Streetcar Revival on its Way to Atlanta

Atlanta's $72 million streetcar plan is taking shape, with lines expected to open in 2013. But not everyone in the city thinks the project is worth the cost.
November 30, 2010, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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Opponents argue the system will do little to combat the city's congestion and long commute times, but boosters argue the system will play a big role in economic development for the city.

"Once completed in 2013, the 2.6-mile rail line will cater to tourists, connecting downtown's Centennial Olympic Park - home to a Coca-Cola museum and the Georgia Aquarium - to the popular, but less-centrally located Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

Critics, however, note that the rail loop will do little to alleviate traffic in a metro area burdened with the nation's third-worst commute, according to a February analysis by Forbes magazine."

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Published on Sunday, November 28, 2010 in Los Angeles Times
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