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Friday August 26th, 2016 9:10PM

Panel to discuss GA transportation, infrastructure

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- Lawmakers and state transportation officials will soon begin a series of public meetings to gather input on statewide plans to improve transportation and infrastructure.<br /> <br /> The Joint Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding is planning to host a meeting Tuesday morning in Atlanta. The session is the first of eight being held throughout the state.<br /> <br /> Chairman of the Georgia Transportation Alliance Michael Sullivan tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( http://bit.ly/1omuN2l ) transportation and infrastructure are critical components toward Georgia attracting economic development opportunities and being competitive with neighboring states.<br /> <br /> ? The meeting in Atlanta is expected to feature presentations from Sullivan, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Keith Golden.
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