Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul traveled to the White House in Washington Jan. 24 as one of several mayors around the country who met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and senior members of Trump’s administration to talk about federal transportation aid for their cities.

“We got some good news from the (U.S.) Department of Transportation,” Paul said in a video posted to the city’s Facebook page. “They are working on a plan to reduce the approval process for road and other infrastructure projects from 10 years to two years, which would be a huge savings to taxpayers and allow us to get projects moving much more quickly and so that we have a much better impact on congestion, (improve) mobility and improve the quality of life for the folks in Sandy Springs.

"So it was a very good meeting today. I was excited about what I heard, and I felt like it was a good dialogue between the mayors who came and the senior officials within the administration to talk about some key issues we face in local government.”

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