Monthly Archives: March 2017

Public Meeting Recap: Northwest Roadway Construction Projects

On March 29, 2017, Renew Atlanta hosted an open house to discuss the Northwest Roadway Construction projects at Fire Station 28. These projects include 5th Street/James Drive, 6th Street, Main Street, Ford Street, Newman Place and Marktwo Place. Councilmembers Felicia Moore and Andre Dickens were in attendance.

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming To Atlanta

The autonomous vehicle industry may soon find a home in Atlanta. That’s because the city is one of three global cities chosen for the “Safer Roads Challenge.” That effort brings together manufacturing and tech companies with the common goal of making traffic safer. Part of that initiative is the implementation of self-driving cars.

Public Meeting Recap: Cascade Road/Avenue Corridor Project

On March 22, 2017, Renew Atlanta hosted a second public meeting to discuss the Cascade Road/Avenue Corridor project at Cascade United Methodist Church. Councilmembers Keisha Lance-Bottoms, Kwanza Hall, C.T, Martin, Andre Dickens, Cleta Winslow and Michael Julian Bond were among the approximately 120 people in attendance.

At 2-year mark, Renew Atlanta quietly making progress

Nearly two years to the day the city of Atlanta’s 20-year, $252 infrastructure bond was approved by voters, it is quietly making significant progress. The bond, also known as Renew Atlanta, was overwhelmingly approved via a voter referendum March 17, 2015, split into two questions. Question 1 asked residents to grant nearly $188 million for transportation… Read more

Governor, mayor say bipartisanship good for business

Using the success of a $1 billion annual transportation funding bill as an example, Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed recently gave advice for U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue to take back to the Beltway.

Public Meeting Recap: Monroe/Boulevard Complete Street Project

On February 28, 2017, Renew Atlanta hosted a second public meeting to discuss the Monroe Drive/Boulevard Complete Street project at Big Bethel AME Church. Councilmembers Alex Wan, Kwanza Hall and Mary Norwood were among the approximately 300 people in attendance.