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In Case You Missed It: 15th Street Extension Public Information Open House Recap

On November 8, 2018, Midtown Alliance hosted a public information open house meeting to inform the public on the upcoming plans for the 15th Street Extension project. The meeting was held at 999 Peachtree Street, in the 5th floor conference room. Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST and Georgia Department of Transportation representatives were in attendance. The community was… Read more

In Case You Missed It: Howell Mill Complete Street Update Community Meeting Recap

On October 11, 2018, Council Member Dustin Hillis hosted a community meeting to discuss the Howell Mill Complete Street Project. The meeting was held at Northside Church of God on Harper Street at Defoor. Council Member Andre Dickens and Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST representatives were in attendance. The community was able to view the proposed plans for… Read more

In Case You Missed It: North Avenue Complete Street Open House Event Recap

On October 2, 2018, Renew Atlanta hosted an open house event to discuss the North Avenue Complete Street project. The meeting was held at 755 North Apartments on North Avenue, along with representatives from Renew Atlanta, Council Member Farokhi and Council President Moore were in attendance. The community was able to view the proposed plans… Read more

In Case You Missed It: Childress Bridge Groundbreaking Ceremony

On June 20, 2018, Councilmembers Marci Overstreet (CD 11) and Matt Westmoreland (Post 2 At-Large) joined Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST Horizontal Program Management Officer, Michele Wynn, and community members to break ground on the Childress Drive Bridge project.

City of Atlanta TSPLOST and Buckhead CID Partner on Buckhead Signal Technology

The City of Atlanta is partnering with Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID) and other partners, to install intelligent traffic signal controls that will provide real-time response to changing traffic conditions and optimize traffic flow second-by-second. The signal system deployment is being funded by the City’s TSPLOST program.

Website Maintenance + May 2018 Master Schedule

We are currently unable to upload documents to the Renew Atlanta website. However, this should not interfere with your ability to use the website or interactive map. While we work to resolve this issue, please click the icon below to access the May 2018 Master Schedule of projects.

UGA wins Ted Turner Drive Resilience Corridor Challenge

One of Atlanta’s most historic corridors, named after one of its most prominent citizens, will undergo a redesign focused on emphasizing its culture, environment and economy thanks to the input of students from the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design.

Yoga in the Park

Happy Vibrations Yoga presents “Yoga in the Park” class every other Wednesday in Council District 4. 

Public Meeting #3 Recap: Dekalb Avenue Complete Street Project

On April 18, 2018, Renew Atlanta hosted the third public meeting to discuss the Dekalb Avenue Complete Street project at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center. Alongside project managers, City of Atlanta Council members Amir Farokhi (District 2), Natalyn Archibong (District 5), Matt Westmoreland (Post 2 at-Large), and Andre Dickens (Post 3 at-Large), welcomed… Read more

Atlanta Streets Alive drew 74K, called key step toward safer DeKalb Avenue

In early April, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) hosted the first Atlanta Streets Alive festival of 2018, on a 4.5-mile route connecting downtown to Lake Claire and Kirkwood. Roughly 74,000 attendees showed up, per ABC estimates. Tomorrow Renew Atlanta will host the third Dekalb Avenue Complete Street public meeting to discuss safety concerns alone the… Read more

Upcoming Event: Atlanta Streets Alive – Eastside Route

Join Renew Atlanta & TSPLOST on Sunday, April 8th, for the first Atlanta Streets Alive event of the year! Our booth will be located at the corner of Oakdale Road and Dekalb Avenue, near the Edgewood-Candler-Park MARTA Station bus shelter.

City of Atlanta Releases First Annual Bicycle Report

The City of Atlanta’s first annual Bicycle Report details the city’s progress toward its goal of becoming a bicycle-friendly community, using funds from the $250 million Renew Atlanta Bond program that voters approved in March 2015. Read the official City of Atlanta press release and view the 2017 Annual Bicycle Report.

Press Release: City of Atlanta North Avenue Smart Corridor Earns National Recognition Award

The City of Atlanta today announced that the North Avenue Smart Corridor has earned a National Recognition Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition. This is the fourth major award for the North Avenue Smart Corridor, which is funded by the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond. Read the… Read more

Renew Atlanta Receives ACEC National Award for North Avenue Smart Corridor

The Renew Atlanta Bond and ATKINS partnership project has earned national recognition in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition – also known as the “Academy Awards of the engineering industry”. The annual EEA competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and… Read more

Atlanta prepares to launch more ‘Smart Corridors’

We may not be flying to and from work like George Jetson was in the year 2062, but Atlanta continues to lead the way in efforts to become a “Smart City. Atlanta leaders launched the first “Smart Corridor,” with the latest technology along North Avenue. Watch the full story on Good Day Atlanta.

Transportation improvements continue in Midtown

The recent passage of Atlanta’s Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax has created significant funding for improvements in the city. Read more on the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Faye DiMassimo and Regan Hammond Make “100 Influential Women to Know” List

Congratulations to two of our team members who are featured in the January/February 2018 issue of Engineering Georgia magazine. Both our General Manager, Faye DiMassimo, and Project Manager/Special Projects Coordinator, Regan Hammond, were recognized as two of the 100 Influential Women to Know. The complete list can be found here.

Bus rapid transit line proposed to link Midtown, former Turner Field

MARTA is leading a plan for a nearly $50 million project to create a 9.4-mile bus rapid transit line connecting Midtown’s Arts Center station to Summerhill, the 72-acre redevelopment of Turner Field anchored by Georgia State University. In an October letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation, then-Mayor Kasim Reed said the city of Atlanta would… Read more

Can The Private Sector Help Cities Stop Traffic Deaths?

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… Read more

In Case You Missed It: ​Mayor Kasim Reed Unveils TravelSafely™ App ​Recap

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.

​Mayor Kasim Reed to Celebrate Launch of TravelSafely App™

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… Read more

Why Downtown Parking Garages May Be Headed for Extinction

“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… Read more

Mayor Reed Announces $4.4 Million for New Public Art in Atlanta

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… Read more

Atlanta City Council Approves $2.2M for Chastain Park path

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.

Municipal Court Pedestrian Bridge Information Session & Overview

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.

In Case You Missed It: Martin Luther King, Jr. Natatorium Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Recap

On October 30, 2017, the City of Atlanta’s Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST programs and the Department of Parks & Recreation joined Mayor Kasim Reed; Dr. Bernice King; Department of Parks & Recreation Commissioner, Amy Phuong; Renew Atlanta Vertical Program Management Officer, Garfield Peart; and City Council member Natalyn Archibong (District 5), to host the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation… Read more

Atlanta Looks to Position Itself as a Tech Leader

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… Read more

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… Read more

In Case You Missed It: North Avenue Smart Corridor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Recap

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… Read more