Small Airports Create Big Opportunities

Located Across Georgia, General Aviation and Small Commercial Airports Make a Big Impact on Local Economies and Provide Engineering Opportunities By Heather Collins Georgia is home to the largest airport in the world in terms of total aircraft operations and passengers, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is so large…

One-on-One with MARTA’s Jeffrey Parker

ONE-ON-ONE WITH MARTA’S JEFFREY PARKER The Agency’s New General Manager and CEO Chats about Addressing Challenges, Implementing Changes and Establishing Clarity By Lori Johnston Jeffrey A. Parker admits he’s a creature of habit; he exercises every morning, then heads to the North Springs MARTA station to commute to MARTA headquarters. But many things have changed…

Re-Imagining Our Roadways

Atlanta’s North Avenue Smart Corridor Pilots Transportation and Traffic Technologies with its ‘Living Lab’ By Lisa R. Schoolcraft North Avenue in metro Atlanta has been turned into a living lab, one where technology and engineering are helping to reduce crashes, improve traffic flow and increase emergency vehicle response times. Initially, improvements to North Avenue, a…

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…

How Environmental Management Systems Are Driving Sustainability Success

Interview with Tara McCullen, Burns & McDonnell Regional Environmental Services Manager in Atlanta Q: What is an environmental management system (EMS)? Why is it important? A: An EMS is a framework of processes to proactively control and minimize impacts to the environment, comply with environmental regulations and continually improve environmental performance. Managing environmental data and…

Mercedes-Benz USA Opens New Headquarters in Sandy Springs

DRIVING INNOVATION: MERCEDES-BENZ USA OPENS NEW HEADQUARTERS IN SANDY SPRINGS By Lisa R. Schoolcraft When luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) decided to build its new corporate headquarters in metro Atlanta’s Sandy Springs, the company wanted a building that looked as innovative as its vehicles. “All the stars are aligned,” said Dietmar Exler, President and…