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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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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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