Atlanta Street Car Update – Next Test Monday 10/20 11pm

ATLANTA STREETCAR’S SECOND TRAFFIC SIGNAL INTEGRATION TEST SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 20 

Overnight test may cause delays along route

On Monday, October 20, 2014, the Atlanta Streetcar will conduct its second traffic signal interface system test – to ensure adjustments made to the timing of signals will accommodate the streetcars, motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

The test will begin at 11 p.m. and go until the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 21. Streetcars will be travelling along the entire 2.7 mile loop of the system; the Atlanta Police Department will be escorting the vehicle and there will be rolling closures. Motorists are advised to find alternate routes while the testing is taking place.

Motorists are also reminded that vehicles along the streetcar route need to be parked fully within the white lines of the parking spaces, and that double-parking is not allowed. Illegally parked vehicles along the route will be ticketed and/or towed.

The Atlanta Streetcar is a collaborative effort among Atlanta’s political, business and transit communities to bring to fruition critical infrastructure that will connect the metro area and the greater region. Partnership and innovation, key qualifiers for the federal government’s TIGER II Discretionary Grant program, are exhibited by this joint effort involving the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, and MARTA.

 

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NPU Land Use October – NEW LOCATION

The location of the meeting has changed to the Arts and Crafts room at the Cosby Spear Senior Highrise at 355 North Ave. Map:

You can enter on North or Linden. Dial into the front desk from the gate or pedestrian entrance. You can enter at the door adjacent to the parking lot. You will have to dial in again at this door. Once you enter, walk past the front desk, turn left, and walk to the back room beyond the pool table. If you have any issues, give me a call (my phone # is below).

Agenda

Let me know if you have questions,
Rashid Z. Muhammad

chair@npumatlanta.org / 678-595-2582

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District and Cluster Planning Survey – 10/17 Deadline

Sorry for the late notice, but please complete this survey for Atlanta Public Schools – Deadline Friday 10/17/14

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Fm9mTYQYtnk9mJ3W2sBoVFGNFgIHFl5RZ5_5Lmhb93c/viewform?c=0&w=1

Stakeholder feedback is a critical component of this planning process. This survey will provide you with the opportunity to share your opinion with APS about the approaches you feel should be included in the cluster plan for your community. In addition, your feedback is needed regarding our continued work as we select an operating model and develop the district strategic plan. We appreciate your candid responses, which will be anonymous.

Cluster Planning

Atlanta Public Schools is beginning the planning process for the purpose of defining the future direction for each school cluster within the district. The goal of the cluster planning process is to build stronger schools and clusters to ensure that high quality academics and focused programming exist across the district. Charter school stakeholders should provide feedback for the cluster in which you reside.

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NPU M – Officer Elections November 24, 2014

Elections for the 2015 Calendar year will be held at the November 24, 2014 General Membership meeting.  Interested in serving?  All positions are available.

If you are interested in stepping up and serving, contact the nomination committee

  • Wayne Reimer – education@npumatlanta.org
  • Matthew Jones – vicechair@npumatlanta.org
  • Bobby Graham – nationaldivine@yahoo.com
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Streetcar testing continues 10/13 and 10/15

On Monday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 15, 2014, the Atlanta Streetcars will be conducting further tests to ensure the integration of vehicles, power, communications, and traffic and train signal controls.

The test on Monday, October 13, will have two streetcars coupled together, to test the towing ability of the cars. Most of this testing will take place along Edgewood Avenue and Fort Street, by the Atlanta Streetcar Vehicle Maintenance Facility.

The test will begin at 11 p.m. and go until the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 14. The Atlanta Police Department will be escorting the streetcar and rolling closures may be necessary.  Traffic along Edgewood Avenue and Fort Street may be delayed; motorists are advised to find alternate routes while the testing is taking place.

The second test, which will be on Wednesday, October 15, will look at the traffic signal interface system.

