Sen. Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) made the following statement regarding Rep. Vance Smith (R-Pine Mountain) being unanimously elected as Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Commissioner and Todd Long being appointed the Director of Planning for the GDOT. The planning director position was created by the General Assembly this spring with the passage of Senate Bill 200.
“I am pleased with the two professionals named today to lead Georgia's transportation planning and construction. Now we can proceed with the creation of a plan before the legislature meets again and finalizes a funding solution. This is one of our state's highest priorities.”