Box 21, Folder 45, Document 13

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ATLANTA
SU I TE11 30
COMMERCE BU I LD IN G
A TLANTA, GEORG I A 30303
TRAFFIC AND SAFETY COUNCIL
688 · 3 4 1 1
A Citizen s ' Organizati on D evote d to Traffic Impr ovement and Accid e nt Pr evention
August 7, 1967
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr .
Mayor
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Ivan:
A limited amount of funds will be available shortly through the new NationaLHighway Safety Bureau. Of the $1,067,158 apportioned for Georgia , forty pe rcent will
b e available to local governments. Those who apply first will be given first consideration.
Th e application or applications are to be sent through the State Highway Safety Co ordinator and must be endorsed by the head of the local government concerned.
It would seem that with the limited number of dollars available and the "first come,
first serve" consideration, it would be advisable for the several Atlanta departments
which might qualify for these funds to meet promptly and agree on one to two proj ects to be submitted. Application forms are expected to be ready in approximat e ly
two weeks and applications will be accepted approximately Sept ember 1.
I would guess that Atlanta would be fortunate if it received as much as $100,000 from
this source. This money is on a "fifty-fifty matching" basis but a number of items
the City is now carrying out can be used to make up Atlanta's share. Consequently,
the fede ral funds will be extra money for which the City will not have to appropriate
matching funds beyond that money already being sp ent.
Some ite ms which could qualify for th e se funds include expanding traffic court facili ties; identifying and improving high accident locations; improving traffic r e cords
and accident records systems; studies pertaining to road design, construction and
maintenance; studies concerning traffic control devic e s; and nearly any phas e of ex p a nding driver education. Expressly excluded from eligibility is any type of construct ion or maintenance costs and, at this tim e, the costs of tra ffic signal equipment . I
have re queste d a ruling from the National Bure au on this last itern and it might yet
be included .
GE O R G E
G OODW I N, PRESID E NT
B I LL C . WA I NW RI G H T , MRS . L UCILLE S . HUFFMAN, VICE PRESIDENTS
C. A. MC N A I R . TREASURER
EDMUND W . HUGHES, MANAGING DIRECT OR
�The Honorable Iva n Allen, Jr.
August 7 , 1967
Page Two
While in Washington a few days ago I talked at length with officials of the Bureau
of Public Roads regarding a program through which a substantial part of Atlanta's
traffic engineering expenditures would be eligible for fifty-fifty matching federal
dollars . I will send you information concerning this other program within the
next couple of days, after I have rece ive d the notes and material from that meeting.
Sincerely ,
Edmund W. Hughes
Managing Director
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