From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: In an effort to transform MARTA for future growth in the Atlanta region, the Authority is in the midst of investigating ways to improve access to bus, rail and Mobility (paratransit) services. Dubbed the Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA), this initiative involves feedback from employees, current customers and the general public. Please take a moment to complete a short online survey on what improvements you’d like to see in MARTA’s rail and bus service.
From Bike Emory: " The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners has adopted aComplete Streets Policy as a part of its new Comprehensive Transportation plan. What does this mean for bicyclists? Simply put, DeKalb now has a policy stating that “all roadway projects, both new construction and retrofit/reconstruction projects, consi
From the Atlanta Regional Commission: "[T]he Atlanta Regional Commission ... would like to give commuters the opportunity to share their feedback on the Atlanta Transportation Regional Plan 2040. This survey serves as a tool to learn what issues commuters think are most important in their regions. You participation is encouraged as this step weighs heavily on the planning process of the Regional Plan.
From the interim CEO's office: The DeKalb County Transportation Plan is Intended to Identify Goals, Needs, and Priorities for the Transportation System. The public is invited to review the draft Comprehensive Transportation Plan and to submit comments during the 30 day comment period which ends on May 9, 2014. Click here to access the draft plan or visit http://www.dekalbtransportationplan2014.com. Physical copies of the document can also be reviewed at the following locations:
From the Decatur Minute: The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is hosting a new style of informational gathering here in Decatur on Saturday, January 11 from 3 – 5 p.m. They will transform the vacant storefront under Eddie’s Attic at 515 N. McDonough St. into a come-and-go community meeting. The topic is the latest update to the $61 billion Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), metro Atlanta’s framework for mobility and prosperity. ARC invites the community to come learn about transportation choices, ask questions and give them some critical input about how to make these kinds of important meetings more fun, informative and engaging.
From the county Transportation Plan website: November Online Public Meeting Documents. Please download the online presentation slides, project maps, and project list to see what is being proposed. After reviewing the material, please use the survey link to tell us your preferences!
From the county CEO's office: 2014 Transportation Plan Community Meetings. You told us what we could do to improve transportation in DeKalb and we listened! Now we need your input on some draft solutions. Please join us at one of the community workshops, at the DeKalb Neighborhood Summit or participate in an interactive online meeting to learn more about the plan and to share your ideas.
From the Reporter Newspaper: "Southern Airways formally announced today via a press release that it will begin regularly scheduled flights to six regional cities from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. Flights will begin Sept. 9 offering nonstop service to Destin, Panama City Beach, Memphis, Birmingham and Oxford, Miss.
From the Atlanta Business Chronicle : "Bankrate.com ranked the states by the total annual average cost of repairs, taxes/fees, gas and insurance. The Peach State had the highest average cost at $4,233, compared with the national average of $3,201. ... " [Read more.]
From Bike Emory and the Office of Sustainability: Would you like to ride a bicycle to Emory but feel unsure of where to ride or how to do so safely and confidently? Do you wish you knew more about the rules to follow, how to avoid crashes, and what to do in case of a flat tire? Do you want to gain enough knowledge to teach your children to ride carefully and wisely on their own?
If yes, then consider registering for a Confident City Cycling class at Emory. All classes are led by certified instructors from our friends at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.