Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Benjamin Limmer as Transportation Director, a role that leads the planning, programming and project delivery for the Atlanta BeltLine’s transit and street improvement program. In this capacity, Mr. Limmer will lead the effort to implement the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine transit loop with the Atlanta Streetcar crosstown network, as well as the implementation of Atlanta BeltLine 46-mile streetscape program and accompanying elements of the Connect Atlanta Transportation Plan.
EPA Joins Kimberly Clark in Recognizing Professional Truck Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the American Trucking Associations, Kimberly Clark and the entire trucking industry, is taking this week to honor the 3.1 million professional truck drivers that deliver America’s freight safely and securely everyday.
500 Park Enthusiasts to Gather in Historic Fourth Ward Park
Park Pride, an Atlanta-based nonprofit working with communities to improve parks and greenspace in their neighborhoods, is commemorating its 25th Anniversary at The Picnic for Parks. The event, expected to draw 500 attendees, will recognize the corporate volunteers who have aided the organization in reaching over 500,000 service hours improving parks.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will join a consortium of federal, state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, and industry to hold the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) Ninth Annual Partners Meeting in Atlanta on September 23-24, 2014. The SEDC will also host a preconference workshop on September 22nd which will focus on Successful Communication and Outreach strategies. The SEDC is a public-private partnership composed of stakeholders from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Provides fun, family outdoor activities
Southern Conservation Trust is hosting “Hike & Like”, an afternoon of free family outdoor fun on Sunday, September 28th at Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City, GA. Activities beginning at 2:00 PM include trail hiking, treasure hunt, and prizes.
Week of events scheduled to educate and inspire Georgia drivers to consider electric transportation
Georgia Power is joining other electric utilities, automotive companies, nonprofit organizations, elected officials and thousands of electric vehicle (EV) fans across the country to mark National Drive Electric Week September 15 – 21. The annual celebration, which started as a single day of events in 2011, has since grown to a weeklong series of events across the country highlighting the benefits of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. National Drive Electric Week is especially exciting for Georgians as Atlanta is currently ranked as the number two market for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles nationwide with more EVs on the road every day.