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  • 1. Resources• BATMA www.batma.org• Facebook www.facebook.com/buckheadtma• Slideshare www.slideshare.net/buckhead• Youtube www.youtube.com/LivableBuckhead• “the buc” www.bucride.com• Livable Buckhead www.livablebuckhead.org• Buckhead CID www.buckheadcid.com• Ride match www.myridesmart.com• Commuter Rewards www.logyourcommute.org• MARTA www.itsmarta.com• Gwinnet Co. Transit www.gctransit.com• Xpress Bus www.xpressga.com• Cobb Co. Transit www.cobbdot.org/cct.htm• Peach Pass www.peachpass.com• Express Lanes www.georgiatolls.com/programs/i-85-express-lanes/• Tony Peters tony@livablebuckhead.org• Scott Cantrell scott@batma.org
  • 2. GA 400 Corridor Improvement Projects Anticipated Schedule: Estimated Funding Needed: 2 years for construction (open 2014) $40,000,000 Description: A. I-85/GA 400 Connector Ramps Project includes construction of two new single lane interchange ramps: one to I-85 SB Lenox Roa Lenox Roa serve I-85 southbound to GA To 400 northbound traffic and GA 400 NB dd one to serve GA 400 southbound to I-85 GA GA northbound traffic. This will 400 400 address the lack of direct Sidney Marc us Boule vard ay connection between GA 400 ig hw ordH and I-85. These new ramps Buf are projected to reduce traffic along local streets and to improve travel times and I -85 safety along GA 400, I-85, and other impacted roadways. GA 400 SBNote: Final project descriptions are subject to the development process and environmental clearances. To Existing Route I-85 NB Proposed Route
  • 3. overview: I-85 ExprEss LanEsThe United States Department of Transportation awarded a $110 million grant tothe Atlanta region to support a $182 million pilot project through the CongestionReduction Demonstration Program. Investments are aimed at providing trip timereliability, commuter choices, and regional transit enhancements, including 11 newor expanded park-and-ride facilities, 82 new passenger coach buses, and expansion ofGRTA’s Xpress bus service.Park-and-Ride Lots and Express Bus Routes 985 Hamilton Mill I-985 and SR 20 85 For more information, please visit: Mall of Georgia www.peachpass.com Contact: 85 Cedars Road Malika Reed Wilkins Director of Marketing & Discover Mills Communications 316 Legend State Road and Tollway Authority 404-893-6103 or Existing or mwilkins@georgiatolls.com Indian Trail Planned Park- 285 and-Ride Lots Karlene Barron Existing and Director of Communications, Planned Express Bus Routes Georgia Department of I-85 Express Lanes Transportation 404-631-1824 or kbarron@dot.ga.govPhase I of the program will focus on the conversion of the existing High Occupancy William MeckeVehicle (HOV) lanes to Express Lanes in the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, Deputy Director of Communications Georgia Regional Transportationstretching approximately 16 miles along the I-85 corridor from Chamblee Tucker AuthorityRoad, just south of I-285, to Old Peachtree Road in Gwinnett County. Vehicles that 404-463-3011 orwill be able to use the Express Lanes toll-free include: wmecke@grta.org • Transit vehicles • Carpools with three or more occupants • Motorcycles • Emergency vehicles • Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV) with the proper AFV license plate (does not include hybrid vehicles)Vehicles with fewer than three occupants, including solo drivers, will be able tochoose whether to use the free general purpose lanes or pay for a more reliable trip inthe Express Lanes. Tolls will be collected via Peach Pass, a small, thin electronic tollcollection device similar to the Cruise Card that adheres to a vehicle windshield (seephoto). With the most advanced tolling technology available, customers will be ableto use their Peach Pass or Cruise Card on the I-85 Express Lanes when they open insummer 2011. 02-2011
  • 4. Regional Transit Enhancements• $122 million of potential transit investments – Doubles Xpress service in the I- 85 Corridor – Supports Xpress facilities throughout the region – 21 new Xpress coaches, support for more in the future if needed• $60 million in roadside investments4 www.PeachPass.com
  • 5. Alternative commute options Carpool Vanpool Transit Telework Alternative Work Schedules Bike Walk
  • 6. Incentives First Timers Cash for Commuters Carpoolers, Vanpoolers, Walkers, Bikers, Teleworkers and Transit $3/Day Users Earn $3/day up to $100. Log on batma.org to track commute Occasional Users Commuter Rewards Log your commute on batma.org and get put in drawing to win $25$25/Month Drawing Visa Gift Card The more you log, the more you win. 1/10 chance to win Carpool Extreme Users Carpoolers automatically receive $20, 40, and $60 gas cards Log at least 30 trips (15 round trips) on batma.org$20, $40, $60/MonthVanpool Subsidies Vanpool Subsidy $75, $90, $100 Covers half of expenses. Full cost can be $200 or more Includes van and maintenance costs Flat Fare/Month Guaranteed Ride Home provides commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike or use transit with a reliable ride home if an unexpected event occurs up to 5 trips home or to their car each year Provided by the division of the Atlanta Regional Commission Federal funding for the GRH program is provided through the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).
