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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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Gubernatorial Candidates Name Transportation A Legislative Priority

Upon the conclusion of the Georgia Transportation Alliance’s State of Transportation Breakfast, industry leaders, stakeholders, and transportation affiliates gathered to hear Georgia’s leading gubernatorial candidates discuss issues relative to Georgia’s economy and infrastructure. During a policy forum dedicated to transportation, candidates revealed their vison for continued leadership if elected Georgia’s next Governor. As infrastructure needs and concerns remain a pressing…

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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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Georgia General Assembly Passes House Bill 150

In 2015 the General Assembly passed House Bill 170 (The “Transportation Funding Act” of 2015) which reformed the gas tax formula and tied the gas tax to an index. Over a 20-year period, the index will provide the Georgia Department of Transportation with almost $11 billion in revenue that will help maintain material and labor costs tied to inflation. House Bill 170,…

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