The Atlanta Regional Commission has announced more than $5.8  million in grants for transportation projects in Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs.

A $3.8 million grant to DeKalb County will finance construction of sidewalks and trails connecting Medical Center and Dunwoody MARTA stations, ARC said. A $2 million grant to MARTA will pay for pedestrian improvements, including a new elevator and an improved network of wheelchair ramps at the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe MARTA station.

The commission also announced a $112,000 grant to the Buckhead Community Improvement District for a 15-year planning update that is intended to “bring the community together to address the generational divide around the future vision of Buckhead and the transportation capacity needed to better connect residents to jobs and amenities amid intense development,” ARC said in a press release.

The grants were among $800,000 in Livable Centers Initiative grants to nine metro Atlanta communities and $12 million in transportation funding to 11 other communities, ARC said.

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