The budget approved by Georgia lawmakers is expected to bring a wave of new construction to the state, which means big business for contractors, road-builders and companies that supply equipment to government and school facilities.
Local school districts across Georgia are dealing with less money from the state for transportation while being hit with higher gas prices and dwindling local budgets. School districts are finding cost-efficient solutions, like increasing the number of students per bus ride. Thousands of bus stops have been eliminated across the state and remaining stops are farther apart. That means more kids are walking earlier in the morning in limited light, and making their way across busier roads to get to bus stops.