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Posts Tagged ‘GA’

Expanding Specialized Transportation: New Opportunities under the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Table 2 Programs within the Affordable Care Act That Could Promote Transportation

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new but limited opportunities to promote or fund specialized transportation services for older people and adults with disabilities. This paper explains how states can use these largely untapped options to expand services for targeted low-income populations with mobility needs. It also presents two case studies illustrating how the Atlanta region and the state of Connecticut are making this work.

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Georgia Infrastructure Funding Needs

Monday, January 19th, 2015
Chart 1: Average Fuel Efficiency vs. Total Miles Traveled

Like many other states, Georgia is faced with a growing crisis with regard to funding the construction, repair, and maintenance of its transportation infrastructure. Georgia primarily funds its transportation needs with a combination of state motor fuel taxes and federal funds.

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Learning from Sprawl

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Learning from Sprawl

What is urban sprawl? In this 3-minute history of urban form, Ryan Gravel, Senior Urban Designer at Perkins+Will in Atlanta, explores the cultural motivations for today’s sprawl, then connects the dots to predict a hopeful future for our cities.

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Atlanta, GA: Innovation Report

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Atlanta Streetcar

All across our city, we are making remarkable progress to ensure that Atlanta continues to be the capital of the Southeast. From forging public-private partnerships and developing initiatives that support our youth, to launching the world’s first 311 system on the cloud, the work we are doing in Atlanta is not only moving our city forward, but is setting a standard for cities nationwide.
-Mayor Kasim Reed

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2014 Georgia Infrastructure Report Card

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
ga report card thumb

With new grades for the first time since 2009, Georgia’s infrastructure has shown very little improvement and once again received a cumulative grade of C. The Georgia Section of ASCE assessed the same 12 categories as 2009: aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, parks and recreation, ports, rail, roads, school facilities, solid waste, stormwater, transit and wastewater. Recognizing the importance of transportation to Georgians, we added two new categories in 2014: ports and rail. As indicated by the grade, much work remains to be done, though there are some bright spots.

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The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Walkable Urban Development in Atlanta

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
WalkUP Atlanta

Written by Christopher B. Leinberger
This research has found the surprising and overwhelming recent emergence of walkable urban development and places in metropolitan Atlanta. Walkable urban development represents not only a growing share of new development in the Atlanta region, but recently the majority of most real estate development. Walkable urban real estate projects now command an impressive rent premium over their drivable sub-urban competition. The amount of walkable urban square feet built in each of the last three real estate cycles in metropolitan Atlanta has mushroomed, growing from a small fraction in the 1990s to a majority in the current real estate cycle.

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Atlanta, GA: Beltline Bridge Lift Time Lapse

Monday, May 6th, 2013

During the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail construction, crews had to hoist up the bridge over Ponce de Leon near Ponce City Market. Atlanta Beltline Bridge Lift Time Lapse at Ponce City Market from Gnoggin Studios on Vimeo.

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Griffin, GA: Sixth Street Bridge Opening

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Video of the Ceremonial parade across the Griffin Georgia Sixth Street Bridge, to celebrate the opening of the new bridge. Fire Truck, Police Cars, Griffin High Color Guard, Griffin High Drum Line, along with city officials, and many residents walked across the bridge, in the official opening of the bridge that replaced the old bridge, […]

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Jenkinsburg, GA: Track Machines in Action

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Part 1: The track gang takes out railroad ties Part 2: Getting the new railroad ties in place   Part 3: Get up close & personal with railroad tie replacement  Part 4: Keeping everything in its place Part 5: The finishing touches Watch more train videos by pwalpar on YouTube.

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Atlanta, GA: State Road and Tollway Authority I-85 Express Lane Project Documentary

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

State Road and Tollway Authority: I-85 Express Lane Project Documentary from ECG Productions on Vimeo.

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