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Electronic Speed Limit Signs Approved

September 26, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently approved plans to install electronic speed limit signs on parts of Interstate 285, allowing for variable speed limits during the day.

Governor Deal Announces Georgia CommuteSmart Program

September 11, 2012

In an effort to reduce state employee commute times, Governor Nathan Deal recently initiated the Georgia CommuteSmart Program. The plan includes four commuter options for agencies and state employees to choose from, allowing for more flexibility in their work travel schedule.

Clean Air Campaign Commuter Rewards

August 29, 2012

As the summer vacation season nears an end, and schools open their doors to students, the promise of more traffic on Georgia’s roads comes back as well.

The Future of T-SPLOST

August 8, 2012

As debate about the recent T-SPLOST vote winds down across much of the state, discussion is still lively for the three districts that approved the tax - the Central Savannah River Area, River Valley and Heart of Georgia Altamaha.

Plan Ahead Before Getting a License or ID

August 6, 2012

Since July 3, as part of its Secure ID initiative to comply with the Federal Real ID Act of 2005, the Department of Driver Services has required first time and renewing license holders to provide original documentation to prove identity, social security number and two proofs of residency.

First Looks at the General Primary Election Results

August 1, 2012

More than 1.6 million voters sent in advance ballots and headed to the polls for yesterday's general primary, one that saw the defeat of the T-SPLOST and the approval of Sunday liquor sales in select counties.

Deal Announces End of Georgia 400 Toll in 2013

July 30, 2012

Governor Deal recently announced his plan to remove the Georgia 400 toll at the end of 2013. The announcement detailed to have the state pay off its bond debt on December 1, 2013, and move quickly to eliminate the unpopular toll by the end of that year, stopping collection 4 years earlier than previously planned.

Shuttling Scientists, Students and Veterans Through the City

July 27, 2012

Among the projects dependent on the coming T-SPLOST vote, the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative aims to help scientists, students and veterans move just a bit more quickly through Atlanta.

Envisioning the Atlanta BeltLine

July 18, 2012

In 1999, Georgia Institute of Technology graduate student Ryan Gravel completed his master's thesis, a plan for a 22-mile loop that would connect 45 historic Atlanta neighborhoods, promoting in each greater access to mass transit, public parks and recreational trails.

New Secure Drivers’ Licenses and IDs

July 12, 2012

Launching its Secure ID program, the Department of Driver Services early last week began issuing new drivers' licenses and identification cards. Marked with a gold star in the upper right corner, these cards should enhance your license security and help protect you from identity theft.

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