State Representative Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur) was recently appointed by Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) to serve as a member of the House Commission on Transit Governance & Funding. This commission, which was created during the recent legislative session by House Resolution 848, will study Georgia’s transit needs and analyze ways for the state to adequately plan and provide for those needs.
“Georgia is close to desperate for improvements in transit governance and funding, and DeKalb County needs to help lead the discussion,” said Rep. Oliver. “I am very grateful for this opportunity to participate on this Commission.” The members of the Commission are divided into four groups: six members of the House of Representatives, four representatives of transit systems or counties which provide mass transit, four residents of the state of Georgia, and ex-officio appointees. The directors of all metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are also ex-officio appointees to the Commission. HR 848 provides that none of the MPO directors will have voting rights as members of the Commission.
The Commission’s work will continue through the remainder of the 2017-2018 legislative session.
For more information on HR 848, please click here.
Representative Mary Margaret Oliver represents the citizens of District 82, which includes portions of DeKalb County. She was elected into the House of Representatives in 2002, and she currently serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Human Resources and the Governmental Affairs, Judiciary, Juvenile Justice, and Science & Technology committees.