Wanted in Atlanta: A Department of Transportation

While the Atlanta Department of City Planning includes a Office of Mobility Planning that spearheads efforts to provide new opportunities for non-automobile modes of transportation, the city lacks a consolidated transportation department.

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July 27, 2018, 12:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"The Atlanta City Council in 2017 requested that the city 'conduct a feasibility study of the creation of a single, transportation-focused department,'" according to an article by Maria Saporta. In the end, that report recommended the creation of a stand-alone transportation agency to "[provide] a greater chance of providing the focus necessary to attract sustainable, long-term transportation funding resources, as well as formal coordination and collaboration processes and partnerships." 

Saporta's purpose with this article is in renewing the call for the city to enact a new department, presenting several reasons why now is the time for the city to act.

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