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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
Seat belts on commercial buses still stymied 45 years after recommendations

...belts. Last year, when that still hadn't happened, Congress wrapped bus safety improvements into a larger transportation bill, which was signed into law. Regulations requiring seat belts on new buses were due in September, but are still...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-12/seat-belts-commercial-buses-still-s
Augusta-area transportation project list will go to voters

...the state does not have enough funding for transportation infrastructure and more cuts are imminent in the next transportation bill.The proposed sales tax project-funded total for the region is $841 million in a 10-year period.Staff Writer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-10-11/augusta-area-transportat
Much is left to do in final 3 days

...the session ends at midnight Friday, which is increasing predictions that the last day will be postponed. Two transportation bills remain to be settled in House-Senate conference committees. One deals with each chamber's plan for giving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/29/met_516279.shtml
Metro
Lawmaker floats airport takeover

...be considered by the Senate this year. It could be considered next year or get added as an amendment to another transportation bill in the remaining eight legislative days. Mr. Smith, R-Watkinsville, said he didn't expect it to pass immediately...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/18/met_515041.shtml
Metro
Transportation bills are on deck

ATLANTA --- This week, the House is expected to consider separate proposals on how to raise additional taxes for transportation while the Senate votes on replacing the main transportation agency.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/01/met_513111.shtml
Metro
School districts report rise in homeless pupils

...school they began the year attending, along with meals, books and other support. Some districts report that transportation bills are eating up more than half of their funds for homeless assistance.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/21/bus_504832.shtml
Business
DeLay makes the right decision

...and small government. For instance, in the 1998 transportation bill, Congress approved 1,850 "earmarks" - a euphemism for pork; last year's transportation bill contained 6.371 earmarks. DeLay was just as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/10/edi_41302.shtml
Editorials
Perdue signs transportation bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a long-awaited transportation bill today that will allow Georgia voters to decide whether to hike the sales tax to pay for roads and infrastructure.The legislation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-06-02/perdue-signs-transportation-
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