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Roundup: July 24, 2017

State Issues Funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is in question as the congressional earmark ban continues to restrict legislators’ control over the budgetary process. As support for county-wide transit increases, Gwinnett County is moving forward with plans to innovate and expand local transportation options through a Comprehensive Transit Development Plan. Continuing in its blistering modernization pace, MARTA is rolling out a mobile ticketing…

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Roundup: June 7, 2017

State Issues Georgia is one of the first states with a truly comprehensive autonomous vehicle regulatory structure. Tennessee and South Carolina are joining Georgia in raising revenue for transportation infrastructure. Airbus has launched a commercial drone business in Atlanta. According to the Wall Street Journal, PwC estimates that the global market for drone services will be worth more than $127 billion by 2020. MARTA has officially broken…

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Roundup: December 9, 2016

Georgia Transportation Summit Recap On November 30, GTA partnered with the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Georgia Chamber Commerce to host the third annual Georgia Transportation Summit. Over 1,000 attendees converged at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia to hear “State of the System” addresses from senior executives at GDOT, the…

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Roundup: November 18, 2016

Please see below for the latest version of the GTA Transportation Roundup. As you can see, there are a few minor differences in the format. Over the last year, GTA’s work plan, coupled with conversations with interested stakeholders, has indicated our focus moving forward should be in seven primary buckets: Protection of, and continued investment in, our state’s road and…

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Roundup: Voter Attitudes Towards Road Funding Alternatives

Voter Attitudes Towards Road Funding Alternatives Recently, several scholars at Indiana University published an article entitled Searching for a Tolerable Tax: Public Attitudes toward Roadway Financing Alternatives, which offered interesting insights regarding Americans’ appetites for funding infrastructure. The study ultimately explored the degree to which respondents were receptive to five revenue options: a mileage user fee; higher fuel taxes: increased…

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