Atlanta — Aug 09, 2023
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Board today approved an amendment to the region’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that allocates $66.4 million in federal funding for 27 transportation projects across the region. This update incorporates new discretionary grant funding from Congress and U.S. Department of Transportation.
“The federal funds allocated through this Transportation Improvement Plan update will bring to life innovative projects that promise to transform our region by reconnecting neighborhoods, improving safety, creating new parks and green spaces, and offering new ways to travel by walking or bicycling,” said Anna Roach, Executive Director & CEO of ARC.
Midtown Connector Improvement Scoping Study
The Midtown Connector Project received $3.2 million in Congressionally Directed Spending funds to continue planning the proposed 17-acre park over the Downtown Connector that will reconnect the east and west sides of Midtown, increase access for walkers and bicyclists, improve safety, and provide environmental benefits like stormwater retention and improved air quality.
Five Points MARTA Station Transformation
MARTA received a $25 million federal grant through the Rebuilding America Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, or RAISE, program to transform Five Points rail station in downtown Atlanta to boost safety, improve connectivity, and enhance the overall experience for downtown residents and visitors.
Big Creek Greenway Community Connectivity Study
The City of Roswell received $2 million through the Reconnecting Communities program to conduct a scoping and feasibility study to reconnect the Liberty Square neighborhood to the greater Roswell community by extending the Big Creek Greenway. Liberty Square, a historically disadvantaged community, was divided from the rest of Roswell in the 1950s by the construction of Georgia 400.
East Point Multimodal Path
The City of East Point received $1.75 in Congressionally Directed Spending funds for preliminary engineering of a 1.4-mile multimodal path, which will connect Sumner Park to Virginia Avenue by way of a multiuse path along Bobby Brown Parkway and Norman Berry Drive.
Singleton Road Corridor Technology Improvements
Gwinnett County received $1.1 million grant through the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) program to install safety technologies along Singleton Road, from Indian Trail Lilburn Road to Jimmy Carter Boulevard. This includes signal priority to improve transit vehicle safety and efficiency, and “passive pedestrian” detection that improves pedestrian safety at traffic signals.
The Transportation Improvement Program is the mechanism by which federal, state, and local funds are approved for all significant surface transportation projects and programs in the region The TIP is updated several times throughout the year, as projects change or new funding becomes available. This update is required to incorporate new discretionary grant funding from Congress and U.S. Department of Transportation.
For more information, download an executive summary or visit Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
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The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 11-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 75 other cities. The Atlanta Regional Commission’s mission is to foster thriving communities for all within the Atlanta region through collaborative, data-informed planning and investments.
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