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Posts Tagged ‘GA’

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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Georgia Infrastructure Funding Needs

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

JOINT STUDY COMMITTEE ON CRITICAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING, GEORGIA
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

CITY OF ATLANTA INNOVATION DELIVERY TEAM
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

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS: GEORGIA SECTION
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

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
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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