Through a new coalition, the City of Atlanta has partnered with companies like AT&T, IBM, and AB InBev to put their data analytics and technology capabilities toward helping cities tackle crashes and create safer roads. The accelerator program that collaborated with Renew Atlanta on the Smart Corridor is called the Safer Roads Challenge–a coalition of private companies committed to pooling their resources to work toward ending traffic crashes. Read more on Fast Company.
On December 20, 2017, Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST General Manager Faye DiMassimo, GDOT’s Chief Engineer Meg Pirkle, Batallion 3 Chief Dwayne Johnson joined Mayor Kasim Reed in unveiling the TravelSafely™ smartphone application. Members of the application developer, Applied Information Inc., were also in attendance.
On December 20th, Mayor Kasim Reed will celebrate the launch of the new TravelSafely app. The TravelSafely app is the newest tool that will be used along Renew Atlanta’s North Avenue Smart Corridor, the 2.3 mile stretch of North Avenue from Ponce City Market to Georgia Tech. Read the official press release on the City of Atlanta’s website.
“We always thought of curbs as the place where parking meters are, but it’s a different space now. Now we find sidewalks and trails, and technologies like ride-sharing and autonomous cars pulling up and dropping off people. The curbside has to be managed differently than in the past.” -Faye DiMassimo, Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST General Manager. Read more on The Philadelphia Inquirer.
On November 22, Mayor Kasim Reed announced the acquisition of new public art for the City of Atlanta. The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing the city to acquire nine new pieces of art in Downtown, Midtown and Southwest Atlanta, for a total investment of nearly $4.4 million. The acquisition is funded by Renew Atlanta, which mandates that a portion of infrastructure spending goes toward public art. Read more on Arts ATL.
On November 6, the Atlanta City Council approved $2.2 million in funding for the extension of the Chastain Park path along Wieuca Road. Renew Atlanta, the Path Foundation, the Chastain Park Amphitheater Trust Fund, and the Chastain Park Conservancy will fund the project, estimated to cost $2.5 million.
The City of Atlanta and Renew Atlanta invite you to a project information session and overview for the upcoming Municipal Court Pedestrian Bridge project on November 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. The Bridge is the next major project under Renew Atlanta’s Vertical (Municipal Facilities) Portfolio and a key initiative for Mayor Kasim Reed.
The city of Atlanta celebrated the completion of its Lynhurst Drive Complete Street Project, a $6.3 million initiative overhauling the look and feel of the thoroughfare. Read more on the Atlanta Patch website.
On November 2, 2017, the Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST team partnered with the City of Atlanta’s Department of Public Works to host the Lynhurst Drive Complete Street ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Renew Atlanta Team joined Mayor Kasim Reed to cut the ribbon on the historic Martin Luther King, Jr. Aquatic center on October 30th. The original aquatic center closed down in 2012 due to structural problems. Now a recreation and aquatic center, the $23.5 million dollar project was a priority project for Mayor Reed. This City of Atlanta Parks & Recreation and Renew Atlanta partnership project is one of Renew’s biggest at 64,000 square-feet, with $17 million contributed bond dollars. Read more on the WABE website.
Chatbots, IoT and self-driving cars are just a few of the ways that Atlanta is ingraining tech into its government fiber. The Renew Atlanta Bond program is working with tech partners to deploy major traffic technology upgrades, including connected traffic signals and the installation of fiber communications, as well exploring opportunities for autonomous and connected vehicles. Read more on StateTech.
ITS Georgia Presents “Project of Significance Award” for Renew Atlanta’s North Avenue Smart Corridor Project
On October 25, 2017, the Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia (ITS Georgia) presented the Renew Atlanta Bond program with the Project of Significance Award “for their innovative efforts in creating a ‘living lab’ for Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, data collection and analytics, autonomous vehicles, and unique partnerships to fundamentally transform how the City of Atlanta plans for, designs and operates its transportation infrastructure.” (more…)
In the second installment of MetroLab’s Innovation of the Month series, Government Technology recognize the city of Atlanta and Georgia Tech University, whose partnership is transforming one of the city’s key transit arteries into a smart cities test bed. Read more on GovTech.
The city of Atlanta and technology company Applied Technology are finding ways to make traveling safer using your smartphone and smart car. Read more on the Atlanta Journal Constitution website.
Infrastructure programs like Renew Atlanta and TSPLOST are helping make the City of Atlanta more bike-able. Read more on Curbed Atlanta.
