Governor Deal gave us a preview of an independent transportation study on 11 major projects planned for completion in the next decade and the results are good. The complete study by Cambridge Systematics, a nationally recognized firm, is due for release later this month.
“These results are a testament to the positive impact this investment will have on Georgians in the near future and in the long-term. This report confirms what we’ve been saying all along—that these projects will move the needle when it comes to driver and freight mobility,” said Deal. “As Georgia’s economy and population continues to grow, we will now boast a transportation system that keeps pace.”
The Governor also provided some political cover for those legislators who voted for HB 170 and are seeking re-election to the Senate and the House.
“Members of the General Assembly demonstrated courage and foresight in addressing this critical need with passage of the Transportation Funding Act of 2015. Their action, along with the expertise and efforts of Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Commissioner Russell McMurry and GDOT Planning Director Jay Roberts, will improve the quality of life for all Georgians”
The complete project list and preliminary fact sheet are found here.