting into and out of ...

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October 25, 2012
10:59 a.m.

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The people who prefer traffic lights ought to pay for them. Sign up at the town hall to have the cost added to your property taxes. People forget that the purchase and maintenance of electric signals adds thousands a year to the cost of local government. Traffic circles save lives, time and reduce pollution and they cost a fraction of electric signals.