On September 14, 2017, the Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST team partnered with Atlanta Information Management to host the North Avenue Smart Corridor ribbon cutting ceremony. In attendance were Mayor Kasim Reed; First Lady Sarah-Elizabeth Reed; City of Atlanta Chief Operating Officer Dan Gordon; Georgia Tech President “Bud” Peterson; Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry; Jamestown CEO Matt Bronfman; and City Council Members Alex Wan, C.T. Martin, Andre Dickens, Caesar Mitchell, and Kwanza Hall. Partners from AT&T, Together for Safer Roads, Jamestown Properties and many more also attended to show their support.
The City of Atlanta announced today that Governor Nathan Deal has appointed Faye DiMassimo, General Manager of the Renew Atlanta-TSPLOST program, to the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors. Read the official press release on the City of Atlanta’s website.
In order to further investigate the possibilities of smart cities, Tech has expanded its partnership with the City of Atlanta. The collaboration has existed since 2015. Atlanta is attempting to use technologies to implement smart city tools in order to decrease issues with traffic congestion and improve public safety. Read more on Technique.
Marietta Street, stretching from Howell Mill Road to Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, is gearing up for a long-overdue makeover. The corridor, linking West Midtown and downtown, is a heavily used truck route, with potholes and crumbling asphalt to show for it. Now, as part of the Renew Atlanta Bond package, work will soon begin to tidy up the street. Read more on Curbed Atlanta.
Brand identity firm Matchstic has worked with Atlanta’s Department of City Planning to redesign its branding and create new zoning signs around the city. Read more on Dezeen.
Please join the Honorable Mayor Kasim Reed and Renew Atlanta for the North Avenue Smart Corridor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on September 14, 2014 at Ponce City Market. Light breakfast refreshments will be provided.
On August 29, 2017, Renew Atlanta hosted a third public meeting discuss the Marietta Street resurfacing project at Atlanta Contemporary. Councilmember Cleta Winslow was in attendance, along with consultants from Rohadfox, Pond & Company and CH2M. (more…)
Work has begun on the multi-purpose trail, which will string together more than 400 acres of greenspace, spanning from Maddox Park along the Beltline Westside Trail all the way to the Chattahoochee River. Read more on Curbed Atlanta.
This morning, Mayor Kasim Reed broke ground on the Proctor Creek Greenway project alongside the Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST team, Atlanta City Council, City representatives from the Office of Resilience and Watershed Management, project partners from the Emerald Corridor Foundation, Proctor Creek Stewardship Council, the Atlanta Beltline and Path Foundation, and community supporters.
The City of Atlanta is a major transportation network in Georgia’s capital city, which has grown by nearly 40 percent over the past ten years. Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST General Manager, Faye DiMassimo, sat down with Smart Rail World to discuss the past and future of the City of Atlanta’s transportation efforts. Read more on their website.
Please join Mayor Kasim Reed and City of Atlanta staff for the Proctor Creek Groundbreaking Ceremony on August 17th at 10:30 a.m. The City of Atlanta TSPLOST program is one of multiple funding sources for the Proctor Creek Greenway project. (more…)
Futuristic traffic signals, now slated for installation, have the capacity to coordinate competing mobility demands of vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians, according to Faye DiMassimo, general manager of the Renew Atlanta infrastructure bond program and the city’s sales-tax-funded projects. Read more here.
On August 3, 2017, Renew Atlanta hosted a business stakeholder open house to discuss the Marietta Street Resurfacing project at 5 Seasons Westside Restaurant and Brewery. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Ivory Lee Young attended the open house, where over 30 businesses were represented.
On July 26, 2017, the Renew/TSPLOST team bid adieu to our Art Program Manager, Eddie Granderson. Eddie’s service to the City of Atlanta for the last 24 years has brought awareness to arts and culture throughout our great city. Many spoke of his consistency, integrity, and reliability as just a few characteristics that he has displayed while on the job. (more…)
The Atlanta City Council’s transportation committee meets on July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Atlanta City Hall. Among the agenda items is the North Avenue Smart Corridor initiative. The resolution by councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms would have the city entering an agreement with the Georgia Tech Research Corp. for Smart Cities Atlanta North Avenue and special event demonstration project services on behalf of the Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST program. Read more on the AJC website.
On July 19, Renew Atlanta Vertical Program Management Officer, Garfield Peart, spoke on a sustainability panel at the Southface Energy Institute. The discussion gave four panelists a chance to discuss sustainable design. Garfield is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) organization and is a LEED accredited professional.
If you want to see what metro Atlanta’s transportation future might look like, visit Union Station in downtown Denver. Read more on My AJC.
Renew Atlanta’s resurfacing of the Streetcar route has been completed on Jackson Street, NE and Edgewood from Jackson Street to Peachtree Center Avenue. Streetcar route resurfacing will resume on Wednesday, July 5 from 9:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.