  • 7. www.atlantaregionalroundtable.com Traffic Relief Is In Your Hands Key Points The Transportation Investment Act of 2010 created the opportunity • All money raised for residents to vote on a penny sales tax to support transportation in the region, improvements throughout the Atlanta region. All funds raised will stay in stays in the the 10-county region and can be used to support a wide range of projects region. that would combat congestion. • The list of projects Transportation Investment Act of 2010: Why Now? is developed by local officials and Metro Atlanta faces a transportation funding crisis. Revenues from gas voted on by the taxes, the primary source of federal and state funding, are declining public. as cars become more fuel efficient. In fact, 70 percent of the region’s transportation funding will be spent to simply maintain the existing • 15 percent of all roads and systems over the next 30 years, leaving little room for funds raised in expansion. This means that as the region grows, congestion will worsen. the region will The Transportation Investment Act can inject critical funds to maintain go directly to our region’s competitive advantage. local jurisdictions to use on any transportation How Regional Transportation Funding Works projects they The Transportation Investment Act calls for the formation of a Regional choose. Roundtable, made up of county commissioners and mayors from all counties. Projects to be considered for funding by the referendum have been • Without new submitted by local governments throughout the region. Georgia Department transportation resources, our of Transportation’s Planning Director considers these submissions as he region’s economic creates and delivers an unconstrained list to the Roundtable. future is at risk. With input from residents, the Roundtable will work through the summer and fall of 2011 to select a list of regionally significant, priority • Metro Atlantans transportation projects that could realistically be funded with the sales may not get tax revenue over a 10-year period. The list will include transit, roads, another chance safety, pedestrian and bike improvements and technology updates and to say “yes” to will be finalized in October 2011. In July 2012, residents will decide traffic solutions for years. whether or not to approve a penny sales tax to support these projects. The Atlanta Region: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties
  • 8. Atlanta Regional Roundtable CommitmentThe Atlanta Regional Roundtable is committed to an open and transparent process that creates aregional project list that: • Considers transportation projects that create significant regional impact, yet reflects the unique conditions of different areas in the region • Values connectivity across the region • Is multimodal • Relieves congestion, expands transportation options and creates jobs • Can be delivered on time and on budget • Reflects the community’s priorities as gathered through extensive community input • Is a strategic piece of a larger effort to dramatically improve mobility and advance PLAN 2040, the regional transportation, transit and land use plan • Leverages the maximum amount of federal funds available to the region • Creates short term and long term solutions to Atlanta’s transportation problems • Serves all segments of the region’s diverse population through comprehensive solutions • Uses technology where appropriate to improve efficiency and safety • Considers connections to adjoining regionsThe list will complement and supplement existing transportation and land use plans. It will positionAtlanta to compete for businesses and jobs while improving the quality of life, reducing traffic congestion and enhancing safety.Adopted June 9, 2011 Atlanta Regional Roundtable Milestones