SHIFTING PATTERNS

ATLANTA’S NEW TRANSPORTATION PLAN FOCUSES ON SAFETY, MOBILITY AND AFFORDABILITY By Lisa R. Schoolcraft City of Atlanta officials face a dilemma: how to accommodate a projected 1.3 million residents and 1.2 million jobs in the years ahead by reducing congestion, improving access and supporting economic growth. Some of the solutions are laid out in the…

MARTA’S MOMENT

Planning, leveraging staff and relationships — and expecting the unexpected — helped the transit system handle massive crowds for the 2019 Super Bowl. By Lori Johnston   MARTA’s ability to move record crowds during Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta meant more than just making sure more than half a million fans arrived at the game,…

Engineering the Super Bowl: It Didn’t Just Happen

How logistics made hosting the big game in Atlanta a success By: David Caraviello   The maneuver was referred to as “green carpet,” and it required as much teamwork and coordination as any play that occurred during Super Bowl week. Police escorts radioed to traffic engineers in a command center that New England’s buses were…

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…

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…

Top 100 Influential Women in Georgia

Compiled by: Heather Collins As the number of women in the architecture, engineering and construction industry continues to grow, their contributions are becoming clear and undeniably beneficial for the community. Engineering Georgia’s second annual list of influential women celebrates the diversity of female leaders, policy makers and visionaries who have spent their careers changing Georgia’s…

Economic Outlook

Press “Repeat” for Georgia’s Economy for 2019  By Lori Johnston   Economists, business leaders, developers and economic development professionals agree: expansion will continue across Georgia in the new year, thanks to a robust project pipeline, continued job growth across sectors and gross domestic product (GDP) that will again outpace the nation.   “The economic outlook…

Educating a Helluva Engineer

Under the Leadership of Dean Steven McLaughlin, Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering Continues to Ready the Next Generation for a Changing, Global World By Lisa R. Schoolcraft Engineering education was once rooted deeply in math and science. Today’s engineering student, while still commanded to master those skills, will also require an entrepreneurial mindset,…

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…