Growth and Development Related Releases
The Atlanta Regional Commission has included funding in its draft 2003-05 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), clearing a major hurdle in efforts to provide a light rail route along the South DeKalb-Atlanta-Emory University corridor. The draft TIP allocates $2.5 million for the study, to be split between fiscal years 2004-05.
In partnership with Georgia Power, Emory University is a pilot site for a fleet of Ford Think electric cars. Following a meeting of Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association (CCTMA), board members and their guests will be invited to take a spin in a Think car. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002.
Emory University has been recognized by the National Wildlife Federation for its achievements in developing an environmentally sustainable campus. In a national survey report of nearly 900 college campuses, Emory was acknowledged specifically as a leader in water conservation.
Emory University commits more than $1 million annually to an aggressive alternative transportation program to alleviate traffic congestion and improve air quality.
Emory University's goal of developing alternatives to the automobile received a major boost recently when the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the university $225,000 to fund quick-charging stations for electric vehicles.
Emory University's efforts and success at carefully planned growth and alternative transportation initiatives have resulted in a special honor: U.S. Senator Max Cleland (D-GA) has selected Emory as the site for an Aug. 25 field tour for the U.S. Senate Smart Growth Task Force. Georgia Governor Roy Barnes will be a special guest and speaker at the event.
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