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Wanted in Atlanta: A Department of Transportation
"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.