Exactly one year ago Georgia voters went to the polls to cast their ballots and decide the fate of the state’s Transportation Investment Act (TIA). The act allowed each of the state’s 13 regions to decide whether to implement an additional penny sales tax for transportation, which was commonly referred to as T-SPLOST.
A group of metro Atlanta business community leaders are pledging $10.5 million to improve one of the state's busiest and most congested freeway interchanges. Gov. Nathan Deal joined members of the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts for Wednesday's announcement at the Capitol.
Transportation officials say the tolls on Georgia 400, a busy commuter route on the north side of Atlanta, will end later this year. The State Road and Tollway Authority plans to remove the .50-cent toll booths the week before Thanksgiving, weather permitting.