Who Pays for Georgia’s Roads

One of the most frequently discussed points in last Tuesday’s Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding was how Georgia pays for transportation. As GDOT Commissioner Golden explained, Georgia relies on the feds for the majority of its transportation funds. As GDOT’s FY2015 Strategic Plan illustrates, this heavy reliance on federal funding is a consistent, long […]

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State Comparisons

A recent piece by the Wall Street Journal includes a series of interactive maps comparing road and bridge conditions across the 50 states. These maps draw on data from a July 2014 report released by the Obama Administration, “An Economic Analysis of Transportation Infrastructure Investment,” and are part of a push for a new federal transportation funding bill. […]

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A Contract and a Plan for Clayton

After much discussion about lock boxes and portions of pennies, the Clayton County Commission and the MARTA Board of Directors were able to hammer out contractual language and allow the residents of Clayton County to vote on joining MARTA.  The final signed contract is here. Appendix 1 to that Contract is a document titled the “Clayton Extension Report.” […]

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More Learning From the Past

Perhaps the Transportation Infrastructure Funding Study Committee isn’t open to campaign advice from a New England think tank named after Michael Dukakis. If so, they should read up on “Winning Transit Referenda: Some Conservative Advice” by Paul M. Weyrich and William S. Lind. These self-styled “pro-transit conservatives” offer strategies for succeeding with conservative voters in a transportation referendum.  […]

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Learn From the Past or Repeat It

Speaker Ralston and Lt. Governor Cagle recently announced appointments to the Joint Legislative Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding. HR 1573, adopted in this year’s legislative session, created “a joint study committee of 16 members for the purpose of identifying new sources and methods of funding for critical transportation infrastructure needs.” As its membership […]

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ATL Transit Goes Live

ATLTransit.org, a transit planning portal sponsored by metro Atlanta’s transit agencies, went live yesterday. The website is supported by MARTA, Gwinnett County Transit, CCT, GRTA, and the Atlanta Regional Commission. The website’s centerpiece is its trip planning tool, which allows one to plan a transit itinerary across the region’s various jurisdictions and its multiple transit […]

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