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Georgia Transportation Alliance Update – September 2013

The first GTA board meeting of 2013 took place on August 14, 2013. We were honored to announce the 2013 – 2014 executive committee which includes the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Yancey Bros, Georgia Highway Contractors Association, Delta Airlines, World Fiber Technologies, UPS, CSX Transportation, VEOLIA TransDev, Georgia Power, ACEC GA, and PCID. The officers for 2013 – 2014 were also elected, and include: Michael Sullivan (American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia) Chairman, Craig Camuso (CSX Transportation) Vice Chairman, Stephanie Kindregan (Delta Airlines) Secretary, and David Moellering (Georgia Highway Contractors Association) Treasurer.

Since then, the Alliance has been pleased to welcome Oldcastle Materials Company to the Board of Directors.

Events have been relatively quiet on the federal level, as Congress quickly headed home for the August recess after declining to take up the federal highway funding bill. House T&I Chairman Bill Shuster (R – Pennsylvania) continues to work hard to find floor time for the WRRDA (Water Resources Reform and Development Act) bill this fall.

This month, the Georgia Department of Transportation held their August 2013 Board meeting. Click here to view the presentations from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s August Board meeting.The GDOT board also elected former state Representative Johnny Floyd as the new chairman of the GDOT Board for 2014.

This month, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited Atlanta to speak at the NCSL Annual Legislative Summit.

Click here to view GTA’s guest column in the Saporta Report on Georgia transportation policy.

Finally, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation hosted a much anticipated luncheon at which the discussion topic was transportation in Georgia.  During the event, the Reason Foundation’s Baruch Feigenbaum presented a proposed “Plan B” for metro – Atlanta that focused heavily on toll roads and bus rapid transit networks.  GPPF and Reason also advocated strongly for the transfer of the 4th % from the state’s general fund for transportation purposes.  The presentation can be found here, and Reason’s study can be found here.

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Upcoming Events:

If you have events to be included in our list, please let us know!

1: 30 PM, 9 September 2013

MARTA Board Meeting

17 – 18 September 2013

Georgia Chamber / GTA Washington DC Fly – In

19 September 2013        

Senate Study Committee on Public Transportation (time and location TBA)

25-26 September 2013  

Southern Ag Import / Export Expo



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