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.
From superivising engineer Patrece G. Keeter via commissioner Larry Johnson: Please note the proposed times and dates for the next round of public meetings related to the Comprehensive Transportation Plan. Every effort has been made to rotate these meetings around the County- with all proposed locations being accessible to transit. The attached maps shows the locations where the first round of meetings (February meetings- blue dots), the second round of meetings (April Meetings- red dots) and the proposed final round of meetings (green dots).
For our cyclists and alternative transportation advocates from Fred Boykin (Bicycle South owner and City of Decatur commissioner): Last year, Georgia Bikes worked closely with GDOT and other organizations to develop a nationally recognized statewide "Complete Streets" policy. This new guidance ensures that all future roadway projects in Georgia that are funded with state or federal dollars must address the safety needs of all road users, including pedestrians and people who bike!
Fom the CEO's office: 2/9 at Maloof Center Auditorium, Decatur. "We need your help in updating the Dekalb County Transportation Plan."
From Saporta Report: "DeKalb County voters may get another shot at a transportation sales tax. DeKalb intends to ask the General Assembly in 2013 to approve a local option sales tax for an array of transportation purposes including congestion relief, according to the budget proposal released Friday by DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis...." [