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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 07/03/12
Mayor Kasim Reed Applauds Atlanta City Council’s Resolution Supporting Local Transportation Project List
ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed applauded the Atlanta City Council for passing a resolution on Monday endorsing Atlanta’s transportation project list for the discretionary 15 percent portion of the upcoming Regional Transportation Referendum.
“The 15 percent list will lead to improvements in virtually every neighborhood across the City of Atlanta,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “It reflects the needs of our residents and will be a down payment for better infrastructure, sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bicycle lanes for every part of our city.”
If the Regional Transportation Referendum passes on July 31, it is estimated that $7.2 billion will be invested over a 10-year period across the 10-county Atlanta metropolitan region with 15 percent going directly to municipalities. The City of Atlanta is expected to receive more than $9 million every year for 10 years, or about $94 million total dedicated for local projects.
More than 93 percent of Atlanta residents will be within a half-mile of these projects. Some of the projects in Atlanta’s 15 percent list include additional funding for multi-use paths and trails, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, increased street lighting, and sidewalk and ADA ramp installations and repairs. City of Atlanta planning leaders presented the list to the public at a series of briefings across the city and held a final presentation for public comment on June 5 at Atlanta City Hall.
A complete list of the proposed projects for Atlanta’s 15 percent list can be found here.
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