Box 6, Folder 9, Document 14

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CITY OF .ATL~TT.A
CITY HALL
June 23, 196 9
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS , Administrati ve Assi st ant
MRS . ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Li aison
Mr. John A. Volpe
Secretary o'f Transportation
Washington, D. C.
Mr. C. C. Villarreal, Administrator
Department of Transportation
Urban Mass Transportation Administration
Washington, D. C. 20590
Gentlemen:
Atlanta's Central Area has and will continue to experience a growth rate
that only a handful of cities in the world have ever experienced. Employment,
travel and other Central City activities will double between 1961 and 1983.
Obviously, this growth will impose many transportation and development
problems.
Over the years, the cooperative efforts of public agencies and private groups,
working toward mutually agreed-upon goals, have resulted in the devel b pment
of Atlanta as the Southeast's premier metropolis. Although we take pride
in our generation's accomplishments, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels.
We must instead redouble our efforts in the future to assure that the dynamic
growth which lies immediately ahead will be relevantly planned and developed
for the citizens of tomorrow.
The Atlanta Area Transportation Policy Committee through its respective
staffs and consultants has worked closely with the Urban Mass Transit
Administration staff and its consultants in the development of a series of
logical decisions on procedures to be followed relative to a trans port~tion
p r ogram for technical study. The transportation program for technical study
is characterized by :
�Messrs. Volpe and Villarreal
Pag e Two
June 23, 1969
1.
The continuation of the Atlanta Area Transportation
Study (AA TS) Plan, approved in principle and adopted
as a guide to be followed by the Atlanta Area Transportation
Study Policy Committee and the City of Atlanta.
2.
Synchronization of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit
Authority's (MAR TA) proposed application for tech_nical
studies with Item 1 above.
3.
Synchronization of the Central Area Study, a sub-area
transportation study for the Central Area of Atlanta with
Item 1 above. This is a unique team effort between the
City of Atlanta and Atlanta's business community.
As mentioned earlier , the Atlanta Area Transportation Study has been adopted
as a guide to be followed for further transportation studies. This action
provides an important step in Atlanta's history and link with the Central City
Transportation Project. Though we have talked in the past in theory and
fact about our urban transportation problems and solutions, we have never
had the resources or opportunity to_follow through with them. The Central
City Transportation Project would afford us an opportunity and the necessary
resources to test transportation approaches and so lutions, such as our
11 busways proposal",
and further to detail improvements to our transportation
network.
The CCT team of consultants headed by Arthur D. Little; Skidmore, O wens
and Merrill; Wilbur Smith and A s sociates; and the Real Estate Research
Corporation has worked very well with our local public and private agencies
in the developme nt of Phase 1 of this undertakin g. We would like to take
this opportunity to thank you and your staff for allowing the City of Atlanta
to participate along with the above consultants in Phase 1 of the Central
City Transportation Project. It has proven to be most meaningful to us.
.
The Department of Transportation is also to be commended for its · keen
awareness and willingness to tackle the transportation problems of urban
cities. The CCT project can be most h e lpful to the City of Atlanta in the
development of local transportation and related programs. In addition, the
experience gained here can be of great help to you and your department in
developing subsequent transportation policies which. will lead toward meeting
our national transportation goals.
�Messrs. Volpe and Villarreal
Page Three
June 23, 1969
We are very proud of the comprehensive, broad based transportation
planning efforts being conduct e d here in Atlanta. We would earnestly
request that Atlanta be included as one of those cities to be studied under
Phase II of the Central Cities Transportation project. In our view, this
project serves to compliment the planning effort now being put forth in
the Atlanta region.
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Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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William Maynard, Ch
AA TS Policy Committee
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