A county official says the Georgia General Assembly showed lack of leadership this year in declining to move on proposed bills that would have allowed counties to fund transportation projects. One thing Gov. Nathan Deal and legislators did do, however, was extend $8.1 million in funding for Xpress Bus, managed by the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. GRTA’s board chairman explains why that’s a good move.
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