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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
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
Georgia suffers big drop in federal road funds

...excise tax, dedicated constitutionally to state transportation needs. That plan sparked dissent from local government...Delta Airlines and UPS, to address the state's transportation needs. Experts warn the economic benefits of anticipated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-21/georgia-suffers-big-drop-fede
Georgia drivers pay $7.9 billion for bad roads, study finds

...40-day session.Lawmakers are under pressure from the state's business community and Gov. Nathan Deal to pay for transportation needs as less money comes from the federal government and motor fuel tax revenue drops because of more efficient cars...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-19/georgia-drivers-pay-79-billio
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
Commissioner: Discuss giving administrator authority to hire and fire

...Commerce President Sue Parr and CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon Director Thom Tuckey also will present "specific transportation needs" arising from the arrival of the U.S. Army Cyber Command at the meeting.Some delegation members won't be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-07/commissioner-discuss-giv
Commission seeks delegation help in Atlanta

...families."The predetermined Thursday agenda also included private probation, transportation funding and other transportation needs related to the arrival of U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon.The big legislative issue with private probation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-08/commission-seeks-delegat
Across the region

...report made no specific recommendations, but laid out a dozen options for lawmakers on how to meet the state's transportation needs, from increasing the state's gas tax for the first time since 1971, to creating a 1-cent statewide sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-30/across-region
Billions needed to fix SC roads

...will discuss how to get the money and says the study can't be allowed to languish. The plan, which outlines transportation needs in all areas, is updated every five years. Finding a way to fix South Carolina's roads and bridges will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-08/billions-needed-fix-sc-roads
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