Transportation

Clayton Transit Needs the Full Penny

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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,…

Rep. Scott Applauds House Passage Of Savannah Harbor Expansion Authorization

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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…

Transportation Bill Passes

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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…

Future of High Speed Rail in America

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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…

Recovery Act projects underway

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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…

Georgia Highway 92 Progress

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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:…

Georgia Road Conditions

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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

Douglasville - SR 92 update.

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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

Travel Information and Food Safety Tips

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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:…