Atlanta Transportation Plans Ready for Votes

Which aspects of the regional transportation projects may underwhelm following months of compromise? Ariel Hart examines the plans, which serve both "mobility" and "political ends."

"Todd Long, the state's transportation planning director, conceded that the list was 'not anywhere near complete' from a mass transit perspective and 'not a fix-all' for roads either, though it opens some important bottlenecks.

'It's the start of transformative,' Long said. 'We said at the beginning we need infusions over a long period of time, not just 10 years. Atlanta has not been underfunded for 10 years, but for a lot longer than that.'

He and others also stressed that the list will combine with the regular budget for projects, as well as toll projects that are coming on line, such as new lanes along I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee Counties."

Full Story: Voters get a less-than-grand transportation plan

Comments

Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

New! 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs just released.
Starting at $24.95

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $209
Book cover of Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Featuring thought-provoking commentary and insights from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.
$18.95
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.
$24.00