Thu., April 18, 2013 1:08pm
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed two transportation bills into law that aim to help the state move forward on major projects. Deal signed the bills Thursday at an event at the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce. The first, House Bill 202, provides greater flexibility for the state to distribute funds for interstate improvements and major regional projects, including deepening the shipping channel to the busy Port of Savannah.
Mon., April 8, 2013 5:00am
The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced it is working on 19 transportation projects aimed at improving infrastructure throughout the state.
Sat., January 19, 2013 3:00pm
Atlanta's mass transit agency says it plans to raise fares by 25 cents in the coming fiscal year unless it manages to aggressively cut costs.
Fri., June 29, 2012 12:00pm
A proposed penny sales tax for transportation would fund mostly road projects and is dividing advocates for alternative modes of transit. T-SPLOST would add one-cent to sales taxes and voters will decide its fate in 12 regions in July. The proposal has divided black lawmakers.
Wed., January 4, 2012 11:15am
City leaders have been pushing for regional train service for the west Georgia city. Today's meeting will include speakers with knowledge of passenger rail and experience in bringing it back to viability. City leaders in Columbus have said that having high-speed rail service to their city is one of their top priorities.
Fri., September 30, 2011 4:29pm
Conservative thinkers gathered in Atlanta Friday to discuss ways to solve Georgia’s economic challenges. Some ideas presented at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation conference will likely reappear as part of proposed legislation when the Republican-controlled General Assembly convenes in January.
Mon., September 19, 2011 5:00pm
There will be public meetings this week in Fitzgerald, Toccoa and Dalton about next year’s transportation sales tax vote. They will give residents there one last chance to discuss the projects that the tax would fund, if passed.
Thu., September 15, 2011 3:36pm
Georgia’s Tea Party is continuing its effort to thwart a vote on a transportation sales tax. Last month, it stifled a proposal to move the vote from next July to next November. Now, the political group says it’s against the vote entirely, and its opinion could sway a lot of voters.
Wed., September 14, 2011 4:01pm
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce will coordinate distinct regional marketing campaigns for next year’s transportation sales tax vote. Officials overseeing the campaigns will also be seeking private funds to bankroll them.
Fri., September 9, 2011 5:09pm
President Obama’s American Jobs Act, unveiled Thursday, would reduce some federal payroll taxes on business, which he says will create jobs. Georgia tax code imposes a relatively light tax burden on businesses, earning it praise for being “business-friendly.” But what does it mean that Georgia is business-friendly, and is it boosting job growth?