DecaturMetro: For many years, Decatur had a sort of gentleman’s agreement with its residents regarding Saturday street parking.
If you had been around long enough, you discovered that the PALS – who write the city’s parking tickets – didn’t work on Saturdays, so while all official Decatur documentation about metered parking said that you needed to pump coins (and more recently credit cards) into the meters on Saturday, those “in the know” could save some cash on Saturdays. [READ MORE]
DHCA : Last year, the DHCA was invited to comment on the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative, a light rail project planned by MARTA and the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association. MARTA sought community opinion about the project. The association’s transportation committee recently submitted feedback: DHCA Feedback on Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative.
For more information about the project, please follow the additional links.
first mtg is tonight: 6pm - 8pm / Westminister Presbyterian Church / 1438 Sheridan Rd, NE
The Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative is MARTA's proposed light rail line linking the Lindbergh and Avondale Stations. It will provide rail service to one of the region's most congested areas - and biggest job centers - serving Emory University & Hospital, CDC, Children's Heatlhcare, and VA Hospital. [READ MORE]
From Laura Douglas-Brown in the Emory Report: "Two public meetings set for early December are among the next steps in a multi-year effort to bring light rail transit to the Clifton corridor, including stops convenient to the Emory campus, Emory University Hospital and the CDC...." [Read more.]
From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC agenda; MARTA repairs and temporary schedule adjustments.
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.