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  • Rep. Scott Votes for Major Transportation Improvements
    Posted in Press Release on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Rep. David Scott voted to approve a major bi-partisan transportation bill. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) reauthorizes highway, bridge, transportation safety, and public transit projects for the next five years. The FAST Act (H.R. 22) passed by a vote of 359-65. “I have a message to fed-up commuters in metro Atlanta – help is on the way,” Congressman Scott said. “Metro Atlanta has some of the most dangerous intersections and some of the worst traffic congestion... Read more

  • Clayton Transit Needs the Full Penny
    Posted in Column on June 23, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    A version of this column ran in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. As Congressman for Georgia’s 13th District and on behalf of the citizens of Clayton County, I urge the county Board of Commissioners to approve a referendum for a full penny sales tax on the November ballot this year. With the loss of CTRAN bus service, too many Clayton residents lost access to jobs, schools and medical facilities. Placing a half-cent sales tax on the ballot is not a viable solution for restoring transit. It will ... Read more

  • Rep. Scott Applauds House Passage Of Savannah Harbor Expansion Authorization
    Posted in Press Release on October 23, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, the House passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which authorizes the development and maintenance of the nation’s waterway infrastructure. H.R. 3080 includes a key provision that authorizes the funding necessary for the Savannah Harbor expansion project to move forward. This provision will end a 14 year delay of the project to deepen the harbor from 42 to 47 feet in order to accommodate new supertankers that will soon be coming from the Panama Canal. The... Read more

  • Transportation Bill Passes
    Posted in Blog on July 3, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    The House passed H.R. 4348, Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012. This bill, also known as MAP-21, will create or save more than 2 million jobs, authorize highway and transit programs for more than two years at current levels, make key reforms consolidating transportation programs and cut red tape, and leverage federal resources to expand public-private partnerships in transportation. MAP-21 consolidates federal surface transportation programs by two-thirds by taking approximately 60 pro... Read more

  • Future of High Speed Rail in America
    Posted in Blog on December 8, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    This week in Beijing, high speed rail stakeholders from across the globe will converge for the 7th World Congress on High Speed Rail. This conference, organized by the International Union of Railways and the Ministry of Railways of the People’s Republic of China, seeks to focus on initiatives for greener transport. Currently, China has the world’s longest high-speed rail network with over 4,300 miles of rail in service, and over 11,000 miles of infrastructure are now under construction. By contr... Read more

  • Recovery Act projects underway
    Posted in Blog on June 23, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Labor & Employment

    This summer, more Recovery Act projects across the country will be active than in previous quarters to create jobs and economic growth for local businesses. The infrastructure jobs created in Georgia cannot come sooner. The spike in active projects this summer include: • Transportation: There will be six times as many highway projects underway in July 2010 as in July 2009. Projects will surge from 1,750 last summer to over 10,000 this summer. 30,000 miles of highway will be improved this summer ... Read more

  • Georgia Highway 92 Progress
    Posted in Blog on June 16, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    The Georgia Highway 92 expansion project planning process is moving forward. Eveyone in the Douglas County area should be familiar with how this project will affect their daily commutes, their neighborhoods and the future of their local economy. Please visit the HWY 92 website to learn more about the project: http://www.gahwy92.com/ Two major community meetings are coming up: June 29, 2010 5 - 8 p.m. Douglasville Conference Center Douglasville Public Information Open House-- Comments due no late... Read more

  • Georgia Road Conditions
    Posted in Blog on February 12, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Be safe on the roads this weekend around Atlanta. Georgia DOT has a website with links to road closures and conditions. See information at the link below: http://www.dot.state.ga.us/informationcenter/pressroom/Pages/Winternews.aspx Read more

  • Douglasville - SR 92 update.
    Posted in Blog on February 1, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, we had a good meeting with Douglasville community leaders, DOT officials, and residents about the expansion of Highway 92. You can read about the meeting in the Douglas Sentinel: http://www.douglascountysentinel.com/view/full_story/5724708/article-Rep--Scott-wants-relocated-Hwy--92-to-be-neighborhood-friendly?instance=DShome_news_top2 Read more

  • Travel Information and Food Safety Tips
    Posted in Quotes and Comments on November 25, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Transportation

    As the holiday season begins, food safety and travel conditions come to the forefront of our minds. Please visit the following sites to help you and your family to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season: Food Safety: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Seasonal_Food_Safety_Fact_Sheets/index.asp Georgia Highway conditions: http://www.georgia-navigator.com/ Flight delays: http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp Airport information: http://www.atlanta-airport.com/ Read more