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Georgia Department of Transportation

September 10, 2019, 6am PDT
A $1.6 billion plan to expand Ga. 400 is taking shape in Fulton County and not every local entity is happy about the state's vision for the future of the route.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 30, 2019, 7am PDT
The Georgia Department of Transportation held a series of public meetings this month to reveal details of a plan to add toll lanes to I-285 and Georgia 400 outside Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 6, 2019, 8am PST
Georgia's House Bill 511 is progressing through the State Legislature with the potential to change funding and governance of transit in the city while taxing rides with taxi, limousine, and ride-hailing companies.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 7, 2017, 9am PST
A $24 million price tag for a "loopy-lop" pedestrian bridge for Atlanta Falcons fans is called in to question.
Saporta Report
June 2, 2016, 1pm PDT
The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation warned Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and MARTA CEO Keith Parker that unless corrective actions are not taken in many areas, e.g., maintenance, safety, he will shut down streetcar service.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 24, 2015, 9am PDT
Though the congressional process of providing a bill that sets the funding agenda for the nation's transportation infrastructure seems to finally be moving forward, Georgia couldn't continue waiting.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
August 18, 2015, 2pm PDT
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution checks in with new leadership at the state's department of transportation.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 18, 2014, 10am PDT
Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Keith Golden recently told a gathering about the state’s reliance on federal money for transportation, saying, “We’ve got to find a way to break away from our dependence on federal dollars.”
Marietta Daily Journal
April 2, 2013, 9am PDT
Despite falling ridership numbers on the region's public transit system (bucking the nationwide trend), the Georgia Department of Transportation is studying options for building a multi-modal transit hub in downtown Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution