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  • Transportation in Georgia
  • Who and what is The Alliance?
  • How is the Alliance set up?
  • What is the mission of the Alliance?
  • What has GTA accomplished?
  • What will the Alliance do?
  • What ideas must we remember?
  • What will we see in the near future out of the Alliance?

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  • 1,244 Miles of Interstate 121,632 Public Road Miles 109 Public Use Airports 14,379 Bridges 720 Miles of Inland Waterways 2 Class I Railroads 23 Short Line Railroads 4,679 Miles of Track 3,000,000 TEUs Annually Through GPA 9th Largest Transit System in US
  • World’s Busiest Airport (HJAIA) Nation’s Fastest Growing Seaport (Savannah Harbor) Three Regions Making Local Investments (TIA) Northwest Corridor Project Tolls Lanes in Henry County Funding for GRTA
  • We can’t wait for Washington … GOP to redo House transportation bill February 23, 2012 Boehner Concedes on Roads Legislation February 25, 2012
  • UGA: Georgia's job recovery still years away 11/29/11 © Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia will not return to pre-recession employment levels until 2020
  • Georgia ranks almost dead last in transportation investments per capita. Our state gas tax is the second-lowest in the U.S.
  • In the next 27 years, Georgia’s population is projected to increase by 4.5 million (Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget)
  • The Georgia Transportation Alliance was founded as an affiliate of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in 2011. The Alliance is Georgia’s first multi-modal organization focused solely on long-term transportation solutions through economic development, increased mobility, safety, and a globally recognized logistics industry.
  • The Alliance coalition includes a diverse array of partners including engineering, highway construction, transportation technology, traffic management, freight rail, real estate, logistics, economic development, and aggregate materials industries. This diversity will enable us to create the most effective solutions.
  • Build upon Georgia’s strong history of transportation excellence by supporting efforts to increase transportation funding and strengthen our state’s transportation infrastructure.
  • In 2012, The Alliance’s ConnectGeorgia initiative resulted in passage of the Transportation Investment Act in Georgia’s River Valley, Heart of Georgia, and Central Savannah Regions. This program will invest almost $2 billion into Georgia’s communities over the next ten years.
  • Convene best and brightest stakeholders Examine and research bold policy proposals Create a statewide network of communities of interest (rural and metro)
  • Transportation is not an end to itself, but rather a means to an end: economic development and jobs. Our transportation challenges have not gone away The quality of our transportation network, just like our education and tax structure, directly affects our ability to compete as a state.
  • Strong, Diverse Board & Membership Organize Local Councils First Annual Report Card and Conference Draw Attention to Current Successes
  • Georgia Transportation Alliance 270 Peachtree Street Suite 2200 Atlanta, GA 30303