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House Approves Water Resources Bill, Big Wins for Savannah Harbor, State Economy, and Local Businesses

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House passed (H.R. 8), the “Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018” – which provides for improvements to America’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources. The measure was unanimously approved by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last month, and easily cleared the full House today with a…

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Woodall, Georgia Delegation Members, GDOT Secure GA SR-400 Express Lane Grant Funds

Washington, D.C. – This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation will announce that just over $184 million in existing Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant funds will be awarded to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for construction of the Georgia State Route (SR) 400 Express Lanes. The awarded amount will cover a 17 mile stretch along SR 400, a…

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State House announces Regional Transit Legislation

In their pursuit to improve regional infrastructure, state representatives announced their legislative efforts to advance transportation throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area.  On February 13th, House Representative Kevin Tanner introduced House Bill 930 which addresses the transit needs of 13 metro counties within the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority Service Area. House Bill 930, sponsored by House Transportation Committee Chairman,- Kevin Tanner…

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Affiliate Update 2018

At the Georgia Chamber, we strive to promote a healthy business environment within our state. In doing so, we’ve collaborated with three organizations whose goal is to preserve the economic impact and development of Georgia for many years to come. Our three affiliates are collectively made up of the Georgians for Lawsuit Reform, the Georgia Travel Association, and the Georgia…

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Georgia Chamber and Georgia Transportation Alliance back Senate Transit Bill

Following the unanimous approval of the Senate Transportation Committee, Senate Bill 386 now awaits approval from the full Senate next week. On February 6th, Senator Brandon Beach, author of Senate Bill 386 proposed the Senate’s newest measure to improve transportation throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. Senate Bill 386 aims to address the transit needs of 13 metro counties within the Georgia Regional…

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