Hartsfield-Jackson Remains Number One Airport

April 24, 2012

According to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s Website:

For the 14th consecutive year, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has earned the title of world’s busiest airport.  Preliminary data indicate that passenger traffic increased by more than 3.5 percent from 2010 to 2011, making 2011 the busiest year ever for the Airport.  The 2011 total of 92.39 million passengers is 2.6 percent higher than the previous record of 90 million passengers, set in 2008.

“We’re growing faster than the North American average, which is no easy feat during these tough economic times,” Aviation General Manager Louis Miller said.  “With the opening of the international terminal this spring, we’re looking forward to continued growth this year and beyond.”

To view the full traffic report, go to www.atlanta-airport.com/Airport/ATL/operation_statistics.aspx.

Feedback Needed for ARC Community Engagement Plan

April 11, 2012

What is the best way for you to communicate with ARC about regional and local issues?  Have a look at this brief survey where you can share your recommendations through April 30, 2012. Your input will help shape ARC’s Regional Community Engagement Plan. Thanks for your input!

ARC Moves Ahead with Effort to Create Regional Transit Governance System

April 5, 2012

According to the Saporta Report

The Atlanta Regional Commission on Wednesday took a formal step toward determining if it can create a transit governance system to serve the region until the Legislature creates one of its liking.  The ARC board voted unanimously Wednesday to seek proposals from law firms to determine the boundaries of the ARC’s authority to oversee regional transit.  Legislation on the issue that was proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal’s Transit Governance Task Force failed in the 2012 session.

The ARC’s vote affirms a request for action from its Regional Transit Committee, which the ARC describes as a policy committee focused on transit planning, funding and governance.  Specifically, the RTC sought a “request for proposal regarding legal review of regional transit collaboration options.”

RTC members have been working since 2010 to craft a workable structure that would knit together the region’s transit systems.  They have issued a raft of recommendations, but only some of them were included in legislation submitted in February by the governor’s transit task force.

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GDOT Soliciting Online Feedback for Georgia 400 Express Lanes Study

April 2, 2012

GDOT has put together a virtual Public Information Open House (PIOH) page for anyone who was unable to attend the recently held PIOH meetings for the Georgia 400 Express Lanes study. The site includes all of the meeting materials presented at the earlier meetings as well as a fully narrated presentation. A survey and contact information is provided to give the public the opportunity to provide thoughts and feedback. Visit GDOT’s public involvement webpage for the project to view the PIOH.