Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Promises about Transportation 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."

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."

Consolidate transportation agencies

"Shrinking the size of state government by consolidating transportation agencies - some of which have overlapping or contradictory purposes. As governor, Roy Barnes created new transportation bureaucracy in an attempt to consolidate his power."

Will build more HOV/toll lanes

Supports High Occupancy Toll lanes for NEW construction to give commuters greater choice and to expand capacity.

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."