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:
- • Round 1 Breakout Session Packet
- • Public Engagement Sessions Presentation
- • Prioritization & Rebaselining Public Engagement Round 1 Survey (Deadline February 7, 2019)
We appreciate those that were able to attend the meetings and encourage feedback from everyone.
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.
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…)
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:
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:
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.
On June 28, 2018, Renew Atlanta hosted three simultaneous open house events to discuss the Monroe Drive/Boulevard project at three locations. (more…)
A bus-rapid-transit route in the works along Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta is set to get signal prioritization and other improvements to improve the commute. Read more on GovTech.
On June 20, 2018, Councilmembers Marci Overstreet (CD 11) and Matt Westmoreland (Post 2 At-Large) joined Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST Horizontal Program Management Officer, Michele Wynn, and community members to break ground on the Childress Drive Bridge project. (more…)
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.
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.
We are currently unable to upload documents to the Renew Atlanta website. However, this should not interfere with your ability to use the website or interactive map. While we work to resolve this issue, please click the icon below to access the May 2018 Master Schedule of projects. (more…)
One of Atlanta’s most historic corridors, named after one of its most prominent citizens, will undergo a redesign focused on emphasizing its culture, environment and economy thanks to the input of students from the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design. (more…)
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has appointed Thomas Weyandt Jr. as the Interim General Manager of the Renew Atlanta Bond and TSPLOST (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) programs. (more…)
The Renew Atlanta + TSPLOST team welcomes Tom Weyandt as our Interim General Manager! Tom has an extensive background in urban planning and development, previously having served as a Senior Policy Advisor for Transportation for Mayor Kasim Reed. (more…)
On May 7, 2018, Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST joined Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the Office of Resilience, Atlanta City Council and other City leaders to cut the ribbon for the first three miles of the Proctor Creek Greenway. (more…)
For the first Atlanta Streets Alive festival of 2018, Renew Atlanta partnered with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and Living Infographic artist, Sarah Lawrence, to study one of the more hotly debated topics in the city: What to do with Dekalb Avenue? (more…)
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.
Join Renew Atlanta & TSPLOST on Sunday, April 8th, for the first Atlanta Streets Alive event of the year! Our booth will be located at the corner of Oakdale Road and Dekalb Avenue, near the Edgewood-Candler-Park MARTA Station bus shelter. (more…)
Final meetings have wrapped for the Cascade Streetscape Corridor – a transformative two-phase project funded by the Renew Atlanta and TSPLOST programs. Read more on Curbed Atlanta.
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.
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.
Please join the City of Atlanta and Atlanta City Council to discuss the addition of a multi-use trail to the west section along Phase 1 of the project, and improvements and property impacts along Phase 2 of the project. (more…)
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…)
We may not be flying to and from work like George Jetson was in the year 2062, but Atlanta continues to lead the way in efforts to become a “Smart City. Atlanta leaders launched the first “Smart Corridor,” with the latest technology along North Avenue. Watch the full story on Good Day Atlanta.
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…)
Congratulations to our Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST General Manager, Faye DiMassimo, for her recognition as one of Georgia Trend’s Notable Georgians of 2018. (more…)
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
The city of Atlanta celebrated the completion of its Lynhurst Drive Complete Street Project, a $6.3 million initiative overhauling the look and feel of the thoroughfare. Read more on the Atlanta Patch website.
On November 2, 2017, the Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST team partnered with the City of Atlanta’s Department of Public Works to host the Lynhurst Drive Complete Street ribbon cutting ceremony.
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…)
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.
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…)
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.
The city of Atlanta and technology company Applied Technology are finding ways to make traveling safer using your smartphone and smart car. Read more on the Atlanta Journal Constitution website.