Closer Look: Commissioner of Newly-Formed ATL DOT Discusses New Role; A Recap of Retail Trends This Holiday Shopping Season

Josh Rowan, the inaugural commissioner of Atlanta Department of Transportation, joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to discuss his new role and the city’s new strategic transportation plan.
Josh Rowan, the inaugural commissioner of Atlanta Department of Transportation, joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to discuss his new role and the city’s new strategic transportation plan.
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Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • Rose Scott gives a news brief on a proposed ordinance Atlanta City Council will consider today that could phase out the use of non-compostable plastic at the airport and other city-owned buildings.
  • And, also today at Atlanta City Hall, the council will honor Mary Frances Early, the first African American student to earn a degree from the University of Georgia.
  • Finally, this week, the University of Georgia Bulldogs will prepare to face off against the Louisiana State University Tigers for the Southeastern Conference Championship game on Dec. 7.
  • 02:53: Josh Rowan, the inaugural commissioner of Atlanta Department of Transportation, joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in the studio to discuss his new role and the city’s new strategic transportation plan.
  • 27:23: We hear an excerpt from the latest edition of “Closer Look’s” ongoing “Open for Business” series with LaToya Tucciarone at her shipping container store, SustainAble Home Goods And Accessories.
  • 35:19: On this Cyber Monday, we recap shopping trends from Black Friday and get a retail outlook for the rest of the holiday shopping season with John Haber, CEO of Spend Management Experts.
 John Haber, CEO of Spend Management Experts
On this Cyber Monday, we recap shopping trends from Black Friday and get a retail outlook for the rest of the holiday shopping season with John Haber, CEO of Spend Management Experts. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.