Georgia

December 29, 2014, 2pm PST
The city of Atlanta is moving forward with a plan to upgrade the world's busiest airport to "Airport City" status.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
December 13, 2014, 5am PST
Georgia's experience emerging from the recession as revenues increase after years of government belt tightening is common around the country. The question now: How to finance the improvements to the state's neglected transportation infrastructure?
SaportaReport
December 11, 2014, 7am PST
The Atlanta Braves Major league Baseball team made a splash last year by deciding to decamp to suburban Cobb County for a new ballpark. Still to be determined: Can the new ballpark spur development and integrate into the community?
Atlanta Journal Constitution
December 9, 2014, 11am PST
In many places around the country, the price of water is increasing, quickly. While the reasons for the increase vary depending on the location, common to the issue is the ability of planning to either help or hinder the problem.
Governing
November 30, 2014, 5am PST
Metropolitan Atlanta accounts for half of the pedestrian fatalities in Georgia. One pedestrian advocacy group is doing the legwork to begin the process of improving the city's pedestrian infrastructure.
PEDS
November 25, 2014, 6am PST
Some would argue that introducing streetcars to auto-oriented streets is a recipe for collisions. Drivers in Atlanta are already having trouble mixing with streetcars, before the system even launches.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
November 19, 2014, 8am PST
A recent report collects data from the experience of cities using land banks as a method for addressing vacant and blighted properties.
Community Progress Blog
November 17, 2014, 7am PST
Darin from ATL Urbanist picks up on a recent report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) finding that residents of Atlanta can save big money by ditching their cars and riding transit.
ATL Urbanist
November 16, 2014, 9am PST
The ballot measure generating the most new transportation funds approved by voters this month was in Alameda County, Calif. Voters chose to double an existing sales tax to one percent and extend it to 2045, raising $7.8 billion over 30 years.
Contra Costa Times
November 13, 2014, 8am PST
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) turned to crowdfunding for a small project that could have big returns in luring bikers to go multi-modal on public transit.
Progressive Railroading
November 7, 2014, 7am PST
After a ballot measure approved the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's (MARTA) expansion into a suburban county outside of Atlanta, the transit agency could set precedent on how to effectively adapt to sprawling suburbs.
The Week
November 5, 2014, 8am PST
The take of a large culture publication like Atlanta magazine can be helpful in assessing the traction of a movement—in this case, biking in the city of Atlanta.
Atlanta
October 27, 2014, 2pm PDT
Tanya Snyder provides a thorough survey of the talking points of five U.S. mayors from a recent Washington Post forum on transportation.
Streetsblog USA
October 24, 2014, 1pm PDT
Small towns in Georgia, such as Doraville along I-285, are making millions of dollars a year by issuing traffic tickets.
Governing
October 22, 2014, 8am PDT
A report by new think tank City Observatory about where young college graduates are choosing to live inspired plenty of commentary this week.
New York Times - The Upshot
October 20, 2014, 6am PDT
Driven by a need to meet growing costs amid unstable federal subsidies, metropolitan transit agencies are eying their properties, particularly parking lots, as money makers from new residential and commercial development.
The Wall Street Journal
October 10, 2014, 7am PDT
A profile piece for Governing focuses on the work of Keith Parker, who since 2012 has been leading the ninth-largest transportation agency in the country: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).
Governing
September 25, 2014, 8am PDT
While the neighborhoods on northern segments of the Atlanta's BeltLine has received 94 percent of funding invested towards parks and trails, segments to the south have received 86 percent of affordable housing investments.
SaportaReport
September 22, 2014, 7am PDT
A redevelopment project in Doraville, outside of Atlanta, is touted as potentially of catalytic significance for the region, thanks in part to the location of a MARTA station next door.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
September 16, 2014, 7am PDT
In a significant first, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is seeking ideas for developing the air rights above four urban rail stations.
Atlanta Business Chronicle