News | May 8, 2009

Georgia Legislators Again Reject Transportation Funding Measure

Georgia lawmakers missed another opportunity to help relieve Atlanta from traffic gridlock and tailpipe pollution. The 2009 General Assembly again rejected a measure we and our allies championed that would give voters the option to increase funding for transportation investment. including mass transit, a vital tool for reforming a transportation system that traditionally focuses its dollars on new road construction.

The state did pass a Department of Transportation reform bill that allows for greater consideration of objective criteria in the selection of projects. We will seek to ensure that this law is used to help curtail proposals for wasteful, unnecessary new roads that increase pollution and induce further sprawl.