Atlanta Releases Strategic Plan For Its Department Of Transportation
Atlanta's newly created department of transportation unveiled its strategic plan this week.
One of its goals is to eliminate pedestrian fatalities in the next three years.
Josh Rowan, who currently oversees the cities T-SPLOST program, was also chosen as the department’s first commissioner.
“I think of a system that all users, whether they're using four wheels, two wheels, or no wheels at all can move efficiently through the city of Atlanta in a safe manner and have the freedom that transportation provides,” Rowan said after being introduced by city’s mayor.
According to city officials, more than 70% of Atlanta's pedestrian deaths occur on just 6% of its roadways.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the creation of the department back in March.
"It really is about consolidating the man and woman power that we already have throughout the city," Bottoms said at the time of the department’s creation. "And making sure we are able to deliver in the way we should."
The department will also be working with MARTA as part to achieve goals set in the More MARTA plan.