Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Promises about Infrastructure on Deal-O-Meter

Will eliminate the Georgia 400 toll by the end of 2011

"As governor, I'll swing the sledgehammer to bring down the Buckhead Wall. The state has collected more than enough money to pay the bonds for the highway. We are now using the tolls of Georgia 400 drivers to pay for other road projects. That's not fair to the commuters in north Fulton and Forsyth counties. They've carried more than their fair share."

Enhance storage capacity for the state's water resources

"In conjunction with strong conservation efforts to maximize the usage of existing water infrastructure, additional storage capacity is essential in addressing our long-term needs as a growing state."

Reduce landfill waste

"Deal also calls for reducing landfill waste by promoting new waste reduction methods."

Dedicate all of the motor fuel tax revenues to transportation projects

"Transitioning debt service away from the Georgia Department of Transportation and dedicating all of the motor fuel tax revenues to transportation projects."

Will deepen the Port of Savannah

Commited "to deepening the Port of Savannah in anticipation of the widening of the Panama Canal and improvements to infrastructure in Southeast Georgia to accommodate the increase in cargo."

Improve east-west connectivity to help north-south traffic corridors

"One of my major priorities will be improving our state's east-west corridors, including completion of the Fall Line Freeway from Columbus to Macon to Augusta. I would like to see a route south of metro Atlanta to divert the 100,000 tractor trailers that clog Atlanta roads daily."

Create more reservoirs

"Develop additional reservoirs to address long-term water needs and enhance economic development"