DECATUR – DeKalb County will host four public information meetings for DeKalb residents and businesses to provide input into the preparation of a financially-unconstrained transportation projects list, which must be submitted to the Georgia DOT and Atlanta Regional Commission by March 30, 2011.
Meeting times/locations are as follows:
- Tuesday, March 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Miller Grove High School, 2645 DeKalb Medical Parkway, Lithonia, GA 30058
- Wednesday, March 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Columbia High School, 2106 Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30032
- Monday, March 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tucker High School, 5036 LaVista Rd., Tucker, GA 30084
- Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Chamblee High School, 3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341
The Georgia Legislature enacted the Transportation Investment Act in 2010, which provides for a regional referendum in 2012 for consideration of a regional sales tax to fund transportation projects, including transit, roadway, safety, bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Each city and county has until March 30, 2011, to submit proposed projects for consideration to the GDOT Planning Director and the Regional Roundtable of city and county leaders. From this list, Roundtable members will construct a financially-constrained project list that will be recommended for the 2012 Referendum.
DeKalb County is coordinating with MARTA, GDOT, ARC and DeKalb County municipalities to identify existing transportation plans, Livable Communities Initiative plans, bike/pedestrian plans and other plans which could provide potential projects to submit for consideration in this process. These four public information meetings will be important opportunities for DeKalb residents and businesses to ensure that all ideas are considered.