Douglasville Breaks Ground on Downtown Improvements

October 18, 2011

The City of Douglasville held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the O’Neal Plaza East project on Monday, October 10, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. Mayor Mickey Thompson, City Council members, City Manager Bill Osborne, Project Managers Bron Cleveland Associates, Inc., the design team Rosser International, Inc., the contractor Johnson Landscapes, Inc., and City Staff were among the attendees. The project will enhance the downtown core by creating a pedestrian way utilizing alleys located inside of the historic downtown’s most central commercial block of properties.  This plaza, interior to that block, will become a broad, pedestrian friendly plaza with outdoor seating and outdoor dining; an attractive pedestrian courtyard servicing the rear entrances of the businesses fronting on busy streets.


Local, State Agencies Shine at Annual ITS Georgia Meeting

October 17, 2011

Dekalb and Fulton County, the City of Johns Creek and the State Road & Tollway Authority all received awards for their utilization of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) at this year’s ITS Georgia Annual Meeting and Exposition. ITS improves transportation safety and mobility and enhances productivity through the integration of advanced communications technologies into the transportation infrastructure and in vehicles. Check below the jump for the full details of each award.

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4th Quarter 2011 TIP Administrative Modifications Due

October 12, 2011

The  4th Quarter 2011 TIP Administrative Modifications of the FY 2012-2017 TIP are due on October 28th and will be processed on November 18th.  Requests should be submitted via PlanIt, ARC’s new web-based project database application, by the due date. For more information on administrative modification criteria and future due dates, visit http://www.atlantaregional.com/tip. For questions, contact Jean Hee Park at 404-463-3282 or jpark@atlantaregional.com.


Reminder: Regional Roundtable Meeting Scheduled for October 6th

October 5, 2011

With only two more meetings of the Atlanta Regional Roundtable left, the clock is ticking for Roundtable members to develop a final list of transportation investments before the October 15th deadline mandated by the Transportation Investment Act of 2010. At the October 6th meeting, Roundtable members will begin to consider the list of amendments offered by project sponsors to the current draft investment list, shown below:

  1. (Sep. 26)   Amendment 01 (PDF) – Hood Avenue and Duff Parkway – Proposed by Fayette County Chairman Herb Frady; seconded by Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele; approved at September 28, 2011 meeting and will be incorporated into Final Investment List to be considered on October 13, 2011.
  2. (Sep. 26)  Amendment 02 (PDF) – Commuter Rail – Proposed by Clayton County Chairman Eldrin Bell; seconded by Union City Mayor Ralph Moore; tabled at request of Chairman Bell at September 28, 2011 meeting.
  3. (Sep. 30)  Amendment 03 (PDF) – Parker Road and Northwest Corridor Transit – Proposed by Rockdale County Chairman Richard Oden; seconded by Conyers Mayor Randy Mills; to be considered at October 6, 2011 meeting.
  4. (Sep. 30)  Amendment 04 (PDF) – Sigman Road and Northwest Corridor Transit – Proposed by Rockdale County Chairman Richard Oden; seconded by Conyers Mayor Randy Mills; to be considered at October 6, 2011 meeting.
  5. (Sep. 30)  Amendment 05 (PDF) – Northwest Corridor and Multiple Cobb Projects – Proposed by Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee; seconded by Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews; to be considered at October 6, 2011 meeting.
  6. (Sep. 30)  Amendment 06 (PDF) – Commuter Rail and Multiple Clayton Projects – Proposed by Clayton County Chairman Eldrin Bell; seconded by Lake City Mayor Willie Oswalt; to be considered at October 6, 2011 meeting.
  7. (Sep. 30)  Amendment 07 (PDF) – I-20 East Transit and SR 400 – Proposed by DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis; seconded by Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd; to be considered at October 6, 2011 meeting.
  8. (Sep. 30)  Amendment 08 (PDF) – Camp Creek at Butner– Proposed by Fulton County Chairman John Eaves; seconded by Union City Mayor Ralph Moore; to be considered at October 6, 2011 meeting.
  9. (Sep. 30)  Amendment 09 (PDF) – Douglas – Xpress and Other Regional Projects – Proposed by Douglas County Chairman Tom Worthan; seconded by Henry County Chairwoman B.J. Mathis; to be considered at October 6, 2011 meeting.
  10. (Sep. 30)  Amendment 10 (PDF) – Xpress and Other Regional Projects – Proposed by Henry County Chairwoman B.J. Mathis; seconded by Cherokee County Chairman Buzz Ahrens; to be considered at October 6, 2011 meeting.
  11. (Sep. 30)  Amendment 11 (PDF) – SR 400 and Hammond – Proposed by Union City Mayor Ralph Moore; seconded by Fulton County Chairman John Eaves; to be considered at October 6, 2011 meeting.
At its September 16, 2011 meeting, the Roundtable approved a process for submitting and considering amendments to the investment list. Each amendment motion must be submitted in writing by a Roundtable member, with another member identified as a second to the amendment. Each amendment will be considered and voted upon separately.
Thursday’s meeting will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Atlanta Regional Commission Amphitheater. For more information about the Atlanta Regional Roundtable and the Transportation Investment Act, visit AtlantaRegionalRoundtable.com

Final Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative Open House Announced

October 5, 2011

The Clifton Corridor Alternatives Analysis involves investigating the need for high-capacity transit connections between the Lindbergh Center area in north-central Atlanta to the Clifton Road employment centers and the City of Decatur in west-central DeKalb County. The Clifton Corridor includes some of the largest activity centers in metro Atlanta without convenient access to the interstate system or MARTA rail connections. These conditions have created high levels of traffic congestion on a severely limited network of roadways. The corridor is home to a number of well established residential communities and several major employers such as Emory University, Emory Healthcare, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Veterans Administration Medical Center & Regional Offices, and the DeKalb Medical Center.

The final public open house for this effort will be held at the Silver Bell Pavilion at the Emory Conference Center Hotel on October 25th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. A formal presentation will begin at 6 PM. For more information, visit MARTA’s Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative homepage or Facebook page.