Atlanta’s North Avenue will soon be on the cutting edge of the technology that will allow you to take a ride in one of the many autonomous vehicle on the road today. Renew Atlanta’s General Manager, Faye DiMassimo, calls the driverless vehicle aspect an opportunity for believers and doubters. Click the link to read more on 11 Alive.
In promotion of increasing physical activities in communities to improve overall health and fitness, the Atlanta Beltline has partnered with Happy Vibrations Yoga to provide free yoga classes for communities along the Westside Beltline. (more…)
Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center in Sweet Auburn on its way to adding major neighborhood amenity. Click the link to read more on Curbed Atlanta.
On May 22, 2017, Renew Atlanta hosted a third public meeting discuss the Cascade Road/Avenue Complete Street project at Cascade United Methodist Church. Councilmembers Keisha Lance-Bottoms, Cleta Winslow and C.T. Martin were in attendance. We appreciate those that were able to attend this meeting and encourage feedback from all. (more…)
On April 25, 2017, Renew Atlanta hosted an open house to discuss the Southeast Roadway Construction projects at Brownwood Park Recreation Center. These projects include Ayr Place, Braeburn Drive, Lyndale Drive and Wade Avenue. Councilmembers Natalyn Archibong and Carla Smith were in attendance. (more…)
On March 30, the Renew Atlanta team presented road and infrastructure options for a proposed overhaul of the DeKalb Avenue corridor. The $4.6 million “complete street” project would cover 4.4 miles of the road, and would involve milling and repaving the road, improving the sidewalks and making them more accessible to people who are disabled. Some ideas on the table include dedicated left turn lanes and getting rid of the reversible middle lane so the left turn lanes can be longer. Read more on Decaturish.com.
On March 30, 2017, Renew Atlanta hosted a second public meeting to discuss the DeKalb Avenue Complete Street project at Liberty Baptist Church. Councilmembers Natalyn Archibong, Alex Wan, and Michael Julian Bond were among the approximately 150 people in attendance.
On March 29, 2017, Renew Atlanta hosted an open house to discuss the Northwest Roadway Construction projects at Fire Station 28. These projects include 5th Street/James Drive, 6th Street, Main Street, Ford Street, Newman Place and Marktwo Place. Councilmembers Felicia Moore and Andre Dickens were in attendance. (more…)
On March 22, 2017, Renew Atlanta hosted a second public meeting to discuss the Cascade Road/Avenue Corridor project at Cascade United Methodist Church. Councilmembers Keisha Lance-Bottoms, Kwanza Hall, C.T, Martin, Andre Dickens, Cleta Winslow and Michael Julian Bond were among the approximately 120 people in attendance. (more…)
The autonomous vehicle industry may soon find a home in Atlanta. That’s because the city is one of three global cities chosen for the “Safer Roads Challenge.” That effort brings together manufacturing and tech companies with the common goal of making traffic safer. Part of that initiative is the implementation of self-driving cars.
Nearly two years to the day the city of Atlanta’s 20-year, $252 infrastructure bond was approved by voters, it is quietly making significant progress. The bond, also known as Renew Atlanta, was overwhelmingly approved via a voter referendum March 17, 2015, split into two questions. Question 1 asked residents to grant nearly $188 million for transportation projects, with 88.2 percent casting yes ballots. Question 2 asked for approval of nearly $65 million for municipal facilities, with 85.5 percent voting yes.
Using the success of a $1 billion annual transportation funding bill as an example, Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed recently gave advice for U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue to take back to the Beltway.
We have smart phones, smart watches, and smart devices galore, but Atlanta’s hard at work on the city’s first ever Smart Corridor. It’s part of the $250 million Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond.
On February 28, 2017, Renew Atlanta hosted a second public meeting to discuss the Monroe Drive/Boulevard Complete Street project at Big Bethel AME Church. Councilmembers Alex Wan, Kwanza Hall and Mary Norwood were among the approximately 300 people in attendance. (more…)
Renew Atlanta would like to thank those that participated in thee important discussion for Renew Atlanta’s upcoming Lawton Street resurfacing project yesterday evening. We know your time is valuable and appreciate your interest and commitment helping us to deliver quality projects, on time and on budget, that meet the needs of the community. Please click here to view and download the meeting information packet, which includes the welcome letter, presentation and all project display boards from the meeting.
For the first time in over three decades, Atlantans and visitors will be able to see a major public sculpture as it was originally intended. Terra Mare Conservation of Charleston, SC has finished restoration of “Emerging” by Atlanta sculptor Mark Smith as part of the Renew Atlanta ongoing effort to revitalize public sculpture in the city. Read the full article here.