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Ga. 400 express lanes a long shot for federal funding, until $184 million grant announced

Georgia’s federal funding request for the express lanes along Ga. 400 could have been viewed as a long shot. It was one of 234 grant applications submitted, including four others from Georgia. In the end, it was among 20 selected for the first round of major funding under President Trump’s new infrastructure initiative.

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Ga. 400 express lanes and BRT project a potential double-edged sword

By Guest Columnist CARL HOLT, an avid promoter of bicycling who volunteered as project manager for the installation of Atlanta’s first bike corral, in the Kirkwood neighborhood

Gov. Nathan Deal stood at the North Wing stairs of the Georgia State Capitol on June 19 to announce the State of Georgia will issue $100 million bonds for a bus rapid transit project in North Fulton County. Deal was surrounded by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle (a candidate for governor), House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), and a group of elected officials representing the state and Fulton County.