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.
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.
Minutes and Presentations
- Initial Roundtable Meeting Presentation – September 26, 2016
- Criteria for Regional Transportation – Adopted September 2016
- June 5 2017 Executive Roundtable Minutes
- July 17 2017 Executive Roundtable Minutes
- July 24 2017 Executive Roundtable Minutes
- Transportation Roundtree Executive Committee Presentation – June 5, 2017
- Transportation Roundtree Executive Committee Presentation – July 17, 2017
- Transportation Roundtree Executive Committee Presentation – July 24, 2017
- Transportation Roundtree Executive Committee Presentation – July 31, 2017
Regional Transportation Roundtable Members
|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|
|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|