Category Archives: Transportation

Videos: Thank our Teachers, Committees, and Monthly Meeting 2017-04-03

The next monthly LCDP meeting is 6PM Today, Monday May 1, 2017. Here is video of the previous meeting.

The “Thank Our Teachers” signs were first available at the April monthly meeting, as approved by the Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC) at the end of March. The LCDC (essentially the board of directors for the LCDP) also formalized subcommittees on Education, Environment, Public Relations, and Finance, which were also discussed at the April meeting, as you can see in this video.

And the LCDC approved a new resolution against the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline and for solar power which was handed out at the April meeting.

Here’s the video:

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Transportation at Monthly Meeting 2017-05-01

Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization (VLMPO) Director Corey Hull will give us an update on local and regional transportation issues, including upcoming TSPLOST meetings and list development, proposed truck bypass and more.

When: 6PM Monday, May 1st, 2017

Where: Mama Junes Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

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Thank our Teachers, Committees, and Monthly Meeting 2017-04-03

The Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC) met at the end of March and voted to approve our project “Thank Our Teachers”. The final teacher graphic (not the one shown below) will be distributed Monday and LCDP members will be asked to get it out to the community.

The LCDC (essentially the board of directors for the LCDP) also formalized subcommittees on Education, Environment, Public Relations, and Finance. Please come, get involved on one of these subcommittees and make a difference in our community.

And the LCDC approved a new resolution; a press release on that will go out Monday.

When: 6PM Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Where: Mama Junes Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

Event: facebook

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Implement the local platform projects: Monthly Meeting 2017-03-06

LCDP March Monthly Meeting: we will be working on the two topics we identified last month, Public Transportation and Education. Plan on coming and helping to make our community a place that benefits everyone. facilitated by LCDP Chairman JD Rice.

When: 6PM Monday, March 6th, 2017

Where: Mama Junes Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

Event: facebook

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Open House, Transportation, VLMPO 2015-07-22

Pick any time Wednesday July 22nd to learn and comment on 300x224 ?, Tom Hochschild, Viviann Cody, Corey Hull, Tim Carroll, in 2040 Transportation Plan, VLMPO, by Tom Hochschild, for LowndesDems.org, 15 July 2015 transportation for Valdosta, Lowndes County, and the Valdosta Metro area. LCDP Chair Tom Hochschild went to the last one.

Public transportation was a major topic at three meetings this year of the Lowndes County Democratic Party, including one dedicated to it. LCDP adopted a Transportation Resolution 1 June 2015.

This chart from the previous VLMPO Open House lays out how roads and bridges are subsidies, and public transportation reduces Continue reading

Transportation Resolution –LCDP 2015-06-01

Transportation is about economy, environment, budgets, busses, trains, cars, bicycles, and pedestrians, development, and conservation. 300x232 Thoroughfare Plan Map Lowndes County [2003], in Community Agenda, by Greater Lowndes, for LowndesDems.org, 1 October 2006 After public transportation was an increasing topic of discussion at three Lowndes County Democratic Party meetings, including one dedicated to the subject, the Lowndes County Democratic Committee adopted this Transportation Resolution June 1st 2015. (PDF)

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help with this public policy work that helps elect Democrats!

And don’t forget the Annual LCDP BBQ with candidates for city office, DPG Chairman Dubose Porter, and live music by local band Backstreet Blazers, 6PM July 7th 2015 at Mathis Auditorium.

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Transportation took off at LCDP May Meeting 2015-05-04

Update 2015-07-03: LCDC Transportation Resolution, plus links to previous meetings.

After the potluck, the audience pitched in with very lively discussion (Why do we have bus stops but no buses? Every road is also a subsidy!) with the panelists at the May LCDP meeting:

  • John Gayle, (Mayor, Valdosta)
  • Demarcus Marshall (Lowndes County Commissioner District 4)
  • Jim Galloway, (Executive Director, Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority)
  • Corey Hull, (Transportation Planner, Valdosta-Lowndes MPO)

Valdosta City Council Tim Carroll and Lowndes County Commissioner Joyce Evans were also in the room.

