Evans’ replacement would be responsible for helping oversee state roads. Here is more about what the board does and its responsibilities:
- The State Transportation Board is made up of members from each of Georgia’s 13 congressional districts.
- The board is one of the few appointments made directly by the legislature and is one of the most prized political
appointments in state government.
- While board members draw no salary, they have an opportunity to influence transportation projects in their respective districts.
- Other duties of the board include naming the commissioner, designating which public roads are encompassed within the state highway system, approving long-range transportation plans, overseeing the administration of construction contracts and authorizing lease agreements.