Healthier Places Through Investment and Preservation

April 30, 2010

A few days ago the CDC released their recommendations for improving public health through transportation policy. The recommendations bolster both past and ongoing research that connects walkable communities and investments non-motorized transportation facilities to improved public health. Read the rest of this entry »

Key Intersection to Reopen in North Fulton

April 30, 2010

The City of Roswell is pleased to announce the imminent opening of the northern quadrant of the Westside Parkway/Old Roswell Road at Mansell Road intersection.  This vital connection between Alpharetta and Roswell paralleling SR 400 is expected to reopen to traffic on or before May 7.  Phase I of the project, the extension of Westside Parkway and a new bridge over Foe Killer Creek, opened to traffic last fall. Read the rest of this entry »

TIGER II Draft Rules Hit the Street

April 29, 2010

On Monday, April 26, the United States DOT released preliminary rules for “TIGER II” grants.  In urban areas such as metro Atlanta, applicants may request from $10 million to $200 million for transportation projects that “have a significant impact on desirable long-term impacts for the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.”  Unlike the original TIGER program, a minimum 20% financial match is required from applicants. Read the rest of this entry »

Regional Transportation Sales Tax Measure Moves Forward

April 29, 2010

ARC thanks all those who helped support the Georgia General Assembly in approving an historic transportation funding bill Wednesday night by overwhelming margins.  The bill now goes to Governor Perdue for approval. Read the rest of this entry »

Dekalb Approves Improvements to Emory Village

April 16, 2010

Pending GDOT approval, big changes are in store for Emory Village. This historic commercial node is located near Emory University at the intersection of North Decatur and Oxford Roads in Dekalb CountyRead the rest of this entry »