Paul Morris (Courtesy Atlanta Business Chronicle)
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors has named transportation and development consultant Paul Morris as its CEO.
Officials said Wednesday that Morris has nearly 30 years of international experience in positions related to transportation, urban redevelopment, natural resource management, public parks and more.
Before being named Atlanta BeltLine CEO, Morris served as deputy secretary for the North Carolina Department of Transportation and did consulting work for an investment firm before that.
City officials say the Atlanta BeltLine is a redevelopment project that will create a network of public parks and multi-use trails along a 22-mile railroad corridor that encircles many of the city's neighborhoods.