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Roundup: May 24, 2016

Funding Opportunities The FASTLANE Grant program of the United States Department of Transportation has received 212 grant applications totaling nearly $9.8 billion. National Issues Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged last week to wrap up work on a transportation appropriations measure. The measure also included $1.1 billion in funding to help combat the spread of the Zika virus. In the meantime,…

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Roundup: April 29, 2016

Funding Opportunities If your organization has recently received funding, or is currently seeking funding, from the Federal Transit Administration of the U.S.D.O.T. Pilot Program for Transit Oriented Development Planning, then you may qualify for an additional funding opportunity currently available from FTA. $20.5 million is available to support comprehensive planning services around new fixed guideway improvement projects. For those interested,…

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Roundup: April 18, 2016

Top Stories Unfortunately for Georgians, twice – Senate Transportation Chairman and former President Pro-Tempore of the Georgia State Senate Tommie Williams (R – Lyons) has announced his retirement from the Georgia State Senate. Kudos to new House Transportation Chairman Christian Coomer (R – Cartersville) on completing his first session as Chairman, handling several difficult issues with tact and leadership. Hartsfield…

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Roundup: March 30, 2016

It’s been several weeks since the team at GTA has communicated with you, and as a result, there’s a lot to report. This week’s Transportation Roundup includes brief notes on a variety of state and federal issues, but also a wrap-up from the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly.Miscellaneous NewsHartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport…This month, there was a lot of…

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Another Transportation Win For Georgia

Multiyear Highway and Transit Bill Passed ATLANTA – Last week, the U.S. House passed a bipartisan, multiyear Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (STRR) by an overwhelming vote of 363-64. The STRR Act has an estimated $340 billion in highway and transit funding. The leadership of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, the Georgia Transportation Alliance, would like…

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