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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 Russell McMurry, 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


Russell McMurry

Russell McMurry Named New GDOT Commissioner

Longtime Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry today was elected by the 14-member State Transportation Board to be the new commissioner of the Transportation Department, effective immediately. As such, he will oversee a budget in excess of $2 billion and more than 4,100 employees.

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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
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