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In Case You Missed It: Prioritization & Rebaselining Public Engagement Round 1 Meetings

January 22-30, 2019, the City of Atlanta hosted public engagement meetings in support of its Renew Atlanta Bond/TSPLOST program prioritization and rebaselining efforts.

The meetings were held at four locations – one in each quadrant of the City. The purpose of these meetings was to inform the public about the program’s status, funding shortfalls, and to receive feedback for consideration in prioritizing the project list. The format for the public engagement meetings consisted of two parts: 1) a general overview was presented by the City’s Deputy COO, Joshua Williams, and Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST Interim General Manager, Michele Wynn; 2) small-group breakout sessions were held to provide constituents with a more detailed overview of the three proposed prioritization scenarios and delved deeper into the project list. Constituents also had the opportunity to ask questions, provide their scenario preferences, and leave comments for response and/or consideration. Throughout the public engagement meetings, Council President Moore and Council Members Westmoreland, Dickens, Farokhi, Ide, Shook, Matzigkeit, Hillis, Boone, Overstreet, and Sheperd attended one or more meetings.

Answers to all questions submitted during the meetings will be shared in a summary on the www.RenewAtlantaBond.com website under the Prioritization & Rebaselining tab in the coming weeks.

For those unable to attend the public engagement meetings, please find the presented materials and survey below:

We appreciate those that were able to attend the meetings and encourage feedback from everyone.

Posted: 2019/02/01 11:29:35 AM

In Case You Missed It: Northwest BeltLine Connector Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On November 16 , 2018, Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST along with the Path Foundation, Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy, and the Department of Parks and Recreation cut the ribbon on the Northwest BeltLine Connector Trail project.

This event was held at 384 Woodward Way NW. The guest speakers for this event were our Vertical Program Manager Garfield Peart, District 8 Councilmember J.P. Matzigkeit, former Council Member Yolanda Adrean, Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy Executive Director Catherine Spillman, Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner John Dargle, Path Foundation Executive Director Ed McBrayer, and Cynthia Briscoe, Atlanta BeltLine Inc. Board of Directors. Council Members Andre Dickens and Matt Westmoreland were also in attendance. Council Members J.P. Matzigkeit, Andre Dickens, and Matt Westmoreland were in attendance.

Posted: 2018/11/27 2:05:21 PM

In Case You Missed It: 15th Street Extension Public Information Open House Recap

On November 8, 2018, Midtown Alliance hosted a public information open house meeting to inform the public on the upcoming plans for the 15th Street Extension project.

The meeting was held at 999 Peachtree Street, in the 5th floor conference room. Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST and Georgia Department of Transportation representatives were in attendance. The community was able to view the proposed plans for this project, ask questions, and give their feedback. (more…)

Posted: 2018/11/09 2:25:22 PM

In Case You Missed It: Howell Mill Complete Street Update Community Meeting Recap

On October 11, 2018, Council Member Dustin Hillis hosted a community meeting to discuss the Howell Mill Complete Street Project.
The meeting was held at Northside Church of God on Harper Street at Defoor. Council Member Andre Dickens and Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST representatives were in attendance. The community was able to view the proposed plans for this project, ask questions, and give their feedback.

For those that were unable to attend the October 11th meeting, please find the project information and displays below:

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Posted: 2018/10/18 11:24:10 AM

In Case You Missed It: North Avenue Complete Street Open House Event Recap

On October 2, 2018, Renew Atlanta hosted an open house event to discuss the North Avenue Complete Street project.

The meeting was held at 755 North Apartments on North Avenue, along with representatives from Renew Atlanta, Council Member Farokhi and Council President Moore were in attendance. The community was able to view the proposed plans for this project, ask questions, and give their feedback.

For those that were unable to attend the October 2nd meeting, please find the project information and displays below:
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Posted: 2018/10/11 2:34:12 PM

Panel discussed need for all civic partners to collaborate on smart city technology

A whopping 80 percent of a cross-section of metro Atlanta leaders who gathered at a panel discussion on smart cities convened by Bank of America Merrill Lynch thinks reducing roadway congestion is the most pressing transportation challenge that digital technology can address in the region.
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Posted: 2018/08/21 12:36:52 PM

Applied Information, Inc. Bus Rapid Transit Priority System Selected for Renew Atlanta Smart Cities Expansion

Applied Information, Inc., the leading developer of connected Smart Cities intelligent transportation systems, in partnership with system integrator Temple, Inc., will supply connected vehicle technology to the City of Atlanta’s second Smart Corridor – Renew Atlanta’s Campbellton Road Smart Transit Corridor project.

