The Act creates the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA), and gives it significant power over transportation policy in counties that fail to comply with the federal Clean Air Act. The Act enumerates the powers of the authority and describes how the board of directors of the authority should be appointed. It also makes members of the GRTA board of directors members of the Governor's Development Council. Some sections of the Act deal with the removal of members of the GRTA board of directors. Additionally, the Act describes the relationship between GRTA and local governments and the enforcement mechanisms GRTA may use against local governments. The Act gives GRTA the power to build and operate, or force local governments to operate, public transportation systems. Further, it gives GRTA the power to cut off transportation funds to developments of regional impact of which it does not approve.
Biloa, Donald Lee
"STATE GOVERNMENT Georgia Regional Transportation Authority Act: Provide for a Regional Transportation Authority,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 16
, Article 7.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol16/iss1/7