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Highway robbery

...Fund, which will run dry this summer.The problem: The fund has been doling out about $53 billion a year for transportation projects while taking in about $35 billion a year in revenue from federal fuel taxes ? 18.4 cents per gallon for gasoline...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-11/highway-robbery
Georgia makes plan to move forward on road projects

...move forward with major transportation projects despite the threat of a...to facilitate major transportation projects," Deal said in a statement...penny sales tax to pay for transportation projects in 12 regions around the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-15/georgia-makes-plan-move-forwa
Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark urges business leaders to look within state borders

...investment, he said.Clark said the Georgia Chamber will back legislation that supports more funding for state transportation projects and adequate health care coverage."If you don't have access to health care in your community, your businesses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-08/georgia-cha
Transportation tax discretionary funds help maintain Augusta roadsides

More than a half-million dollars collected from the penny sales tax for transportation projects has been spent to cut grass and overgrown weeds alongside Augusta roads.Augusta-Richmond County has spent $572,472 since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-14/transportation-tax-discretion
Plan calls for closing existing Berckmans Road, other streets for new road design

...said.The $16.7 million realignment and widening of Berckmans Road is funded by the 1-cent sales tax for transportation projects. Augusta National offered to loan the city money interest-free to begin the project sooner than planned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-21/plan-calls-closing-existing-
Depletion of federal highway funds stalls projects

ATLANTA - Two dozen transportation projects across the state ? including some in the Augusta area ? are in jeopardy because state officials worry the federal government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-23/depletion-federal-highway-fu
Transportation tax collections continue to lag behind

...delivering projects on time to taxpayers now that funds are lower than budgeted.In the 10-year tax program, transportation projects were assigned to one of three time periods, with the first starting in January 2013 and finishing December 2015...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-13/transportation-tax-collection
Transportation projects face shortfall, groups say

...changes to the way the state raises money for transportation projects, a sizable shortfall is coming down the road...control. GOP leaders acknowledged that future transportation projects are beginning to get backlogged because of a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/06/met_107252.shtml
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Sales tax rises to 8 percent in Richmond County on New Year's Day

...collections begin for a new sales tax to fund special transportation projects over the next decade.Forty-six Georgia counties...by the new 1 percent regional sales tax for transportation projects that was approved by voters on a July 31 referendum...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-12-31/sales-tax-rises-8-percent-
Across Georgia

...the end of the year.Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Keith Golden said the state will review transportation projects assigned by Congress from 2003 to 2006 to see what can be completed by Dec. 31. The biggest project is $2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-08-18/across-georgia