Elections Have Consequences: The Next Steps for Transportation

After voters rejected their chance to have input and a voice in the transportation project list and process, Governor Deal announced the direction Georgiawill now take in our infrastructure needs.  The matter of a second chance for the voters to approve a TSPLOST was quickly settled, with the Governor announcing that there was no appetite from his office or the General Assembly for a second chance.  Instead, Governor Deal, in conjunction with Georgia DOT will now pick specific projects (including the I-285/400 Interchange), but many projects will now be put on the backburner, with the most essential likely to occur first.  The Governor has noted that the state is likely to face $700 million in Federal transportation cuts.

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