Ridgewalk Parkway Interchange in Cherokee County Open to Traffic

November 29, 2012

Courtesy of Canton-GA.patch.com

Georgia’s newest interstate highway interchange opened recently at I-575 and Ridgewalk Parkway.  The construction of the interchange, located in the City of Woodstock in Cherokee County, was completed on budget and little over a month ahead of schedule.  A ribbon cutting ceremony for the project was canceled due to weather. Details will be provided in a future TSPOT post once a new date has been confirmed.

“I am proud that through our working relationship with the city of Woodstock, and other local and state officials that we could help another Georgia community meet its transportation needs,” said Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Keith Golden in a recent press release. “This new interchange will improve access to I-575 in that area of Cherokee County, as it continues to grow and develop; enhance the mobility of Cherokee County’s residents; and contribute to these residents’ quality of life,” Golden added.

The new interchange project provides area residents with improved access to Interstate 575. The scope of the project is extensive, as it replaced the existing bridge over I-575, realigned Old Rope Mill Road to intersect with Ridgewalk Parkway and  constructed auxiliary lanes between the new interchange and the existing Towne Lake Interchange one mile to the south.

The interchange will address traffic congestion and support development in the immediate area.

ARC Recognized for Improving Mobility and Access in DeKalb County

November 21, 2012

CPACS ribbon-cutting ceremony for new JARC funded shuttle

Following up on an earlier post, the Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) recently presented the Atlanta Regional Commission with a Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding contributions to improving mobility and access for Georgia Immigrants and Refugees in DeKalb County.

CPACS is the sub recipient of FY 2008 and 2010 Federal Transit Administration Job Access and Reverse Commute grant funding administered by ARC. These awards were for the development and implementation of an employment transportation and mobility project in the Clarkston Community.

CPACS currently owns and operates two 14-passenger express shuttles used to connect the Asian and Pacific Islander refugee and immigrant community in Clarkston, Georgia with employment opportunities, training, and education. The express shuttles also connect and increase mobility options particularly for the Bhutanese, Burmese, and Nepali communities in Clarkston, Georgia.

JARC Grant Funding Expands Mobility in Dekalb County

November 9, 2012
The Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch the CPACS Express, a bus line dedicated to the Clarkston Mobility Project, on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at 3510 Shallowford Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30341. CPACS is a private nonprofit located in Atlanta, Georgia whose mission is to promote self-sufficiency and equity for immigrants, refugees, and the underprivileged through comprehensive health and social services, capacity building, and advocacy.
CPACS will present its two, 14-passenger CPACS Express shuttle buses to the Asian & Pacific Islander (API) refugee and immigrant community and those who helped bring the project to fruition. The ceremony marks the inception of affordable transportation for the API refugee and immigrant community in Clarkston, Georgia.
CPACS Express also serves as an employment mobility project granted by the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Program and New Freedom Funds through the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to connect and increase mobility options for the Clarkston community in DeKalb County. CPACS will greatly increase mobility opportunities within the area particularly for the Bhutanese, Burmese, and Nepali communities.