Atlanta Fast-Tracks Its Sustainable Transportation Goals

The City of Atlanta is putting itself on a fast track to meeting its climate action goals with the creation of the City’s first Department of Transportation (ATLDOT). Launched by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms this past November alongside the One Atlanta Strategic Transportation Plan, the newly formed department has hit the ground running with a suite of policies and projects that center safety, equity, and sustainability in order to ensure that the City’s transportation system serves all residents as best it can.

In Partnership with Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), the City of Atlanta is in the midst of making an unprecedented $3 billion investment to transform its transit system via the More MARTA program funded by Atlanta voters in 2016. Just last week, Atlanta’s City Council took a major step forward by passing legislation authorizing ATLDOT to implement transit-only lanes on three key transit corridors.