If you missed the news during your morning torture commute today, drivers everywhere are celebrating. The I-85 bridge will reopen for morning rush Monday, May 15. A full month ahead of schedule. Kudos to GDOT, all the contractors and inspectors on the project, and shoot, let’s just congratulate everybody. We made it.
This week’s Courier Herald Column. This is the third installment of this series. You can track back to the beginning starting with the previous installment here. In this, the third in a series explaining the regions that make up Georgia’s political factions, we’re going begin to take a look at each region one by one,
U.S. Senator David Perdue and Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry toured the I-85 bridge rebuilding effort and discussed the construction progress. According to a presser: “I am grateful that no Georgians were injured during the I-85 bridge collapse,” said Senator Perdue. “A special thank you goes out to our first responders for their swift action
In the aftermath of the I-85 bridge collapse, Speaker David Ralston is, once again, speaking on the need to devote more state resources to transit. In a letter sent to Governor Deal on Monday morning, Speaker Ralston wrote that MARTA and the Georgia Regional Transit Authority’s Xpress bus service are already seeing extraordinary increases in
This week’s Courier Herald column: It’s a tried and true axiom. Never let a crisis go to waste. No sooner than had a section of I-85 collapsed due to a freak yet apparently quite preventable incident last Thursday evening than opportunists seeking a vehicle for their agenda poured into social media to grind their quite
Publisher’s note: The following was published on April 1, 2017. Not coincidentally, this date is also commonly known as “April Fool’s Day”. The following piece is pure satire/fiction. No actual GDOT employees (or, more specifically their quotes) appear in this piece. We regret that we live in a world where this disclaimer is necessary, and
Two major port authorities are linking up to highlight the benefits of using deep water East Coast ports. The Georgia Ports Authority and the Virginia Port Authority are combining resources into a marketing effort aimed at taking market share from west coast ports and smaller and/or less efficient east coast ports after the expansion of