2020 Georgia Code
Title 46 - Public Utilities and Public Transportation
Chapter 9 - Transportation of Freight and Passengers Generally
Article 9 - Georgia Rail Passenger Authority Law
§ 46-9-277. Public Purpose of Article

Universal Citation: GA Code § 46-9-277 (2020)

The implementation of rail passenger service and public transportation projects within the State of Georgia develops and promotes, for the public good and general welfare, trade, commerce, tourism, industry, and employment opportunities and promotes the general welfare of the state by creating a climate favorable to the location of new industry, trade, and commerce and the development of existing industry, trade, and commerce within the State of Georgia. Implementation of rail passenger service and public transportation projects within this state under the article will develop and promote, for the public good and general welfare, trade, commerce, tourism, industry, and employment opportunities and will promote the general welfare of the state. It is therefore in the public interest and is vital to the public welfare of the people of Georgia, and it is declared to be the public purpose of this article to so develop public transportation projects within this state. No bonds, notes, or other obligations, except refunding bonds, shall be issued by the authority pursuant to this article unless its membership adopts a resolution finding that the project for which such bonds, notes, or other obligations are to be issued will promote the foregoing objectives.

(Code 1981, §46-9-277, enacted by Ga. L. 1985, p. 1283, § 1.)

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