In late 2015, a majority of the counties in Middle Georgia elected to initiate the process for the region to consider a regional transportation sales tax.   After several informational meetings, the Regional Transportation Roundtable was established and its initial meeting on September 26, 2016.  During this meeting, the Executive Committee was elected and investment criteria were adopted.

During the first quarter of 2017, local governments submitted projects for consideration by the Executive Committee.  Since June 2017, the Executive Committee has been meeting regularly to review each project that was submitted and to develop, in consultation with the Georgia Department of Transportation, a draft constrained investment list.

Once the draft constrained investment list is developed, public comments will be received and considered.  The Final Investment List will be considered by the Roundtable on August 18, 2017.

Regional Transportation Sales Tax Briefing

The Executive Committee developed the draft investment list from the projects submitted by local governments earlier this year. Over $1.5 billion in projects were submitted and the budget is $500 million over the ten-year period.

The projects on the attached list are divided into two categories:  those with cost sharing from the Georgia Department of Transportation and those that are proposed to be 100 percent funded by the regional transportation sales tax.  Changes can be made to the list by the Executive Committee and by the Regional Transportation Roundtable; however, projects must be selected from the unconstrained investment list.
Regional Transportation Sales Tax
Draft Investment List

Executive Committee Members

  • Voting
    Robert Reichert, Chair
    Tommy Stalnaker, Vice-Chair
    Sammy Hall
    Eric Wilson
    Charles Williams
  • Non-Voting
    Rep. Bubber Epps
    Rep. Robert Dickey
    Sen. David Lucas
    Sen. John Kennedy

 

Meeting Dates

  • August 10, 2017 9:00 - 1:00 Executive Committee Meeting
  • August 14, 2017 4:00-6:00 Public Meeting on Draft Investment List
  • August 15, 2017 4:00-6:00 Public Meeting on Draft Investment List
  • August 16, 2017 11:00 - 5:00 Executive Committee Meeting (tentative)
  • August 18, 2017 9:00 Roundtable Meeting

 

Minutes and Presentations

Regional Transportation Roundtable Members

Local Government Representative
Baldwin County Chairman Sammy Hall
City of Milledgeville Mayor Gary Thrower
Crawford County Chairman Paul Chapman
City of Roberta Mayor Becky Smith
Houston County Chairman Tommy Stalnaker
City of Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms
City of Gray Mayor Stephen Tingen
Jones County Chairman Chris Weidner
Macon-Bibb County Chairman Robert Reichert
Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Larry Schlesinger
Monroe County Chairman Greg Tapley

 

Local Government Representative
City of Forsyth Mayor Eric Wilson
City of Byron Mayor Larry Collins
Peach County Chairman Martin Moseley
Pulaski County Commissioner Butch Hall
City of Hawkinsville Chairman James Colson
Putnam County Chairman Stephen Hersey
City of Eatonton Mayor Walter Rocker
Twiggs County Chairman Ken Fowler
City of Jeffersonville Mayor Charles Williams
City of Irwinton Mayor Roger Bacon
Wilkinson County Chairman Mark Dupree