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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Get Heard!: Georgians Asked to Contribute to State Transportation Strategy

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Georgians Asked to Contribute to State Transportation Strategy

Thursday, August 21, 2008
Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774, Ericka Davis, GDOT
404-656-5267, William Mecke, GRTA 404-463-3011

ATLANTA— Governor Sonny Perdue and state transportation leaders today
launched the Investing in Tomorrow’s Transportation Today (IT3) website –
www.IT3.GA.Gov. The site will provide all Georgians an opportunity to give
input on a major transportation initiative that state leaders will propose
in the coming months.

“Through IT3, we will transform Georgia’s transportation system,” said
Governor Sonny Perdue. “Working together, the State Transportation Board,
GDOT and GRTA are listening to the concerns and desires of the public, our
elected officials, the business community and other interested groups. With
this input, we will shape a comprehensive and effective strategy for
addressing Georgia’s transportation needs.”

To give Georgians a chance to speak directly with state transportation
leaders regarding the IT3 initiative, Georgia Department of Transportation
(GDOT) Commissioner Gena Abraham and Georgia Regional Transportation
Authority (GRTA) Executive Director Dick Anderson will hold listening
sessions across the state. The listening tour will be held during the week
of September 22 in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Macon, Savannah and

“The website will provide regular updates of our work on IT3 as well as
the opportunity for members of the public to share information that will
help us shape Georgia’s transportation strategy,” said Commissioner Abraham.
“We encourage everyone to visit the site, learn about IT3 and its goals, and
to let us know their ideas for keeping Georgia’s transportation network the
best in the nation.”

“We are committed to listening to the public’s concerns and ideas,”
Anderson added. “In addition to meeting with community leaders throughout
the state, Commissioner Abraham and I will visit cities around the state to
hear, in person, what our citizens feel should be our strategic priorities.”

The Listening tour schedule is:

Monday, September 22, 4 -7 p.m., Macon, Commissioner Abraham

Tuesday, September 23, 4-7 p.m., Savannah, Commissioner Abraham, Mr.

Wednesday, September 24, noon – 2 p.m., Dalton, Commissioner Abraham, Mr.

Wednesday, September 24, 4-7 p.m., Atlanta, Commissioner Abraham, Mr.

Thursday, September 25, noon – 2 p.m., Valdosta, Mr. Anderson

Thursday, September 25, 4-7 p.m., Columbus, Mr. Anderson

Friday, September 26, noon – 2 p.m., Augusta, Mr. Anderson

Specific locations in each city will be announced in early September.
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