A draft master plan for the Medline LCI study area is now complete and will be unveiled to the public at an open house scheduled for Thursday, June 5th at the International Community School(2418 Wood Trail Lane, Decatur GA 30033) from 6:00 to 8:00PM. Come join project staff to review plan materials, ask questions and take a bike tour of the study area. Food trucks will be on site so don’t worry about missing dinner! For more information, visit the study website or contact Jen Price at 404.377.9147
While the possible benefits of increased safety, decreased stress and increased productivity for motorists are pretty exciting, self-navigating vehicles could prove especially transformational to human services transportation providers. These essential services provide low income, disabled and elderly residents access to jobs and service providers, though at a steep cost. Due to lower passenger volumes and longer travel distances, these services tend to have much lower farebox recovery ratios than conventional fixed route transit services. Automation could possibly lower labor costs, which could lead to service expansion and allow caretakers to focus more on their passengers rather than traffic.
Find out more about Google’s self-driving car project here.
Next week Fulton County transportation division staff will hold a series of meetings to discuss the recently completed South Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP). This ARC-funded effort outlines planned transportation improvements in South Fulton across a 20-year horizon. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the plan and solicit feedback from the public to help prioritize the short-term project recommendations as the county moves to implement the plan.
Meeting Locations (Both meetings will take place from 6:30 to 8:30PM)
Monday, May 19th – Burdett Gymnasium (Multipurpose Room)
Thursday, May 22nd – Southwest Arts Center
The information gleaned from these community sessions will be used as feedback for staff to help prioritize future funding opportunities. If you can’t make it to one of these meetings, feel free to offer feedback through this online survey or by directly contacting Antonio Valenzuela at 404-612-0520 or Antonio.Valenzuela@fultoncountyga.gov
MARTA will hold a series of public hearings on the proposed 2015 budget on May 13th, 14th and 15th at various locations throughout the MARTA service area. The public is invited to attend and offer feedback at one of five meetings, listed below:
Tuesday, May 13th
Atlanta City Hall (7:00PM)
Decatur Recreation Center (7:00PM)
Wednesday, May 14th
MARTA Headquarters (3:00PM)
Thursday, May 15th
College Park Public Safety Annex
North Springs United Methodist Church
Do you ride MARTA? Researchers at Georgia Tech are looking for participants for a study about technologies used by MARTA riders and their potential impact on transit ridership. To participate in the study, fill out this short, online survey between now and May 12th.
As compensation for completing the survey, you will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. Instructions to receive the gift card are on the last page of the survey. The survey only takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. Survey questions will inquire upon:
- Your use of the MARTA bus and rail system
- Your use of smartphones apps related to MARTA
- Information about you, for example, your age and ethnicity
- Your Breeze Card number, a 16-digit number on the back of your Breeze Card fare media. This number is anonymous and not linked to any personal information.