Augusta wants No Part Of Proposal To Fix State Transportation Funding Shortfall

Leaders are working to fix Georgia’s transportation problems, but how much would that cost us here in the Garden City?

Augusta’s legislative delegation told commissioners that transportation funding for the state will be a big priority in the upcoming legislative session. Statewide there’s a 1 billion dollar shortfall. with one option being a state wide one cent sales tax. It’s something Augusta doesn’t want to see happen since voters have already approve the Transportation Sales Tax  or T-SPLOST for road projects.

Make sure we have the support not to have a negative impact on Augusta Richmond County because we are one of the three regions that did pass the TIA we’re hoping the other regions would look at enabling legislation that would allow them to do what we’ve already done,” said State Representative Wayne Howard.

Lawmakers say another option for transportation funding could be an increase in Georgia’s gas tax.

 That hasn’t changed since 1971.

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