Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)

Electric Revolution

A remarkable and deliberate shift occurred in Georgia’s automotive industry over the past five years and accelerated in the last 24 months. Seemingly almost out of nowhere, an entire electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem began to flourish. Since 2020, the state…

Visions Become Reality

With passage of the bipartisan infrastructure law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) in November 2021 and the promise of federal infrastructure funds flowing to the states, self-taxing community improvement districts (CIDs) are in a sweet spot. Their mission, typically projects…

Improving Livability

Peachtree Road, Atlanta’s signature street running through the heart of Buckhead, desperately needed a makeover. “Peachtree had become a ‘traffic sewer’ and was not attractive, and people did not want to walk along it,” says Jim Durrett, the Buckhead Community…

Making a Difference

Somewhat surprisingly, it was business as usual for Cobb County’s three community improvement districts (CIDs) last year. “If anything it was busier from a logistics perspective,” says Tracy Rathbone Styf, executive director of the Town Center CID. “We worked remotely,…