Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Perdue to make "transportation announcement" tomorrow

Posted By on Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 7:30 PM

The AJC is reporting Gov. Sonny Perdue will make an announcement about transportation tomorrow that may hint at support for commuter rail.

If that's the case, look toward the sky — porcine creatures, propelled by their methane and guided by those cute little tails, will be soaring gracefully alongside jet-fuel gobblin' Delta planes.

From the AJC:

In vague outlines to the board, the governor expressed support for commuter rail and for considering funding options such as privately-built toll roads.

The governor said he supports measures to increase spending for transportation. Two measures — restoring a portion of the gas tax that now goes to the general fund and returning some bond debt service to general fund — could produce as much as $400 million a year, DOT officials said.

UPDATE: This baby's got a name! IT3 -- Investing In Tomorrow's Transportation Today.

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