 

The test will begin at 11 p.m. and go until the early morning hours of Thursday, October 16. Streetcars will be travelling along the entire 2.7 mile loop of the system; the Atlanta Police Department will be escorting the vehicle and there will be rolling closures. Motorists are advised to find alternate routes while the testing is taking place.

 

Drivers are also reminded that vehicles along the streetcar route need to be parked fully within the white lines of the parking spaces, and that double-parking is not allowed. Illegally parked vehicles along the route will be ticketed and/or towed.

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Early voting STARTS TODAY 10/13/14

See more information including locations/hours by clicking here.  Voting is not your right, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!

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Atlanta Street Car Update

MORE ATLANTA STREETCAR TESTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 6 AND 9

Two tests next week will have streetcars traveling at up to 25 m.p.h.

On Monday, October 6 and Thursday, October 9, 2014, the Atlanta Streetcars will undergo two more key tests to get ready for passenger service.

The test on Monday, October 6, will be an incremental speed test where one streetcar will operate along the right-of-way at speeds of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 miles per hour. This test is to verify that the overhead power system is supplying adequate power to maintain vehicle performance. The streetcar will complete five circuits of the entire 2.7-mile route, starting on Auburn Avenue at Fort Street.

The test will begin at 11 p.m. and go until the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 7. The Atlanta Police Department will be escorting the streetcar and rolling closures will take place along the route. Motorists are advised that traffic may be delayed, and they may need to use alternate routes while the testing is taking place.

Drivers are also reminded that vehicles along the streetcar route need to be parked fully within the white lines of the parking spaces, and that double-parking is not allowed. Illegally parked vehicles along the route will be ticketed and/or towed.

The second test, which will be on Thursday, October 9, will test the system’s electric power system. For this test three Atlanta Streetcars will be loaded with 28,000 pounds of sandbags or water – to simulate a full load of passengers – and brought up to full speed (25 M.P.H.) simultaneously. Once at 25 M.P.H., the streetcars will brake to a full stop. This test will take place along Auburn Avenue, between Jackson Street and Courtland Street.

The test will begin at 11 p.m. and go until the early morning hours of Friday, October 10.

For the safety of residents and the traveling public, the following restrictions will be in place during the testing process on Thursday, October 9:

Auburn Avenue, between Jackson Street to Courtland Street, will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5.a.m.

Parking will not be permitted along Auburn Avenue, between Jackson Street to Courtland Street. Motorists are encouraged to move their vehicles as early as possible on Thursday evening, October 9.

Side streets and alleys intersecting Auburn Avenue, between Jackson Street to Courtland Street, will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5.a.m.

Intermittent vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle access across Auburn Avenue will be provided.

Emergency vehicles will be allowed access throughout the test period.

Atlanta Police officers will help direct traffic and pedestrians during this test.

The Atlanta Streetcar is a collaborative effort among Atlanta’s political, business and transit communities to bring to fruition critical infrastructure that will connect the metro area and the greater region. Partnership and innovation, key qualifiers for the federal government’s TIGER II Discretionary Grant program, are exhibited by this joint effort involving the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, and MARTA.

 Sharon Gavin

Communications Director

The Atlanta Streetcar | 55 Trinity Avenue, SW, Suite 4900| Atlanta, Georgia 30303

sagavin@atlantaga.gov | Phone: 404.330.6759 | Cell: 404.640.3500

http://theatlantastreetcar.com

 

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Streetcar Testing STARTS Wednesday 10/1 Later Evening

Read more here

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Agenda: General Membership Meeting 09/22/14

The agenda for the general membership meeting is now posted to the website.

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Marta’s 35th Anniversary

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Don’t forget to attend the Proposed Bond Infrastructure meetings

2015 Bond Infrastructure meetings have been posted to the NPUM Calendar.  The referendum, on the November ballot, will help the City of Atlanta catchup on backlog projects.  Significant projects are in NPUM.  You can see the proposed projects by clicking here.  Choose NPU on the top right.

For full details from the city of Atlanta, click here.

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