July 20, 2011
Downtown Connector, 1950 (courtesy of Atlanta Time Machine)
Downtown and Midtown Atlanta both have been recognized for revitalization efforts over the past decade. Improving the I-75/I-85 corridor (the Downtown Connector) could be key to the area’s continued success. To further explore the issue, Central Atlanta Progress/ Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and the Midtown Alliance are leading an effort to develop a vision for the future of this vital transportation corridor. This Downtown Connector vision is intended to guide improvements to the landscape, infrastructure and architecture of I-75/I-85 through Downtown and Midtown Atlanta, resulting in an enhanced visual experience for travelers and an improved perception of Atlanta for both visitors and residents.
The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 26th, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:40 p.m. at the AT&T Conference Center (725 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308)
To confirm your attendance, please email Jennifer Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-522-3344.
(For more great pictures of Atlanta’s past, please visit the Atlanta Time Machine)
July 13, 2011
The TIGER Discretionary Grant Program is a multimodal, merit-based, discretionary grant program that is designed to provide support for innovative transportation projects of National, regional and local significance, including projects that may be left out of traditional transportation programs. The TIGER grant program has awarded $2.1 billion to 126 transportation projects in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. During the previous two rounds, the Department of Transportation received more than 2,500 applications requesting more than $79 billion for transportation projects across the country.
This free seminar will be held in the Atrium of the West Building of the USDOT Headquarters and simulcast via the web. Access to this webcast will be available through the Department’s website at www.dot.gov/tiger. There is no registration fee for this seminar, but advance registration is required to attend in person. To attend, please register via e-mail to the following address: TigerGrants@dot.gov. Registration will be available through Wednesday, July 13, 2011. If you require special accommodations, please contact us. Open captioning will be provided in the atrium and on the web. Read the rest of this entry »