Mon., May 13, 2013 9:00am
Traffic could be slower than normal around Robins Air Force Base this week. The military says exercises are beginning Monday to test readiness and emergency response at the central Georgia installation. Officials will evaluate the base's response to natural and manmade threats.
Mon., December 10, 2012 1:00pm
Police in Savannah has started closing part of a street along the city's riverfront to address concerns from residents and business owners about cruising and loud noise.
Fri., December 7, 2012 7:46pm
The cost to use interstate toll roads in metro Atlanta, which has been steadily rising in recent months, has hit a new record. WSB-TV reports that motorists during Friday morning's rush hour paid a record $6.35 to use the lanes.
Mon., October 22, 2012 6:00am
Lawmakers are debating proposals for removing criminal penalties and jail time for some traffic offenses. A committee studying the issue will examine how to reclassify certain offenses.
Tue., September 4, 2012 10:00am
Authorities said Tuesday 10 people died in traffic crashes across Georgia during the 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period. The Georgia State Patrol said the 10 people died in eight fatal crashes.
Mon., July 30, 2012 5:14pm
One of the most talked about items on the primary ballot is the proposed transportation tax referendum. The controversial tax has prompted campaigns both for and against the penny tax and has divided regions in Georgia.
Thu., December 15, 2011 9:41am
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is calling on state transportation officials to add reversible lanes to north Georgia's congested Interstate 85. He would like to add movable barriers to the highway that would shift lanes to accommodate heavy traffic.
Wed., November 2, 2011 6:06am
Some of Georgia's largest companies are lobbying state and federal officials to raise weight limits on highways in the states, a move they say will help the economy and the environment. State officials worry about safety and maintenance issues if heavier trucks are allowed on Georgia roads.
Tue., August 30, 2011 5:40pm
Project wish lists for Georgia’s 12 transportation regions are almost complete. In 2012, voters will decide whether to pay a penny sales tax to fund the work. The process of whittling-down the lists -- and convincing voters to support them -- is a challenge for municipalities trying to serve voters locally, and support the region.
Tue., July 19, 2011 5:48pm
$270 million in federal loans will fund one of the state’s largest-ever transportation contracts. The type of project is what one state lawmaker calls the future of transportation building in Georgia. By adding toll lanes, the Northwest Corridor project could relieve congestion on a 30-mile stretch of Interstates 75 and 575 north of Atlanta. It’s a public-private partnership that could cost up to $1 billion. The public’s share would be about a third of that amount.