Atlanta — Elevators, elevators, elevator companies.
Atlanta — The city’s elevators are getting a boost.
The Atlanta City Council approved a $100,000 grant for elevators in the city that are built with elevators.
City leaders hope the money will improve safety and reliability for the city’s 1.5 million residents.
The city is looking to the state for help to develop elevators that will go from the ground up, using less fuel, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Atlanta has seen a surge in deaths in recent years, and in March the city approved a ban on new single-occupancy vehicles.
But the city has no new state funding for elevations, which are being built in response to growing population and health concerns, officials said.
An Atlanta-based company called Elevator Industries Inc. received the money.
The company has built elevators at several sites in Georgia, including at Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and at the University of Georgia, where an elevator company is working on a new system.
Elevators at airports have been plagued by problems, and the state has been working to address them.
In December, the state Department of Transportation announced it would fund $2 million for the installation of elevations in five Georgia airports.
Currently, there are at least 14 elevators for use by passengers at Georgia airports, according to state transportation officials.
While Georgia has some of the highest rates of air travel in the country, elevating cars in airports is a challenge, and not one that the state wants to tackle, state Transportation Commissioner Chris Bock said.