About Renew Atlanta-TSPLOST

Renew Atlanta Bond

Renew Atlanta Bond

In 2015 voters supported a $250 million bond to address the $1 billion backlog of needed facilities and infrastructure improvements. The bond program falls under two portfolios – Horizontal (transportation) and Vertical (facilities).

  • Horizontal portfolio categories include: Complete Streets, Bridges, Resurfacing, Roadway Improvements, Sidewalk & Mobility, Traffic Signals, and Multi-use Trails.
  • Vertical portfolio categories include: Parks and Recreation, Public Art, Public Buildings, and Public Safety.


The following year, Atlanta citizens approved a TSPLOST (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) generating an additional $260 million to fund significant and expansive transportation projects citywide.

These dollars allow the City to make improvements to Atlanta’s infrastructure without raising property tax.

One Atlanta

Atlanta Department of Transportation

After decades of congestion and connectivity being some of Atlanta's top issues, the City is forming the new Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT). This department will serve both as the coordinating agency for all transportation matters within the city government and as the single point of contact for citizens and external agencies. ATLDOT will provide a safer, more equitable, and more sustainable transportation network throughout the City.

Key goals include:

  • Adopting a Vision Zero policy and designating strategies, policies and resources to deliver projects to eliminate traffic deaths;
  • Making it easier to get around without a car by making it safer to ride a bike by tripling protected bike lanes and piloting new protections on the street;
  • Making it easier to walk by increasing sidewalks and crossings citywide;
  • Improving city roads by resurfacing 200 miles of roads annually and accelerating pothole repair efforts;
  • Reducing the footprint of parking in Atlanta and implementing new parking strategies;
  • Working with MARTA to increase bus service and connecting neighborhoods with transit stops and hubs, and establish a high-frequency bus network to increase the number of Atlantans who live and work within a 15-minute walk of frequent transit; and
  • Implementing more reliable bus service with transit signal priority for buses and real-time bus arrival information and other enhancement at bus stops.

    For more information about ATLDOT and to download the plan, please click here.