Workshop Invites Public to Help Develop a Vision for the Downtown Connector

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 or call 404-522-3344.

(For more great pictures of Atlanta’s past, please visit the Atlanta Time Machine)

Registration Ends TODAY for Online TIGER Grant Workshop

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 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: 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 »

2011 Safe Routes to School Grants Awarded

July 5, 2011
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federally-funded, national program to reduce congestion, improve safety and promote the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school. With the support of parents, schools, community members and governments, the program evaluates school-area environments; conducts activities; and funds projects that improve safety and reduce traffic and air pollution in the surrounding community – making walking and bicycling to school a safer and more appealing transportation option.

The State Transportation Board determines policy and exercises general governance of Georgia’s Department of Transportation. The Board’s 13 members, representing each of the state’s congressional districts, serve staggered, five-year terms. Board members are elected by those state senators and representatives whose legislative districts fall within all or part of the relevant congressional district. Read the rest of this entry »