Carrie L. Christie was published in the July/August 2009 edition of The Georgia Contractor magazine. The article, “Legislature Overhauls Transportation Oversight: Strips DOT Power; Fails to Pass Funding Measure,” recounts the tumultuous session of the 2009 General Assembly that sought to deal with Georgia’s transportation woes. Click here to read the full text.

Ms. Christie’s article concludes, “While it appears that the legislature made aggressive moves in the direction of accountability within the DOT, comprehensive transportation funding was not forthcoming for the second year in a row and voters will, once again, not be presented any sales tax options to consider this November. Given the recent call for accountability, the desperate need to fund a multi-billion dollar transportation shortfall, and poll results reflecting widespread voter support for a one percent sales and use tax for transportation, there seems little, if any, reason why the General Assembly will not be able to approve desperately needed transportation funding in 2010.”

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