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Politics, not policy, will drive transportation money

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 state’s transportation planning director, the most important transportation job in the state, Gov. Nathan Deal has made it pretty clear that tradition isn’t going to change anytime soon.
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The Economist examines Georgia's 2012 transportation tax

United States / Atlanta : Fresh Loaf (4 years ago)

You gotta love those cheeky bastards at The Economist, the excellent U.K. "newspaper" read by politicians, policy wonks and dictators, for starting an article about Georgia's possible transportation tax with this lede: CONTRARY to p... Read Post

Morning Reads for Thursday, April 26th

United States / Atlanta : Peach Pundit (2 years ago)

Here in Georgia… - In case you missed it, the lineup for Music Midtown has been released. The only band I’d like to see is the Foo Fighters. - Home prices in Metro Atlanta are at a 16-year low. - Gov. Deal has appointed Toby Carr, a... Read Post

Deal appoints former aide to important GDOT post

United States / Atlanta : Fresh Loaf (2 years ago)

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... Read Post


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