ATL and ARC announce open houses for regional plans

The Atlanta Transit Link Authority (ATL) and Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) have announced upcoming open houses for their respective regional plans. ATL is completing their inaugural regional transit plan after the agency’s creation in 2018 and ARC is completing a ten year update to the Atlanta region’s plan. ATL Authority Regional Transit Plan The Atlanta... Continue Reading →

Residents prioritize Bethlehem Road interchange but a partisan split has the project stalled

In a recent poll conducted by Moving Henry Forward, local residents ranked the proposed Bethlehem Road interchange as one of their top priorities among planned transportation projects in the county, but a partisan split on the board of commissioners has stalled the project. County commissioners tabled a contract to award preliminary engineering for the interchange... Continue Reading →

Cherokee and Henry Counties lead regional growth

Blue dots represent single-family building permits issued in 2018. (ARC map) The 2019 population estimates are in from the Atlanta Regional Commission, and Henry County continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in metro Atlanta. The most recent estimate shows Henry County at 240,900 residents, a 2.6% increase (6,100). The addition of 6,100... Continue Reading →

ARC opens TIP Project Solicitation

The Atlanta Regional Commission started accepting applications this week from local governments to receive federal dollars towards transportation projects. Over $450 million dollars are available to be awarded over the next six fiscal years. The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Project Solicitation is conducted biannually by the ARC to award funding for roadway projects, public transit... Continue Reading →

Chair Wood named vice-chair for ARC transportation committee

Henry County Chair June Wood has been named the vice-chair of the transportation and air quality committee, a policy committee within the Atlanta Regional Commission. The 35-member committee, chaired by Gwinnett County Commission Chair Charlotte Nash, is comprised of local elected officials, state and regional agency representatives, and local citizens representing the 18-county metropolitan planning... Continue Reading →

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