The City of Atlanta held its first public meeting with Buckhead residents this week regarding Atlanta’s Transportation Plan, an update to the Connect Atlanta Plan adopted in 2008. According to the city, the purpose of Atlanta’s Transportation Plan is to, “support the long-term vision of the Atlanta City Design effort and provide policy and project recommendations to build a world class, sustainable transportation system that addresses congestion in our growing and evolving city.”
Planning Commissioner Tim Keane told residents that the city’s needs have evolved during the last nine years, and a different economy, population growth and increased issuance of development permits has pushed the city to re-evaluate its plans. “We think that the city’s growth over the next 25 years will be much more substantial than it has been the last 25 or 50 years,” he said.
Late last year, Atlanta voters approved a TSPLOST for MARTA, which means with funding already secured Atlanta’s Transportation Plan can be implemented more quickly once recommendations are submitted.
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