Box 21, Folder 45, Document 13

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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 13

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ATLANTA sete all
COMMERCE BUILDING
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303

TRAFFIC AND SAFETY COUNCIL sttoaii

A Citizens’ Organization Devoted to Traffic Improvement and Accident Prevention



August 7, 1967

The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor

City of Atlanta

City Hall

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Dear Ivan:

A limited amount of funds will be available shortly through the new National .High-
way Safety Bureau, Of the $1,067,158 apportioned for Georgia, forty percent will
be available to local governments, Those who apply first will be given first con-
sideration.

The application or applications are to be sent through the State Highway Safety Co-
ordinator and must be endorsed by the head of the local government concerned,

It would seem that with the limited number of dollars available and the "first come,
first serve" consideration, it would be advisable for the several Atlanta departments
which might qualify for these funds to meet promptly and agree on one to two pro-
jects to be submitted, Application forms are expected to be ready in approximately
two weeks and applications will be accepted approximately September 1.

I would guess that Atlanta would be fortunate if it received as much as $100,000 from
this source, This money is on a "fifty-fifty matching" basis but a number of items
the City is now carrying out can be used to make up Atlanta's share. Consequently,
the federal funds will be extra money for which the City will not have to appropriate
matching funds beyond that money already being spent.

Some items which could qualify for these funds include expanding traffic court facili -
ties; identifying and improving high accident locations; improving traffic records

and accident records systems; studies pertaining to road design, construction and
maintenance; studies concerning traffic control devices; and nearly any phase of ex-
panding driver education. Expressly excluded from eligibility is any type of construct-
ion or maintenance costs and, at this time, the costs of traffic signal equipment. I
have requested a ruling from the National Bureau on this last item and it might yet

be included,

GEORGE GOODWIN, PRESIDENT
BILL C. WAINWRIGHT, MRS. LUCILLE 5S. HUFFMAN, VICE PRESIDENTS
c. A. MC MAIR, TREASURER
EDMUND W. HUGHES, MANAGING DIRECTOR
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
August 7, 1967
Page Two

While in Washington a few days ago I talked at length with officials of the Bureau

of Public Roads regarding a program through which a substantial part of Atlanta's
traffic engineering expenditures would be eligible for fifty-fifty matching federal
dollars. I will send you information concerning this other program within the

next couple of days, after I have received the notes and material from that meeting.

Sincerely,

A

Edmund W. Hughes
Managing Director

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