Georgia’s current and future economic success is directly and inextricably linked to our transportation infrastructure.
• RBC supports legislation that will grow Georgia’s electric mobility ecosystem and strengthen Georgia’s position in electrification-related manufacturing and innovation.
• RBC supports additional flexibility in how Georgia’s local governments fund their transportation infrastructure, including transit operations and expansions
Georgia’s ports are responsible for providing nearly 500,000 jobs statewide and over $7 billion to metro Atlanta’s economy.
• RBC supports legislation and funding, where appropriate, to support projects that increase the efficiency and capabilities of the Georgia Ports Authority, while maintaining its competitiveness.
• RBC opposes actions that would increase costs for shippers and customers, which would erode competitiveness.
The efficient operation of transit in metro Atlanta encourages economic development and provides an alternate mode of transportation for many metro Atlanta residents. Whether metro Atlanta’s transit future consists of operating as a single transit system or multiple interconnected transit systems, the role of transit coordination is critical to metro Atlanta’s transit future.
• RBC supports continued transit service coordination, integrated and seamless interconnections, and increased resources to address the needs of metro Atlanta transit riders, including appropriate representation of key stakeholders.
How metro Atlanta commuters travel to and from work will help determine metro Atlanta’s future ability to attract jobs externally, as well as encourage investment internally. While the automobile will remain the primary mode of transportation within the metro Atlanta region, effective transportation networks rely on diverse transportation options, both for Metro Atlanta residents and visitors.
• RBC supports investments in alternate forms of transportation to provide metro Atlanta commuters and residents a choice of transportation modes to meet their needs.