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Georgia transportation chief says funding improving for road projects

After years of falling behind on transportation funding, Georgia is putting the revenue sources in place to fix neglected infrastructure and fund projects for future needs, the state's transportation commissioner said Thursday.
Fort Gordon transitions to fuel-efficient vehicles

...a 2013 hybrid Ford Fusion that's so quiet it's hard to tell whether it is even running.Ronald Price, the transportation chief at Fort Gordon, said both are the future at the Army post."Some people on post prefer larger trucks and vehicles...
SC transportation chief resigns after DUI arrest

The director of South Carolina's Depart­ment of Transportation, Robert St. Onge, resigned Friday after a drunken driving arrest, citing personal reasons.
Augusta route called slowest of high-speed rail plans

...Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.Jack Crowley, a University of Georgia professor who once served as Oklahoma's transportation chief, said the train would benefit the college community."If Athens and the university are going to connect to the...
New school transportation chief started as bus driver

Jimmie Wiley, Richmond County's new director of transportation, started as a substitute bus driver.
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Pupils could report texting bus drivers

...driver for using a cell phone behind the wheel.The transportation chief for the South Carolina Department of Education...illegal activity or calling for help.Derek Graham, transportation chief for the North Carolina education department, said...
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SC kids could tattle on texting bus drivers

...driver for using a cell phone behind the wheel. The transportation chief for the S.C. Department of Education is urging...posting a number inside school buses.Derek Graham, transportation chief for the North Carolina education department, said...
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DOT chief leaves with satisfaction

ATLANTA - When Tom Coleman became Georgia's transportation chief in 2000, he harbored no illusions that the state's major long-term highway or mass-transit initiatives would be realized...
Barnes employs backers

...But at 71, the longtime construction company president will accept the cut in pay he'll take as the state's transportation chief -- probably earning in the $150,000 to $200,000 range -- and take the challenge he didn't seek. In some...
Transportation chief named

ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes on Thursday named a developer to head the new mega-transportation agency charged with finding ways to reduce the air pollution and traffic congestion brought about by aggressive development. But environmental activists say Joel Cowan, the founder of Peachtree City, is a good match for the problems faced by the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority.