The issue of transportation is top of mind for most Atlantans, and Andre Dickens is committed to improving the city’s infrastructure and connectivity. Improving Atlanta transit will require strong leadership, and on the city council, Dickens has already shown he is the right leader to do this.
- In 2019, created legislation to formally establish a city-wide Atlanta Department of Transportation (ADOT) to oversee all transportation related activities, planning, and management within the city. This new department will bring increased efficiency and effectiveness to all transportation efforts within the city.
- In 2018, Councilmember Dickens formed the Atlanta Department of Transportation Task Force, composed of members of Council, the Mayor’s Office, and the public, to determine the best course of action to establish an ADOT.
- In 2017, created legislation to authorize the city to conduct a study on the need for a city-wide department to oversee and manage transportation and mobility.
- Chaired the Transportation Committee in 2018 and 2019, focusing on increasing access and equity in transportation.
- Co-authored a resolution authorizing the City to coordinate MARTA tax and TSPLOST transportation project lists and plans.
- Authored a resolution to preserve the connectivity to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive after the Falcons Stadium Construction.
- Passed legislation after the 2014 snowstorms to involve Georgia Tech in efforts to review the City’s preparedness plan for natural disasters.
- Supported the Renew Atlanta Bond that has led to numerous street repaving and signal light improvements
- Organized “One Corridor,” a townhall series led by community leaders, six adjourning neighborhood planning units, and churches along the Donald Lee Hollowell corridor. These townhalls brought together the community, MARTA, GDOT, ATLDOT, Atlanta Police Department, GA State Patrol, City Planning, and State Representatives together in one room.