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Senate lawmakers make big changes to Georgia transportation bill

ATLANTA - A key Senate committee on Tuesday approved significant changes to a bill aimed at raising $1 billion for Georgia's transportation needs.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-17/senate-lawmakers-make-big-chang
Electric vehicles poised to play an important role in Georgia's future

...focus of the proposed transportation plan to fix Georgia's road and bridge infrastructure issues. The omnibus transportation bill includes measures to not only charge each driver a $200-per-year fee, but the legislation would eliminate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-01/electric-vehicle
US to fine Japanese air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day for failing to cooperate in probe

...reversal from a $74 million profit a year earlier.Foxx announced the fines on a bus tour to promote a major transportation bill that would raise the maximum fine against companies to $300 million, triple the NHTSA's investigations budget...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/us-fine-japanese-air-bag-m
Georgia drivers pay $7.9 billion for bad roads, study finds

...released Wednesday by transportation advocates. Also on Wednesday, a state House committee approved an amended transportation bill that would allow local governments to continue collecting some sales tax on motor fuel, but the money would have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-19/georgia-drivers-pay-79-billio
What you pay at pump may change

...circumspect in a statement his office released after the House leaders' press conference. "The release of a transportation bill is a positive step forward in the process of delivering for Georgians the transportation improvements we desperately...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-29/what-you-pay-pump-may-change
What you pay at pump may change

...circumspect in a statement his office released after the House leaders' press conference."The release of a transportation bill is a positive step forward in the process of delivering for Georgians the transportation improvements we desperately...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-29/house-leaders-unveil-outline
Ga. legislative deadline looms this week

...chronically failing" schools and a bill aimed at raising millions for the state's transportation needs.The transportation bill passed out of the House on Thursday and now goes to the Senate where members of that chamber are expected to make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-08/ga-legislative-deadlines
Augusta-area business leaders press state officials on transportation

...early in the legislative discussions of the bill."Right now, we're not going to make a big difference in the transportation bill. We just are not," said Sims, an Augusta Republican who is a cosponsor of the legislation.Assistant Transportation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-02-10/augusta-area-business-leaders-p
Georgia highways unaffected by federal funding shortfall

...money that would have been used for those projects will be applied to the I-285/400 project after a federal transportation bill is passed, she said.Selling the bonds saved jobs and prevented damage to the state's economy, Dale said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-07/georgia-highways-unaffected-f
Depletion of federal highway funds stalls projects

...dirt."This summer, Georgia and other states are all totally confused about availability of funds because the transportation bill we have now which expires in September is not fully funded," said Todd Long, Georgia's assistant transportation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-23/depletion-federal-highway-fu