TSCID January 2021 Newsletter

Tucker Summit CID January 2021 Newsletter

Tucker Summit CID January 2021 Newsletter

DeKalb County Voters Key in Determining Georgia Senate Runoff Races

The fate of the nation once again came down to Georgia voters and the nation eagerly watched as DeKalb County voters helped confirm Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff as the winners of the Senate runoff elections, swinging control of both Congressional chambers to the Democrats.

More than half of DeKalb County voters cast their ballots during the early voting period or via absentee ballots. Every vote counts and your voices were heard.

Learn more about the election results in this Champion Newspaper article.

DeKalb County Proceeds with Next Phase of COVID-19 Vaccinations and Expands Medical Wellness Units

In order to return to some level of normalcy, the country must reach herd immunity against COVID-19. The DeKalb County Board of Health has shifted its focus from COVID-19 testing to administering vaccinations to adults 65 years of age or older and their caretakers.

Learn more about DeKalb County’s dedicated testing and vaccination locations in this Champion Newspaper article.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Georgia Department of Public Health website or call 888-357-0169.

DeKalb County has also expanded its mobile wellness units with the addition of two-step vans, funded by the Federal CARES Act. The vans, equipped with medical equipment and examination rooms, will provide nutritional and healthcare services to help address the current pandemic and improve the health of the County’s more vulnerable populations. Learn more in this Atlanta Journal-Constitution article.

Logistics: The Race to Make Electric Delivery Vans

Electric Delivery Van
Photo by Evan Taylor/Don’t Blink
The trend to cut a company’s carbon footprint is gaining popularity. On the heels of Tesla’s electric cars and SUVs, companies like Workhorse Group are aiming to corner the market on electric delivery vans. The company employs less than 130 people, yet its stock has risen sevenfold in 2020 due to investors believing that electric vehicles are here to stay. In fact in early January, the 113-year-old vehicle manufacturer, GM, announced a logo redesign to accompany its focus on electric vehicle production.

Amazon, UPS, FedEx and owners of big delivery fleets like Anheuser-Busch have begun to outline strategies to cut carbon emissions. Tesla itself is in the process of designing a battery-powered semi-truck.

Read more about the road to electric delivery vehicles in this Atlanta Business Chronicle article.

Tucker Brewing Company’s Got Merch, Food To Go and More

Tucker Brewing Company has updated its winter hours and will be closing at 8 p.m. most nights and at 7 p.m. Sunday – Tuesday, but fear not, the brewery’s online store lets you pre-order beer and food prior to arrival — or get your food to go, even for Super Bowl Sunday! Check out the special menu for all your big game favorites! You can even cheer on your team in a comfy new fashionable hoodie or knit cap with Tucker Brewing on it!

The brewery will also be hosting a special Galentine’s Day with live music and a painting class, tickets are available here. Be sure to check back with Tucker Brewing for their romantic to go Valentine’s Day dinner menu for two!

The year has just begun, so treat yourself at one of TSCID’s finest establishments!

Transit Fare Policy Survey

Your opinion is needed! A regional fare system would provide a convenient, new way to travel on transit throughout the Atlanta region. The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) and several transit providers operating in the region are studying how to implement a regional fare system. The study looks at the implementation of regional fare structures and fare collection technologies with a focus on benefitting the customer. Creating an effective and equitable regional fare program that works for both customers and operators is a complex but achievable goal for the region.

To ensure this coordinated study is successful, we need to understand your transit travel preferences. Please take the ATL’s 15-minute Fare Policy survey by January 15 and enter for a chance to win $50!

TSCID Project News and Updates

  • Mountain Industrial Boulevard was shut down for several hours on January 11, due to an overturned tractor-trailer on the bridge over Highway 78; the CID removed the live wires from the fences in order for the emergency responders to reach the vehicle. Major changes are planned for this intersection to improve safety
  • North Royal Atlanta Drive from Mountain Industrial Boulevard to Lawrenceville Highway, as well as Litton Drive will be resurfaced Spring 2021
  • Sidewalk construction on Elmdale Drive is currently underway
  • Bidding for intersection improvements at Hugh Howell Road and Flintstone Drive will be open on January 19
  • Radius improvements have been completed on
    • East Ponce de Leon Avenue at Litton Drive
    • Litton Drive at Lewis Road
    • Mountain Industrial Boulevard at Elmdale Drive
    • Tucker Industrial Road at Elmdale Drive
    • Tucker Industrial Road at Bibb Boulevard
The Freight Cluster Plan was completed in Fall 2020 and will be sent to the City of Tucker in January for review. Once approved, the CID will send the Plan to the Atlanta Regional Committee for acceptance. Freight Cluster Plan documents can be reviewed on the TSCID website here.