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 on September 26, 2016, its initial meeting was held.  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 Investment List that is financially constrained.

The Executive Committee conducted two public meetings and received input on the draft Investment List.  On August 16, 2017, the Committee voted to recommend amendment to the proposed schedule for additional time to refine the Investment List before making it final.

The Transportation Roundtable met on August 18, 2017, and voted to amend the proposed schedule as recommended by the Committee.  To continue the development of the draft Investment List, the Executive Committee has scheduled a series of meetings in September and early October.  Each meeting will be held at the Middle Georgia Regional Commission from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm.    During these meetings, the projects currently on the draft Investment List will be reviewed in detail with Georgia Department of Transportation and with the appropriate local government to ensure that the project description, status and cost estimates are accurate.

Following these meetings, it is anticipated that additional public meetings will be held on the draft Investment List before the Transportation Roundtable meets in December. No date has been set for the Transportation Roundtable meeting at this time.

Regional Transportation Sales Tax Briefing      Draft Investment List     Unconstrained Project 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

 

Transportation Roundtable Executive Committee Meeting Schedule


Monday, September 11, 2017, Executive Committee Meeting

12:30 Meeting Starts
1:30 Houston County Projects
2:30 Twiggs County Projects

Monday, September 18, 2017, Executive Committee Meeting

12:30 Meeting Starts
1:00 Peach County Projects
2:00 Pulaski County Projects
2:30 Baldwin County Projects

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Executive Committee Meeting

12:30 Meeting Starts
1:00 Macon-Bibb County Projects
2:00 Crawford County Projects
2:30 Monroe County Projects
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Executive Committee Meeting

12:30 Meeting Starts
1:00 Jones County Projects
2:00 Putnam County Projects
3:00 Wilkinson County Projects

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