“Atlanta is a great city with many wonderful people and an inspiring history. But it must become that shining city on a hill once again. Atlanta has to believe that its reach is beyond its current grasp.”

First Ever ATL DOT Announced

The first ever ATL DOT Commissioner announced today! In 2017, I passed the law to study how to create a Department of Transportation. In mid-2019, I cosponsored law to create and fund ATLDOT. Today we announced the commissioner Josh Rowan.  Mayor Bottoms and I are moving transportation goals forward. My… 

Challenges and Opportunities for Collective Problem Solving in Atlanta

Whenever the next challenge or crisis arises in Atlanta—as it is inevitably going to happen—we need to approach the solutions to that problem as another opportunity to collectively come together as a community and do something great to solve that problem for all of the people who call Atlanta home…. 

Andre Dickens Takes Next Steps Toward Creation of Atlanta Department of Transportation

On my first day as a city councilman, I was placed on the Transportation Committee and immediately asked where the Atlanta Transportation Department was located. I quickly learned that we didn’t have one. Over time, my engineering background and instincts insisted that we needed better coordination of our transportation and… 

Council Unanimously Backs Resolution Against State Takeover of Airport

I introduced a resolution that was unanimously adopted by my Atlanta City Council colleagues that pushes back on the state’s attempts to wrest control of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. They see a beautiful asset that’s been efficiently run and try and take it over, but we say NO! We’re ready to… 

Andre Dickens Vows to Fight State Takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

All of us at city hall will defend the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport built and expanded by great Atlantans long before me. As this year’s Transportation Chairman, we make quality decisions daily to keep it as the busiest and most efficient airport in the world that employs more Georgians than… 

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