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Keith Golden, P.E.

Georgia DOT Interim Commissioner Keith Golden
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About Georgia DOT

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) consists of approximately 4,300 employees under the leadership of Commissioner Keith Golden, P.E.  

Georgia DOT plans, constructs and maintains Georgia's state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. View Org Chart


Meg Pirkle

Meg Pirkle Named Chief Engineer

Longtime Georgia DOT executive Margaret “Meg” Pirkle has been appointed the Department's Chief Engineer, effective January 1. Commissioner Keith Golden announced the appointment during the December 2014 State Transportation Board meeting. Ms. Pirkle is the first woman to ever hold this post. She will succeed Russell McMurry, who has been appointed as the Department's Planning Director by Governor Deal.




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Enhancing Georgia's Competitiveness Through Leadership in Transportation
Georgia DOT provides a safe, connected, and environmentally sensitive transportation system that enhances Georgia's economic competitiveness by working efficiently and communicating effectively to create strong partnerships
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The State Highway Department was created on August 16, 1916 by an act of the Legislature. The Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) was created in 1972 by former Governor Jimmy Carter.


Roles & Responsibilities

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs, maintains and improves the state's road and bridges; provides planning and financial support for other modes of transportation such as mass transit and airports; provides airport and air safety planning; and provides air travel to state departments. The Department also provides administrative support to the State Road and Tollway Authority and the Georgia Rail Passenger Authority.

A majority of the Department's resources are directed toward maintaining and improving the state's network of roads and bridges. Proceeds from the state's motor fuel taxes are constitutionally earmarked solely for use on Georgia's roads and bridges. Non-road and bridge construction projects are supported by a combination of state general funds, federal funds and local funds.

The Department is responsible for waterways, including the intercoastal waterway and the Savannah and Brunswick ports. Additionally, the department is responsible for rail transit.


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Georgia Dept of Transportation
One Georgia Center
600 West Peachtree NW
Atlanta, GA. 30308 View Map

(404) 631-1990 Main
(404) 631-1844 Fax
711 TTY Help Desk

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