If a board led by Gov. Sonny Perdue votes Friday to keep the tolls on Ga. 400 after 2011, it will be breaking the promises state officials made in years past.
But it also will be creating a revenue stream, largely under control of a board the governor chairs, that could build several projects the state can’t afford to do now.
The State Road and Tollway Authority board, chaired by Perdue, and the state Department of Transportation’s board are each scheduled to meet Friday and discuss the Ga. 400 toll. DOT would decide whether to keep leasing Ga. 400 to SRTA, and SRTA would then decide whether to keep the toll. The listed projects might not even be part of the vote, and are subject to change.
SRTA provided the list under the Georgia Open Records Act.
An SRTA project list and the rest of the article can be found here.