Posted: 2018/06/13 2:02:55 PM

City of Atlanta TSPLOST and Buckhead CID Partner on Buckhead Signal Technology

The City of Atlanta is partnering with Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID) and other partners, to install intelligent traffic signal controls that will provide real-time response to changing traffic conditions and optimize traffic flow second-by-second. The signal system deployment is being funded by the City’s TSPLOST program.

Posted: 2018/06/06 11:28:28 AM

Public Meeting #3 Recap: Dekalb Avenue Complete Street Project

On April 18, 2018, Renew Atlanta hosted the third public meeting to discuss the Dekalb Avenue Complete Street project at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center. Alongside project managers, City of Atlanta Council members Amir Farokhi (District 2), Natalyn Archibong (District 5), Matt Westmoreland (Post 2 at-Large), and Andre Dickens (Post 3 at-Large), welcomed approximately 300 constituents. (more…)
Posted: 2018/04/19 3:47:05 PM

Atlanta Streets Alive drew 74K, called key step toward safer DeKalb Avenue

In early April, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) hosted the first Atlanta Streets Alive festival of 2018, on a 4.5-mile route connecting downtown to Lake Claire and Kirkwood. Roughly 74,000 attendees showed up, per ABC estimates. Tomorrow Renew Atlanta will host the third Dekalb Avenue Complete Street public meeting to discuss safety concerns alone the corridor. Read more on Curbed Atlanta.

Posted: 2018/04/17 1:23:29 PM

City of Atlanta Releases First Annual Bicycle Report

The City of Atlanta’s first annual Bicycle Report details the city’s progress toward its goal of becoming a bicycle-friendly community, using funds from the $250 million Renew Atlanta Bond program that voters approved in March 2015. Read the official City of Atlanta press release and view the 2017 Annual Bicycle Report.

Posted: 2018/03/15 11:22:43 AM

Press Release: City of Atlanta North Avenue Smart Corridor Earns National Recognition Award

The City of Atlanta today announced that the North Avenue Smart Corridor has earned a National Recognition Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition. This is the fourth major award for the North Avenue Smart Corridor, which is funded by the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond. Read the official press release on the City of Atlanta’s website.

Posted: 2018/03/01 1:05:24 PM

Renew Atlanta Receives ACEC National Award for North Avenue Smart Corridor

The Renew Atlanta Bond and ATKINS partnership project has earned national recognition in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition – also known as the “Academy Awards of the engineering industry”. The annual EEA competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value. (more…)

Posted: 2018/02/22 11:34:23 AM

Faye DiMassimo and Regan Hammond Make “100 Influential Women to Know” List

Congratulations to two of our team members who are featured in the January/February 2018 issue of Engineering Georgia magazine. Both our General Manager, Faye DiMassimo, and Project Manager/Special Projects Coordinator, Regan Hammond, were recognized as two of the 100 Influential Women to Know. The complete list can be found here. (more…)

Posted: 2018/02/05 2:43:51 PM

Bus rapid transit line proposed to link Midtown, former Turner Field

MARTA is leading a plan for a nearly $50 million project to create a 9.4-mile bus rapid transit line connecting Midtown’s Arts Center station to Summerhill, the 72-acre redevelopment of Turner Field anchored by Georgia State University. In an October letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation, then-Mayor Kasim Reed said the city of Atlanta would commit up to $30 million from its TSPLOST program. Read more on the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Posted: 2018/01/19 2:10:44 PM

Can The Private Sector Help Cities Stop Traffic Deaths?

Through a new coalition, the City of Atlanta has partnered with companies like AT&T, IBM, and AB InBev to put their data analytics and technology capabilities toward helping cities tackle crashes and create safer roads. The accelerator program that collaborated with Renew Atlanta on the Smart Corridor is called the Safer Roads Challenge–a coalition of private companies committed to pooling their resources to work toward ending traffic crashes. Read more on Fast Company.

