Mass transit bill clears Georgia House

The House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that could pave the way for state funding of mass transit in Georgia.

House Bill 160 would create the Georgia Commission on Transit Governance and Funding, which would spend the rest of this year studying mass transit governance and funding.

Georgia remains one of the few states that provides no regular funding for mass transit. But HB 160 could clear the way for such funding.

The bill passed the House by a vote of 166 to 1. The Senate is considering a similar bill, Senate Bill 6.