Please also like the Facebook Page for “Public Transportation in Valdosta, Lowndes Georgia”: https://www.facebook.com/PublicTransportationForValdosta. As WCTV said in its coverage of this meeting: “Public transportation, or the lack-there-of, has been a hot-button issue in Valdosta for many years.” This is hardly the first time LCDP has discussed transportation. In addition to the previous two monthly meetings (“Supporting Local Business” and “City Matters”), see for example Corey Hull’s presentation of August 2014.

At the end of the May meeting Jim Parker announced he was running for Valdosta City Council At Large with transportation as one of his main issues.

Come hear all candidates for municipal elections at the LCDP BBQ 6PM July 7th at Mathis Auditorium. Local elected officials affect us all most directly, as Dr. Dennis Marks, LCDP Vice Chair for Elections, reminded us, And DuBose Porter, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia will be there, plus fine BBQ (both meat and vegetarian) and the traditional political quiz by Dr. LaPlant, and plus live music by a local band. You can reserve now! If you can’t come to the BBQ, you can still Continue reading

WCTV on Transportation Meeting @ LCDP 2015-05-04

WCTV covered tonight’s LCDP meeting without ever saying it was an LCDP meeting, but they did make clear it’s an issue of widespread concern.

Winnie Wright, WCTV, 4 May 2015, All Sides Weigh In At Public Transportation Meeting In Valdosta,

Valdosta, GA—Public transportation, or the lack-there-of, has been a hot-button issue in Valdosta for many years.

Back in 2009, the City Council voted against a public transportation proposal, however that, was during the height of the recession.

Now that things are back on track, residents say, they want a public bus system proposal back on the table.

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Videos: City Matters @ LCDP 2015-04-06

Transportation, sewer, safety, and police cameras: all at last month’s Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting, in these videos. Plus a report on the Cash Mob at Stan’s Grocery: new customers brought in, 300 pounds of food donated to the food bank, and coverage by both TV stations.

See the special crime report: the real situation is not what you would think from TV.

Transportation was so popular a topic both in April and at the March meeting, it’s the main theme of the Monday May 4th meeting tomorrow.

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Transportation Meeting Monday 2015-05-04

300x205 Bus, in Lowndes County Public Transportation?, by John S. Quarterman, for LowndesDems.org, 4 May 2015 During our past two monthly meetings (“Supporting Local Business” and “City Matters”), the conversation kept steering toward the need for improved transportation. In response, committee members have put together a meeting solely on the issue of “Transportation.” If you have any questions or concerns about transportation in Valdosta or Lowndes County, you do not want to miss this meeting.

Our meeting location is the Lowndes County Board of Elections office at 2808 North Oak Street from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. We would appreciate if you could bring a dish, but you do not need to bring food to join in.

Meeting Topic: “Transportation”, Facebook event.

Guest Speakers:

  • John Gayle, (Mayor, Valdosta)
  • Bill Slaughter, (Chairman, Lowndes County Commission)
  • Jim Galloway, (Executive Director, Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority)
  • Corey Hull, (Transportation Planner, Valdosta-Lowndes MPO)

Please also like our Facebook Page for “Public Transportation in Valdosta, Lowndes Georgia”: https://www.facebook.com/PublicTransportationForValdosta

Membership Dues and Donations

LCDP could use a new computer, and the monthly rent is always due for our headquarters on Slater Street in Valdosta. Please consider making a donation, or paying membership fees for yourself or someone else. Dues are $25 for an individual, $40 for a family, and $15 for students, military, and seniors. These dues are used solely to get Democrats elected to office, and are vital to the efforts of the LCDP. You may donate or pay your dues online at: http://www.lowndesdems.org/?s=membership

Thank you for all that you do.

Tom Hochschild, Chair
Lowndes County Democratic Party