Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday tapped Toby Carr, his transportation adviser and director of his transition committee, to become the all-important director of planning at the Georgia Department of Transportation.
If approved by the state House and Senate Transportation Committees, the Decatur resident ? who, unlike his predecessor Todd Long, appears to have no formal training in transportation issues ? will play a key role in deciding how $2 billion in gas tax revenues would be allocated on Georgia road projects.
Georgia has a long, unfortunate history of making transportation decisions based on the needs and whims of politicians rather than the data-driven advice of transportation professionals. With his appointment of Toby Carr as the stat... Read Post
Keith Golden, formerly in charge of signs, potholes and right-of-way maintenance at Georgia’s Department of Transportation, is the sole finalist to become Commissioner of that Department on March 1st. Given the recent history of Com... Read Post