Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) – Transportation Investment Act (TIA)

The Transportation Referendum passed in the regions of Central Savannah, Heart of Georgia and River Valley.  These regions will implement a one percent regional sales tax to fund transporta­tion improvements over the next 10 years.  Collection of funds began on January 1, 2013. Forty-six counties, and their respective cities, comprise the three regional districts that approved the TIA referendum July 2012. Cumulatively, they are expected to self-generate approximately $1.8 billion in new revenue dedicated to local transportation improvements.

GDOT will coordinate work for cities and counties on some smaller jobs and also assist in the engineering and construction management of larger projects. All of the projects were selected by regional commission roundtables of local elected officials after much public input. Seventy-five percent of the revenues will be utilized for the construction of these roundtable pre-selected projects while the remaining 25 percent will be disbursed to the regions’ governments each month on a predetermined formulaic basis for discretion­ary use on local transportation-related efforts.

Our team was selected to serve as GDOT’s Program Manager. Luster National, Inc., along with URS, make up the marquee sub consultants that comprise the team overseeing the statewide transportation program. Our team is responsible for:

  • Program Accounting
  • Program Budget and Schedule Adherence
  • Project and Construction Management
  • Program Communications with internal and external stakeholders
  • Program Contract Administration