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Atlanta’s iconic Jackson Street Bridge to get facelift with $10K grant

September 19, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

After a summer packed with residents’ cries for safer streets, Atlanta has accepted a $10,000 grant to improve the Jackson Street Bridge to make it safer for bicyclists, pedestrians, and electric scooter riders.

Legacy tax program could keep older Atlanta residents in their homes

September 18, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In increasingly gentrified cities, residents are often at risk of losing their homes. In Atlanta, senior citizens who’ve lived in neighborhoods for decades are particularly at risk.

Study could lower speed limits, reduce deaths, on Atlanta streets

September 17, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Following several pedestrian and scooter-related deaths and injuries this summer, Atlanta City Council’s transportation committee requested the city planning department conduct a study evaluating the city’s speed limits in an effort to make them and the city’s streets safer for residents.

Atlanta city employees now required to have active shooter trainings

September 17, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

After a year — like so many before it — filled with news reports of mass shootings, Atlanta employees and elected officials are now required to undergo annual active shooter training.

Metro Atlanta mayor appointed to state-level transportation board

September 11, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Frank Auman, the mayor of Tucker, is one of the newest members of a state-level board focused on transportation in metro Atlanta.

Atlanta Figures Out How To Collect Fines For Impounded Scooters

September 10, 2019

WABE

S.W.E.E.T. officers (the Solid Waste Education Enforcement Team) from the Department of Public Works collect scooters that are illegally parked in a right-of-way. Scooter operators can pick up the devices. When they do, they’re hit with an invoice.

Atlanta mayor talks transit, police pay and affordable housing at Cobb Chamber breakfast

September 10, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

Part of the discussion surrounding metro Atlanta transportation, Bottoms said, is how metro counties come together to establish a “truly regional transportation network.”

Atlanta set to host Smart City Expo, will explore 'inclusive economy'

September 6, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms “commitment to equity and inclusion” also played a role in Atlanta becoming the site of the conference.

Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to get facelift from federal grant

September 6, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta City Council members on Tuesday accepted a $2.67-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to make changes to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from Northside Drive west to Fulton Industrial Boulevard.

City Council decides Atlanta’s jail task force can accept donations

September 4, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Oakland-based real estate agency Designing Justice + Designing Space, which is working on two other jail repurposing projects, is being paid about $300,000 to assist with the project.

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