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Around the Web: Link Roundup for April 7, 2016

Atlanta Region 2040: Gazing Into the Crystal Ball

Our Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is spreading the word on the Atlanta Region’s Plan, a long-range vision for metro Atlanta’s growth. Click through for the current snapshot and learn about highlights like:

  • 2.5 million people and slightly more than one million jobs projected for metro Atlanta by 2040.
  • Gwinnett County growing faster than any county in the Atlanta region.
  • The 20-County area is growing older AND getting younger. How? Read the plan to find out!

And don’t forget that as more people flock to Atlanta, we’ll be here to help match them all into carpools, vanpools, transit routes and more. You can get the jump on a better commute by starting at

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Reminds Drivers to Stay Alert

Pay attention, folks: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month—so you’d better not be reading this post from behind the wheel.

Last year, our Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) launched its #ArriveAliveGA program encouraging people to ditch the distractions while driving—distractions like texting, apps, eating and anything else that takes your eyes off the road.

GDOT estimates almost 80 percent of traffic fatalities come as a result of drivers not paying attention and engaging in activities like texting and driving.

 If you can’t bear to be out of the loop on your commute, we’ve got a perfect solution: Add a carpooler! Carpoolers can do more than fill seats; they can navigate, act as commute DJ, and take dictation for those important texts and emails. Plus, carpooling can earn you cash and prizes from Georgia Commute Options. Learn more here and consider carpooling for real.

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