The CRD agreement establishes a partnership between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Atlanta Region Congestion Reduction Partners, which are comprised of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) and the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA); collectively the Partner Agencies.
US Department of Transportation (USDOT)
The mission of the Department is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets the United States’ vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
FTA performs core functions aimed at serving different customer groups through State and local transit authorities. These core functions include providing grants for construction, facilities and in some cases operation. FTA also provides technical assistance, program management and oversight to ensure projects are built on time and within budget. FTA provides transit policy and guidance to customers including formulating ideas and strategies to improve operations and introduces new technologies and innovation.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
FHWA is charged with the broad responsibility of ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be the safest and most technologically up-to-date. Although State, local, and tribal governments own most of the Nation’s highways, FHWA provides financial and technical support to them for constructing, improving, and preserving America’s highway system.
Office of Governor Sonny Perdue
Governor Perdue has an aggressive plan for moving Georgia's transportation program forward. The plan calls for the largest overall investment the state will make in improving the quality of life for Georgians and spurring the economic vitality of our state.
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)
GDOT plans, constructs, maintains, and improves the state’s roads and bridges; provides planning and financial support for other modes of transportation such as mass transit and airports; provides airport and air safety planning; and provides air travel to state departments.
Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA)
SRTA is a vital part of ensuring safe, cost-effective and driver-friendly transportation services across the State of Georgia. In addition to other services, SRTA operates toll roads, assists with financing for state transportation agencies, and contributes to effective transportation planning. Its scope of responsibilities includes operations, policy, finance, planning, and research with the goal of making the driving experience more pleasant for the 120,000+ vehicles that use state toll roads each day.
Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA)
GRTA is the State of Georgia authority working to improve Georgia's mobility, air quality, and land-use practices. GRTA assists 13 counties that have been designated in non-attainment for ozone and particulate matter under the Federal Clean Air Act standards. GRTA also operates Xpress, a public transportation service offering that is a partnership between GRTA and the metro Atlanta counties of Clayton, Cherokee, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale. Cobb Community Transit (CCT) and Gwinnett County Transit (GCT) also operate some Xpress routes as part of their express bus transportation service.
Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)
ARC is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county Atlanta metropolitan area. ARC is the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and serves as the coordinator for the region’s carpool and vanpool match program called 1-87RIDEFIND.
Georgia Department of Public Safety
The Georgia Department of Public Safety oversees the day-to-day operations of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). GSP troopers investigate traffic crashes and enforce traffic and criminal laws on the state's roads. Capitol Police officers prevent and detect criminal acts, and enforce traffic regulations throughout Capitol Hill. MCCD officers conduct safety inspections of commercial motor vehicles and inspect highway shipments of hazardous materials.
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
MARTA is the ninth largest transit system in the U.S., providing bus, rail, and paratransit service to the metropolitan Atlanta region. MARTA transports 500,000 passengers daily on its 691 buses, 110 paratransit vans, and 350 rail cars, covering 125 bus routes, 38 rail stations, and 47.6 miles of rail. MARTA has recently implemented the Breeze Card regional transit fare collection technology.
Gwinnett County Government
Gwinnett County Government prides itself on providing residents with outstanding services and infrastructure. The County’s transportation infrastructure system includes more than 2,600 miles of road, 615 signalized intersections, thousands of miles of traffic striping and the third-busiest airport in Georgia. The Department of Transportation performs this mission with 179 full-time personnel and an annual operating budget over $35 million. In 2006, Gwinnett County population was estimated at 719,600, which is about 18 percent of the total Atlanta region population in 2006, and has captured 26 percent of the region’s growth since 2000. Gwinnett is the third-largest county to make the Census Bureau’s list of 100 fastest-growing counties from 2000 to 2004.
Clean Air Campaign
The Clean Air Campaign is a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with government and private-sector organizations. The mission of the Clean Air Campaign is to motivate Georgians to take action to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion. Currently, the Clean Air Campaign’s Commuter Rewards program offers a suite of cash rewards, gift cards, and gasoline discounts to area residents that shift from commuting alone to another travel mode such as mass transit, walking, bicycling, teleworking, vanpooling, or carpooling.
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Georgia Tech, serving students since 1888, is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech’s campus serves more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and College of Computing will be participating in this project.