North Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan Approved

November 8, 2010

It can sometimes be difficult to get two municipalities to agree on where a road should go, how wide it should be and who should pay for it. Imagine the celebration in city halls across north Fulton County when the Alpharetta City Council became the sixth and final council to approve, unanimously, the Transportation Resource Implementation Program (TRIP) on Monday.

Representatives of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs, with help from the Atlanta Regional Commission and transportation consultants, have been working on TRIP, a regional transportation plan, for more than a year, sometimes putting aside what might be best for their individual cities in exchange for a project that benefits everyone in the North Fulton area.

“It’s good to see all the North Fulton cities looking beyond their boundaries and taking a holistic approach to the problems and the solutions,” said Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker, who represents all six cities on the ARC board. “Traffic congestion doesn’t recognize borders, and it doesn’t make sense for each city to try to tackle transportation issues without regard to what neighboring cities might be doing or not doing. This is a common sense way to address a problem that plagues us all.” Read the rest of this entry »

ARC and the Civic League to Hold Neighborhood Forum on Plan 2040

November 5, 2010

The Civic League for Regional Atlanta and the Atlanta Regional Commission are inviting residents of Gwinnett, North Fulton and North DeKalb counties to contribute their ideas and opinions to PLAN 2040, the Atlanta region’s developing plan for accommodating economic and population growth over the next 30 years. Neighborhood Forums are free and open to the public, and they are intended to solicit feedback on an issue in the public interest. Everyone will have a chance to speak and be heard, questions are encouraged, and participants provide planners and policymakers with valuable ideas and insights

Join us next Tuesday, November 9, from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church (5575 Peachtree Parkway in Norcross) and make your voice heard! The Forum is free, but space is limited. Please register by November 5, on our website or by calling 404-413-0331.

Atlanta-Chattanooga High Speed Ground Transportation Study Meetings Announced

November 4, 2010

The Atlanta-Chattanooga High Speed Ground Transportation Study, sponsored by Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in cooperation with the federal, state and local transportation agencies
within Georgia and Tennessee, is designed to explore and compare a wide range of high speed transportation options to improve travel between Atlanta and Chattanooga.

You are invited to attend a public information meeting to better understand the travel opportunities for the corridor and provide your opinion on the potential high speed transit alternatives to connect Atlanta to Chattanooga. With your help, GDOT and its partners hope to create a long-term plan that will increase travel choices and access in this critical part of the Southeast region. Please make an effort to attend one of the three meetings planned in November.

Chattanooga, TN
Thursday, November 4
Regional Planning Agency
1250 Market Street Chattanooga, TN 37402
First Floor, Room 1A 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dalton, GA
Monday, November 8
Dalton State College
650 College Drive Dalton, GA 30720
James Brown Center,Room 1056:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, November 9
St. Mark United Methodist Church
781 Peachtree St., NE Atlanta, GA 30308
Fellowship Hall 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Can’t attend a meeting? Submit a comment online here.