Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is hosting U.S. Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Christopher Coes, Senator Jon Ossoff, and Congresswoman Nikema Williams for a visit and press conference highlighting the Trails to Transit: Reconnecting Atlanta Communities project. The event includes the presentation of a $25 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant to the City of Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. for 2.2 miles of multi-use trail. It is the largest federal grant in BeltLine history.
The new trail will mark the first time the Atlanta BeltLine trail will connect to a MARTA transit station (at Lindbergh Center), fulfilling the vision to connect with the region’s larger transportation network. It also will knit together the regional trail network, affordable housing, and job centers across a complex series of transportation barriers and build a safer and more equitable transportation system by closing a key gap in the regional trail network. The event is part of a series of RAISE visits in Georgia.
· Christopher Coes, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation
· Jon Ossoff, U.S. Senator
· Nikema Williams, U.S. Congresswoman
· Clyde Higgs, President and CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
· Solomon Caviness, Commissioner, Atlanta Department of Transportation
· Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan
· Representative from Mayor Andre Dickens’ office (invited)
· Monday, July 24, 2023
· 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Media please arrive by 2:30 p.m. to set up)
· Following the press conference, media interviews will be available
GPS to 415 Plasters Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 and continue down Mayson St. toward railroad tracks. Event will begin where NET Segments 2 and 3 meet at the end of Mayson St.
About Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s vision is to be the catalyst for making Atlanta a global beacon for equitable, inclusive, and sustainable city life. As one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, the Atlanta BeltLine is building a more socially and economically resilient Atlanta with our partner organizations and host communities through job creation, inclusive transportation systems, affordable housing, and public spaces for all. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.
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