ARC offers update on transportation plan at ‘pop-up’

1/3/2014, 6 a.m.

DeKalb residents and other stakeholders who want to learn more about the $61 billion Regional Transportation Plan for metro Atlanta can attend an ARC “pop-up” open house on Jan. 11 in downtown Decatur.

The Atlanta Regional Commission is hosting the new style of informational gathering from 3 to 5 p.m. It will transform an empty storefront at 515 N. McDonough St., Suite A, into a come-and-go public meeting.

It is the first test-run of an idea ARC received in a community engagement survey last summer.

ARC plans to replicate the pop-up conversation in communities all over the region.

More than 2,000 survey respondents said they wanted more local choices, different ways to engage and online options, including informal connections, innovation and fun.

The gathering is part of the latest update to the $61 billion Regional Transportation Plan, metro Atlanta’s framework for mobility and prosperity. Participants can learn about transportation choices, ask questions and offer critical input on public sessions.

For more information, visit http://atlantaregional.com/info-center/arc-events/rtp-pop-up-open-house.