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Senate lawmakers make big changes to Georgia transportation bill

...bill aimed at raising $1 billion for Georgia's transportation needs.A House version of the bill converted Georgia's...have backed taking some action on the state's transportation needs this session, with encouragement from the state's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-17/senate-lawmakers-make-big-chang
In Atlanta, congestion could stall progress

...2014 legislative session to focus on Georgia's transportation needs estimated billions of dollars lost in gasoline...last summer estimated that "the full universe of transportation needs" in Georgia, including large road projects in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-26/atlanta-congestion-could-s
Don't request more - spend less

...condition that half was returned to them in the form of lower property taxes.Georgia definitely has pressing transportation needs, but it's obvious the state's taxpayers aren't interested in writing the state government a blank check...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-14/dont-request-more-spe
Bill hurts state's hotels

...is consumed. Simply put this is a new tax.I am not sure what data was used to develop this tax to address the transportation needs of the state of Georgia, but attacking one industry to fix transportation is just unfair.Word has it that the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-02/bill-hurts-states-hotels
Ga. legislative deadline looms this week

...allow state takeover of "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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-08/ga-legislative-deadlines
Senate has yet to pass bill for one-time spending or take up road funding

...Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, said that money has nothing to do with road funding. The Department of Transportation needs a reliable funding stream, he said."We've got to have recurring money to take care of roads," and even...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-21/senate-has-yet-pass-bill-one-
Tax to address aging roads goes into effect in July

...a Joint Study Committee on Critical Infrastructure Funding to identify ways to raise more money for Georgia's transportation needs, Deal said last week during a Columbia County post-legislative breakfast.The recommendations they drafted included...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-12/tax-address-aging-roads-
Study cites lost roads funding

...taxes generated each year by transportation-related activities are not being plowed back into Georgia's crucial transportation needs, the University of Georgia reported Monday. A study released by the university's Carl Vinson Institute of Government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/28/met_286014.shtml
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Slams `childish behavior' over airports

...any aspiring metropolitan area. ... Bush Field airport, at its current state, is not adequate to meet the transportation needs for the citizens of Georgia's second largest city. It is not adequate enough to lure businesses to the area...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/24/op_254349.shtml
Opinion columns | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Daniel Field
Bobby Jones Expressway construction down to punch list

...scheduled to be finished in July. The date was pushed back six months to Dec. 22, and now the Georgia Department of Transportation needs a few extra weeks to complete the punch list."The project completion date of Dec. 22 will most likely be delayed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-26/bobby-jones-expressway-constr