Posted: 2018/01/09 1:26:11 PM

In Case You Missed It: ​Mayor Kasim Reed Unveils TravelSafely™ App ​Recap

On December 20, 2017, Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST General Manager Faye DiMassimo, GDOT’s Chief Engineer Meg Pirkle, Batallion 3 Chief Dwayne Johnson joined Mayor Kasim Reed in unveiling the TravelSafely™ smartphone application. Members of the application developer, Applied Information Inc., were also in attendance.

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Posted: 2017/12/21 11:52:45 AM

​Mayor Kasim Reed to Celebrate Launch of TravelSafely App™

On December 20th, Mayor Kasim Reed will celebrate the launch of the new TravelSafely app. The TravelSafely app is the newest tool that will be used along Renew Atlanta’s North Avenue Smart Corridor, the 2.3 mile stretch of North Avenue from Ponce City Market to Georgia Tech. Read the official press release on the City of Atlanta’s website.

Posted: 2017/12/19 4:21:09 PM

Why Downtown Parking Garages May Be Headed for Extinction

“We always thought of curbs as the place where parking meters are, but it’s a different space now. Now we find sidewalks and trails, and technologies like ride-sharing and autonomous cars pulling up and dropping off people. The curbside has to be managed differently than in the past.” -Faye DiMassimo, Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST General Manager. Read more on The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Posted: 2017/12/13 1:58:56 PM

Mayor Reed Announces $4.4 Million for New Public Art in Atlanta

On November 22, Mayor Kasim Reed announced the acquisition of new public art for the City of Atlanta. The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing the city to acquire nine new pieces of art in Downtown, Midtown and Southwest Atlanta, for a total investment of nearly $4.4 million. The acquisition is funded by Renew Atlanta, which mandates that a portion of infrastructure spending goes toward public art. Read more on Arts ATL.

Posted: 2017/11/27 10:14:48 AM

Atlanta City Council Approves $2.2M for Chastain Park path

On November 6, the Atlanta City Council approved $2.2 million in funding for the extension of the Chastain Park path along Wieuca Road. Renew Atlanta, the Path Foundation, the Chastain Park Amphitheater Trust Fund, and the Chastain Park Conservancy will fund the project, estimated to cost $2.5 million.

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Posted: 2017/11/14 9:50:11 AM

Municipal Court Pedestrian Bridge Information Session & Overview

The City of Atlanta and Renew Atlanta invite you to a project information session and overview for the upcoming Municipal Court Pedestrian Bridge project on November 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. The Bridge is the next major project under Renew Atlanta’s Vertical (Municipal Facilities) Portfolio and a key initiative for Mayor Kasim Reed.

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Posted: 2017/11/07 10:33:45 AM

In Case You Missed It: Martin Luther King, Jr. Natatorium Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Recap

On October 30, 2017, the City of Atlanta’s Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST programs and the Department of Parks & Recreation joined Mayor Kasim Reed; Dr. Bernice King; Department of Parks & Recreation Commissioner, Amy Phuong; Renew Atlanta Vertical Program Management Officer, Garfield Peart; and City Council member Natalyn Archibong (District 5), to host the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center ribbon cutting ceremony. (more…)

Posted: 2017/10/31 1:31:17 PM

Atlanta Looks to Position Itself as a Tech Leader

Chatbots, IoT and self-driving cars are just a few of the ways that Atlanta is ingraining tech into its government fiber. The Renew Atlanta Bond program is working with tech partners to deploy major traffic technology upgrades, including connected traffic signals and the installation of fiber communications, as well exploring opportunities for autonomous and connected vehicles. Read more on StateTech.

Posted: 2017/10/27 3:50:05 PM

ITS Georgia Presents “Project of Significance Award” for Renew Atlanta’s North Avenue Smart Corridor Project

On October 25, 2017, the Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia (ITS Georgia) presented the Renew Atlanta Bond program with the Project of Significance Award “for their innovative efforts in creating a ‘living lab’ for Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, data collection and analytics, autonomous vehicles, and unique partnerships to fundamentally transform how the City of Atlanta plans for, designs and operates its transportation infrastructure.” (more…)

Posted: 2017/10/26 1:01:04 PM

Atlanta’s Smart Corridor to Serve as “Living Lab” for Smart Transportation

In the second installment of MetroLab’s Innovation of the Month series, Government Technology recognize the city of Atlanta and Georgia Tech University, whose partnership is transforming one of the city’s key transit arteries into a smart cities test bed. Read more on GovTech.

Posted: 2017/10/13 3:25:57 PM