Mayor Bottoms gives State of the City address

News Headlines March 15, 2019

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Mayor Keisha Bottoms gave her second State of the City address, including an announcement to create a Transportation Department within the City.

“I have publicly spoken about my grandmother, who rode MARTA to work every day for 30 years and the generational impact her ability to simply get to and from work has had on my family. Like my grandmother, there are many working families who rely on public transportation. But the importance of transportation extends beyond buses and trains,” said Mayor Bottoms at today’s State of the City Address. “Today, I am proud to announce the creation of Atlanta’s first dedicated Department of Transportation, a one-stop-shop, combining the work of multiple City departments, to better deliver for Atlanta’s mobility future.”

Mayor Bottoms was upbeat on the future of Atlanta.