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Steering the road funding plan

POSTED: March 24, 2011 8:30 p.m.
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Allen Burns, right, executive director of the Coastal Regional Commission, speaks with Effingham County Commissioner Reggie Loper, left and Rincon City Manager Michael Phillips before discussing the Transportation Investment Act with the Effingham Rotary Club.

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As a former economic developer, Allen Burns equates transportation as jobs. As executive director of the Coastal Regional Commission, he sees the Transportation Investment Act of 2010 as an avenue for economic growth.

“The economy is not where it should be,” he said. “Things have changed. In my opinion, the state has given us an opportunity to change that.”

Industrial prospects, Burns said, want to know how to get their trucks, employees and shipments in and out, and they need the roads to do it.

For the complete story, see Friday's edition of the Effingham Herald.

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