The ATL: A New Chapter in Transit

CONVERGING PATHS: THE ATL USHERS IN A NEW CHAPTER OF TRANSIT GOVERNANCE AND EXPANSION By Lori Johnston Georgia’s leaders are banking on this: Where transit goes, economic growth will follow. For the first time in the history of Georgia, a state-level entity – the ATL (Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority) – will have a sole and…

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Making Georgia an Economic Powerhouse

MAKING GEORGIA AN ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE Governor Nathan Deal Takes a Look at the State’s Successes and the Year Ahead By Lori Johnston In an exclusive interview with Engineering Georgia magazine, Governor Nathan Deal shares his perspective after more than seven years in office – and Georgians have a lot to be proud of. Gov. Deal, whose…

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Inspiring Beyond Professions to Improve Georgia

By Lisa Schoolcraft ACEC Georgia’s Engineering Influence and Engineering Impact Awards honor individuals, one from the public sector and one from the private sector, whose outstanding leadership and achievements have benefited the entire state of Georgia. Honorees are chosen based on accomplishments that have had a positive impact on the engineering industry and business community…

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Technology In Rural Georgia

State efforts to boost broadband could create economic growth and provide opportunities for engineering and construction firms. By Lori Johnston The lack of technology infrastructure in rural Georgia is not merely an inconvenience. When no or poor internet connection is a way of life, it’s a detriment to growth and economic vitality, say elected officials…

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Roads, Bridges and Relationships

People Skills, Engineering Expertise Help Meg Pirkle Build Long Career at GDOT By Allison Floyd   Margaret “Meg” Pirkle’s interest in making people’s lives better started long before she became the first female Chief Engineer of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).   As a child in South Florida, she had an early interest in…

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50 Women In the Know

Compiled by: Heather Collins   Serving clients in their communities, across the country and around the world, these Women in the Know are quickly becoming innovators, influencers and experts in their fields. They are involved in the projects, politics and professional organizations that will shape the future of the Peach State’s built environment and are…

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