Clean Air Campaign Recognizes and Rewards Coweta Green Commuters

June 21, 2013

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Representatives from the Clean Air Campaign were on hand yesterday in Coweta County to honor green commuters and encourage others to give commute alternatives a try.

“This was a very successful event,” according to Kate Wilson, Employer Program manager with The Clean Air Campaign. “I know a lot of people started thinking about carpooling and biking for the first time, and that’s one thing we really want to do – just plant the seed at first and let them think about it.” In all, 15 carpoolers, two bicyclists and one transit rider were recorded and received prizes for doing their part to increase air quality and decrease traffic congestion.

Learn more about commute altneratives and supporting incentives for them at GeorgiaCommuteOptions.com


Public Hearings Scheduled for I-20 East Transit Study

June 19, 2013

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Work continues on the I-20 East Transit Initiative study, which has been covered in previous Spotlight posts. Incorporating feedback from the stakeholders and the public, staff have identified a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for transit capital improvements within the I-20 East corridor. The LPA outlines an extension MARTA service in DeKalb County via a heavy rail extension of the blue line from its existing eastern terminus at Indian Creek Station to the Mall at Stonecrest as well as new bus rapid transit service in the I-20 East corridor between Wesley Chapel Road and Downtown Atlanta. The study is now in the environmental phase, which will evaluate the potential benefits and impacts of the the LPA.

MARTA is holding a series of open house meetings on the I-20 study, in which the public will have a chance to learn more about the proposed project.

Monday, June 24
6‐7 PM: Open House
7‐8 PM: Presentation & Q/A
City of Atlanta
Old Council Chambers
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Tuesday, June 25
6‐7 PM: Open House
7‐8 PM: Presentation & Q/A
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts
& Community Center
3181 Rainbow Drive
Decatur, GA 30034

Thursday, June 27
6‐7 PM: Open House
7‐8 PM: Presentation & Q/A
Lou Walker Senior Center
2538 Panola Road
Lithonia, GA 30058

For the latest on this ongoing study, visit the project website at itsmarta.com/i20-east-corr.aspx


Dump the Pump to Save Money & Win Prizes

June 13, 2013

National Dump the Pump week is right around the corner and Georgia Commute Options, MARTA and their partners want YOU to save money, time and stress by giving alternatives to solo driving a try. Head over to Georgia Commute Options and take an online pledge to ride transit between June 17th and 21st.  You could win one of five Amazon $10 gift cards which will be given away in a random drawing each day during Dump the Pump week.

Looking for something more interactive? No problem, MARTA has you covered. The transit agency is sponsoring a Dump the Pump Dash scavenger hunt on Saturday, June 15th from Noon – 4:30 pm starting at the Five Points MARTA Station. Working in teams, participants will have 3 1/2 hours to decipher riddles, find items, and take photos in and around the MARTA service area. Prizes for the top teams include iPad Minis and solar powered charging accessories.

In addition to transit, Dump the Pump week is a great time to explore vanpooling, cycling, walking or telecommuting to see if these options work for you. See GeorgiaCommuteOptions.com for more information.


ARC Needs Your Feedback!

June 12, 2013

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ARC and the Civic League for Regional Atlanta want to know how you prefer to engage with us regarding regional issues. ARC needs your feedback to improve the agency’s outreach strategy as work begins on an update to the regional transportation plan. Click here to complete a short, five-minute survey to help us learn how we can reach you by the most convenient and relevant means possible.


Study to Examine Stonecrest Mall Area

June 4, 2013

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DeKalb County is kicking off the Stonecrest Mall Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study this Saturday with an interactive charette and open house session.  This LCI will ultimately identify potential improvements to the study area’s transportation network and future land use patterns in order to improve the quality of life for residents, employees and visitors of this important activity center. The ongoing I-20 corridor transportation study, recent growth in the area and proximity to treasured natural resources add to the importance and timeliness of this effort. Meeting attendees will have the chance to work alongside planners to elaborate their ideas and vision for the study area through interactive charettes. Informational open house sessions are also scheduled.

Stonecrest LCI Charette and Open House

Saturday, June 8th

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM :: Charrette #1
1:00 – 2:00 PM :: Open House
2:30 – 3:30 PM :: Charrette #2
4:00 – 5:00 PM :: Open House

The Mall at Stonecrest – Lower Level of Macy’s Court
2929 Turner Hill Road – Lithonia 30038

More information can be found at the Stonecrest LCI website: sites.google.com/site/stonecrestlci/home