4th Quarter 2010 TIP Administrative Modifications Due

October 28, 2010

The  4th Quarter 2010 Administrative Modifications of the FY 2008-2013 TIP are due on  November 19 and will be processed on December 10.  Submittals may be forwarded via email to Jean Hee Park at jpark@atlantaregional.com no later than COB November 19 . For more information on administrative modification criteria and future due dates, visit the FAQ page on our website or visit http://www.atlantaregional.com/tip.

ARC Selects Contractors to Conduct a Regional Household Travel Survey

October 28, 2010

Percentage of mode share for all trips (Source: 2002 Household Travel Survey)


The Atlanta Regional Commission has retained the services of  NuStats and Geostats to conduct a new regional travel survey to better understand the travel patterns of residents within the 20-county planning region. The core jurisdictions  in the study area are Clayton, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale and the City of Atlanta. Additional counties in the non-attainment area include Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Coweta, Forsyth, Hall, Newton, Paulding, Spalding and Walton. When complete, these surveys will help improve the accuracy of the regional travel demand model.

The key 2011 survey design elements are: Read the rest of this entry »

MARTA Kicks Off I-20 East Transit Planning Initiative

October 22, 2010

MARTA, in close coordination with DeKalb County, and in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration is undertaking the I-20 East Transit Initiative to study the need for transit improvements in the I-20 East corridor from Downtown Atlanta to the Mall at Stonecrest in eastern DeKalb County.  MARTA is inviting the public to attend upcoming public meetings within the corridor. Read the rest of this entry »

Bike/Ped News and Announcements

October 14, 2010

Secretary LaHood (above) addressed the first annual Georgia Bicycle Summit, sponsored by Georgia Bikes!. The inaugural summit was held October 9 in bike-friendly Savannah, Georgia. Presentations were given on the topics of bicycle advocacy, bicycle facility design and more. For a full list, click here.

In related news, don’t miss the upcoming  Streets Alive cyclovia, scheduled for Sunday, October 17 in Downtown Atlanta. Following up on July’s successful event, Streets Alive will close off several streets to automobile traffic, allowing folks to participate in a variety of activities…everything from bike riding to scavenger hunts and everything between.  For more information and an interactive map, please visit the Streets Alive homepage.

Study to Investigate Health Impacts of “Aerotropolis”

October 12, 2010

The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD), a research center of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture, is conducting a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on the brownfield remediation and redevelopment procedures at the site of a former Ford assembly plant (shown below).

Served by US 41/19 and I-75, the 122-acre site is located in Hapeville, Georgia, adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  It contained several brownfields: contaminated industrial sites that must be cleaned before the land can be repurposed.

The “Aerotropolis Atlanta” project is slated to have more than 6.5 million square feet of office, hotel, shopping and airport parking facilities, as well as a solar energy component. CQGRD will use the HIA to consider the range of potential benefits and impacts of redevelopment on surrounding communities, and to offer a series of practical measures to maximize the health benefits and make the Aerotropolis a catalyst for healthy, sustainable living.

A stakeholder engagement strategy will ensure that input from the affected community, the developers and local agencies is incorporated into the HIA findings. A final report is expected to be ready by June of 2011.

Aerotropolis Site Concept (Source: The Jacoby Group)