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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 20, 2016

Upcoming Events 2016 Global Trade Outlook June 22, 2016   |   8:00-9:00 AM   |   Georgia Chamber of Commerce Join the Georgia Chamber and U.S. Chamber for a discussion over breakfast on the U.S. trade agenda in 2016, including the outlook for major international markets, prospects for the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic trade agreements, and other top trade issues on the policy agenda…

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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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