Tue., January 24, 2012 8:00am
A landmark penny-sales-tax vote for transportation projects in Georgia is six months away and the campaign to pass the tax is starting to take shape. Doug Callaway, executive director of the Georgia Transportation Alliance, is traveling the state talking to Georgians about what he thinks are the merits of the penny tax: more jobs, safer roads, and local control.
Wed., January 18, 2012 4:19pm
A Georgia Superior Court is deciding whether HB 179 is constitutional. It allows billboard companies to clear-cut trees. Columbus is fighting the new law.
Fri., December 23, 2011 6:40pm
Georgia transportation officials say they will use about 120 electronic billboards to display emergency messages about severe weather.
Tue., December 20, 2011 3:50pm
The Connect Central Georgia Study examines roads across middle part of the state. Area is seen as strategic economic corridor. Columbus, Macon, and Augusta are included in the survey.
Mon., December 12, 2011 7:27pm
Federal officials say the Georgia Department of Transportation and a Tennessee construction company have agreed to pay one of the largest fines in the history of the federal Clean Water Act. The fine settles possible violations during highway expansion projects. U-S Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency officials say, the Tennesse company and the Georgia agency will pay $1.5 million in penalties and spend $1.3 million more to resolve environmental issues.
Fri., November 18, 2011 8:44am
Transportation officials in Georgia are unveiling a newly designed inclement weather section of their website. The new winter weather page went live Thursday. Chairman Rudy Bowen says the new webpage will help the department immediately update the public on road conditions.
Wed., October 19, 2011 3:59pm
The Fall Line Freeway will eventually connect Augusta with Columbus. No decision yet on portion of the road that will go through Middle Georgia. Nine miles of road and a bridge over the Oconee river are still unfunded.
Wed., September 14, 2011 6:00pm
People in northwest Georgia have been waiting on an extension to Highway 411 for three decades. It would relieve congestion and create better access to Interstate 75. The state is ready to move forward. But landowners defending their property are willing to sue to block it, so extending Highway 411 could require a new route.
Wed., August 10, 2011 5:01pm
Northwest Georgia and Atlanta regional officials are scheduled to propose their wish lists for a possible transportation tax Thursday. And with that, all of Georgia's twelve transportation regions will have wish lists ready to show voters. The lists detail how officials plan to spend a proposed penny sales tax for road and other projects.
Mon., July 25, 2011 2:23pm
Georgia pays for road projects with money from motor vehicle fuel tax. People are using more fuels efficient cars meaning tax collections are declining. Changes could be coming.