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.