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State commission talks problems with rural transit
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Kevin Tanner
Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville.
House Representative Kevin Tanner brought an ongoing conversation about transportation to northeast Georgia on Thursday, meeting with a commission he chairs that is focused on studying statewide transit needs and analyzing ways for the state to plan and provide for those needs. The 16-member House Commission on Transit Governance and Funding met at Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge in Dawsonville. The commission was created during last year’s legislative session and Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Tanner, R-Dawsonville, as chairman in May 2017. Tanner said last year that transit tops the list of his priorities because Georgia is expected to grow by 2 million people over the next few years, with much of that growth concentrated in metro counties.