Atlanta's Transit Debate

Urban Atlanta would be transformed if the innovative transit currently being planned was actually built.
July 4, 2004, 3pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Columnist Maria Saporta reviews the Atlant's 'alleged' transit plan for the region and discovers that the plan is little more than paper, without the political will to do anything. Meanwhile, state agencies and regional commissions dodge responsibility for transportation planning ceding power to NIMBYs and BANANAs.

"But looking at the Mobility 2030 plan — and most of the discussion occurring at our state and regional transportation agencies — light rail, streetcars, commuter rail, MARTA, sidewalks and bikeways are all being shortchanged for new HOV lanes, express buses and extensive investments in arterial roads in the suburban areas of the region."

Thanks to Didacus Ramos

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Published on Sunday, June 27, 2004 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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