Georgia transportation report examines 2020 accomplishments

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Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) officials said the agency’s recently released Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) Accountability and Investment Report examines funding, performance measures, operations, projects, and initiatives.

“In spite of the challenges created by COVID-19 in the final quarter of FY20, GDOT did not miss a beat as we made major adjustments to continue our essential services to the state of Georgia and those who use the state’s infrastructure,” Russell R. McMurry, GDOT commissioner, said. “This report showcases our continued commitment to deliver the highest level of service for the citizens and travelers in Georgia.”

The analysis determined GDOT continues to make safety the top priority; emphasizes GDOT’s continued leadership in preparing for state transportation infrastructure with over 565 traffic signals outfitted for connected vehicles; notes culture empowers employees to embrace new ways and to improve on the tried and true; and continuation of the Transportation Investment Act (TIA) program, which includes approval for another 10 years of investment in the Central Savannah River Area (SCRA) with a passage rate of 71 percent.

GDOT plans, constructs, and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways, maintaining involvement in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike, and pedestrian programs.

The agency’s nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability, and mobility.