We were thrilled to hear Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announce she is creating an Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATL DOT) at the 2019 State of the City.
We've advocated for the creation of a City of Atlanta department dedicated to transportation for two years, through our 2017 policy platform, our mayoral forum, and as members of the ATL DOT stakeholder committee. In fact, we were asking for it informally even before then, once we realized that planning and implementation needed to fall under the same authority and leadership.
Thanks to the smart, tireless, and humble work of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Councilmember Andre Dickens, we are now closer than ever to the dream of safe, equitable mobility.
We're proud of the advocacy work that's gotten Atlanta this far. None of this would be possible without the support of our members. JOIN TODAY to support our continued work on this issue.
We want a Department of Transportation that truly embodies the future of Atlanta's transportation network: safety, equity, and mobility. We will push for equity and safety to be the core values of both the new department and the person who will lead it. Our new ATL DOT leader needs to be someone with a deep understanding of history and a clear vision for the future.
Transportation is the underpinning of our daily lives - get it right, and we barely notice it. Get it wrong, and we harm communities and degrade our quality of life.