I suspect this has a lot to do with the opposition to Gena Abraham

She wants to start cutting projects from the DOT’s books.

Georgia is about to undertake some painful project-cutting to fit its transportation program to its budget, state Department of Transportation Commissioner Gena Abraham told her board Monday as they met at a retreat in Macon.

A department that in reality has the money to work on about 270 projects a year has 1,470 active ones on its books and more than 9,000 planned, she said.

“We’re going to have to talk about projects coming off our books,” she said. “There’s no other way around it.”

I think that is an absolute necessity for the DOT to get its stuff in gear. The department is overworked, overfunded, under managed, and not grounded in reality.

It sounds like the Bush Administration.


  1. JRM2016 says:

    So how many years should we wait before someone evaluates how Sonny’s choice is doing at the helm of DOT?

  2. IndyInjun says:

    “The department is overworked, overfunded, under managed, and not grounded in reality….It sounds like the Bush Administration.”

    It is pleasing that these realities are now taken as givens even among the last GOP loyalists.

    There is hope after all.

  3. Dave Bearse says:

    I expect the numerous projects foisted on GDOT by various politicians (that have thought of GDOT funding as of no consequence locally) will bear the brunt of the cuts. A possible benefit of seeking to cut projects is that localities may now put their money where their politician’s mouth was if indeed the projects are a best use of limited funds.

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