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Posts Tagged ‘GA’

Do Streetcars Bring Economic Development?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
Do Streetcars Bring Economic Development?

Starting in the late 20th century, modern streetcar proposals started rippling across municipalities in the United States. They’re touted as infrastructure carrying benefits ranging from the social to economic and the environmental. But these projects often make appearances in the news as costly, blunder-filled experiments in public policy. Cities are willing to bet big on […]

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Tallulah Falls, GA: Abandoned Piers of the Tallulah Falls Bridge

Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Tallulah Falls, GA: Abandoned Piers of the Tallulah Falls Bridge

The Tallulah Falls Railway crossed Tallulah Falls Lake on a 585-foot bridge built in 1913 as the lake was filling. The deck-style plate girder bridge replaced an earlier wooden truss structure. When the railroad was abandoned in the early 1960s, the steel spans were removed and recycled. The concrete piers were left standing because they had no salvage value and demolition would have been costly.

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Better Buildings Challenge SWAP: Season 3

Friday, May 5th, 2017
Better Buildings Challenge SWAP: Season 3

Cities and local communities play an integral role in driving energy efficiency throughout the United States. The cities of Atlanta and Boston are energy efficiency leaders, achieving great success in energy saving and energy management creating energy efficient buildings in their cities, both municipal and commercial. Can the two cities; both on the east coast but with completely different climates help each other think differently about ways to save energy?

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Atlanta, GA: I-85 Bridge Rebuild Time Lapse

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Atlanta, GA: I-85 Bridge Rebuild Time Lapse

A time lapse video showing the progress of the I-85 rebuild project at Piedmont Road.

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Atlanta, GA: What to Do During the I-85 Bridge Closure

Friday, April 21st, 2017
Atlanta, GA: What to Do During the I-85 Bridge Closure

Georgia Pacific President and Chief Executive Christian Fischer provides commute tips for motorists who work near the I-85 bridge closure at Piedmont Road.

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Georgia DOT: Inspecting & Maintaining Georgia’s Bridges

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Georgia DOT: Inspecting & Maintaining Georgia’s Bridges

The Georgia DOT is responsible for the inspection of all bridges and bridge culverts within a two year cycle. Georgia DOT also conducts underwater bridge inspection every five years.

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Atlanta, GA: Making a Visible Difference in the Proctor Creek Watershed Through Information and Data

Monday, June 27th, 2016
Atlanta, GA: Making a Visible Difference in the Proctor Creek Watershed Through Information and Data

Description: EPA is working to bring focused attention and coordinated action in more than 50 environmentally overburdened, underserved, and economically distressed communities. This involves listening to community leaders and residents to understand their needs and then working with local, state and other federal partners to leverage our collective resources in support of local goals. In […]

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Georgia State Rail Plan

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
Georgia State Rail Plan

A highlight of Georgia DOT’s State Rail Plan which serves as a statewide long-range rail planning document and provides comprehensive railroad industry data.

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Atlanta, GA: Economic Benefits of Investing in Transit

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
benefits of the three MARTA expansion projects.

HNTB CORPORATION
In November 2014, HNTB Corporation, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, completed and submitted a study of the “Economic Benefits of Investing in Transportation.” The document served as a resource to the Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding leading to the Georgia State General Assembly enacting HB 170. The Transportation Funding Act of 2015 is estimated to generate just under $1B per year in new transportation funding for road and bridge projects. With Georgia’s road funding needs largely addressed, it is prudent to study other elements of the state’s transportation ecosystem, including public transportation in Metro Atlanta.

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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

AARP PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE
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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