As a rule, engineers are rational, logical, problem solvers. They see challenges, analyze options, and ultimately offer solutions designed to achieve a specific goal. Sometimes, the solutions are evident while others require extensive research to determine the best path forward. While it may take an engineer or two to ultimately build the roads, bridges and rail lines our state needs, it does not take one to figure out the clear solution for Georgia’s transportation funding needs.
The problem is not with our project delivery system. Georgia’s Department of Transportation is ranked among the best in the nation for delivering projects on time and within budget by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
The problem is not that we don’t have a plan. The state and each of Georgia’s metropolitan planning organizations maintain long-term transportation and capital improvement plans that are updated regularly and go through stringent review processes along the way.
The problem– and the solution– is funding.
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