Posts tagged with "transportation"

Decatur requesting feedback on transportation

Posted by Dena Mellick March 3, 2016

The city of Decatur is asking the community to take part in a survey on transportation options. The deadline to take part in the Decatur Transportation Survey is Monday, Mar. 7. The survey introduction says, “An important component of a great community is the ability to easily get from one place to another, within and […]

Transportation Bill would assess fee for ‘alternative fuel’ vehicles

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 6, 2015

The state House has announced the passage of the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, a bill that ends a tax credit for low-emission vehicles and charges a service fee to cars that use fuel other than gasoline. The legislation, approved on March 5, will now be considered by the Senate. According to a release from […]

Transportation fixes on the region’s 2015 agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 10, 2014

Fixing transportation will likely be a huge issue for state legislators and our region in 2015. That will likely mean higher taxes, but there’s no clear funding plan on the table. But there’s a pretty clear message from elected officials and state leaders that something needs to be done. Last week, two members of the DeKalb […]

GDOT will finalize GA 400 lanes this weekend

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 3, 2014

It’s been almost a year since the state of Georgia stopped charging drivers to cross Georgia 400 and since that time Georgia Department of Transportation crews have been working to make the road look like other state highways. This weekend, GDOT will be taking an important final step in the process. The Transportation Department said […]

Sunday Morning Meditation: Transportation planners focus on doing more with less

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 12, 2014

Metro Atlanta transportation planners say future road and rail improvements will require working with whatever funding they’ve got. That won’t be a much more than what the metro area receives now, unless funding priorities change. Declining gas tax revenues, flat federal funding and an inability to agree on a solution to pay for anything the […]

Atlanta Regional Commission hosting a “pop-up” meeting in downtown Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 9, 2014

So this is a little different. The Atlanta Regional Commission, a planning agency for the metro area, is hosting an open house in Decatur this Saturday, January 11. It begins at 3 p.m. and will be held at 515 North McDonough Street suite A in downtown Decatur. The meeting will be to discuss updates to […]

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