Andre’s vision has been to not just get people where they are going each day, but get them where they are going in life. The issue of transportation is top of mind for most Atlantans, and Dickens is committed to improving the city’s infrastructure and connectivity. Improving Atlanta transit will require strong leadership.
Andre has already shown through his city council efforts that he is the right leader for the job:
- 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 has brought increased efficiency and effectiveness to all transportation efforts within the city.
- Chairs the Transportation Committee, 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 construction of Mercedes Benz Stadium.
- 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 town hall series led by community leaders, six adjourning neighborhood planning units, and churches along the Donald Lee Hollowell corridor. These town halls brought together the community, MARTA, GDOT, ADOT, Atlanta Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, City Planning, and State Representatives together in one room.