As Atlanta builds its $100 million streetcar line, the Hostess City is looking to the capital with envy. While Savannah has the state's first modern streetcar, it's essentially a quaint tourist attraction. Transit officials now want big money for an Atlanta-style streetcar.
State transportation officials are demanding contractors say exactly when they'll finish a $23 million project on Georgia's coast. A new bridge to Skidaway Island was supposed to be finished last year. But now a contractor says the opening date has to be pushed back again.
The new year brings several top leadership changes in Savannah's Chatham County. The county commission has four new members, including a new chairman. But another familiar face also is leaving the county government. Pat Monahan has been assistant county manager for 27 years.
Savannah-area voters have a unique argument to think about when they go to the polls this month to decide the fate of a proposed penny sales tax for transportation. Construction is underway right now on several big-ticket road projects funded by the state. These include the Truman Parkway, Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Skidaway Island bridge.
Savannah officials want to know how gaps in a state-wide database led to a pair of cut gas lines. The incidents are sparking safety concerns and could stall work on a long-awaited highway project. Construction crews working on the last leg of Savannah's Truman Parkway cut into gas lines after calling 811.