Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of Georgia’s 2011-2014 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program reveals that road maintenance/ minor widening projects account for the largest chunk of planned spending (30 percent). New road capacity projects follow, making up 28 percent of the STIP. Safety projects comprise 13 percent of the proposed spending and bridge maintenance/replacement projects 10 per- cent. Projects classified as “other” account for 8 percent of the STIP. Transit projects** account for 6 percent of the planned spending, and bicycle/pedestrian projects*** 5 percent. Bridge capacity expansion projects, as well as road or bridge projects that have bicycle/pedestrian components (such as adding sidewalks when recon- structing a roadway), each make up less than 1 percent of the planned expenditures. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2011-FY2014
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$833.72|
|Road/Bridge Project with Bike/Ped Components||$4.35|
|New Road Capacity||$778.53|
|Bridge Capacity Expansion||$0.17|
* Cost is the cost of each project during the STIP years, not total project cost.
** Federal transit funding programs make up the majority of funds dedicated to transit.
However, almost 12 percent of the transit component ($21 million) is dedicated to the
purchase of clean fuel buses for the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority.
*** Lump sums for the Transportation Enhancements, Recreational Trails, and Scenic
Byways programs make up 83 percent of all bicycle/pedestrian spending.