The public doesn’t trust government and public private partnerships are a priority. Those were two points made by Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Keith Golden during a Perimeter Business Alliance luncheon at Cox Enterprises on Friday.
“GDOT is poised in the next couple of years to run like a business,” Golden said.
GDOT partnered with the Perimeter Communty Improvement Districts on the Hammond Half Diamond Interchange and the Diverging Diamond Interchange at I-285 and Ashford Dunwoody Road.
Separately, the commissioner said that the rejection of TSPLOST in many areas demonstrates a distrust of government. “We heard that loud and clear,” Golden said.
Nevertheless, TSPLOST projects will move forward in the communities that passed the measure, he added.
During the luncheon, Yvonne Williams, president and CEO of the PCIDs said a partnership that includes Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Fulton and Dekalb have created a resolution supporting movement on I-285/Ga. 400 interchange improvements, which will be brought to Governor Nathan Deal.
Williams added, “The CID board will be bringing to Golden a financial commitment…as to our ability to be a partner to help them share in fact based solutions that can make a difference and work well in this region.”