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November 19, 2019, 6am PST
The first bus rapid transit line planned in the Atlanta region relies on federal approval.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 17, 2019, 1pm PST
Lyft is ceasing operations of its electric scooter business in six U.S. cities, citing the lack of population density as a reason business struggled in those markets.
TechCrunch
November 15, 2019, 6am PST
The new Atlanta Department of Transportation has a new strategic plan, a new commissioner, and a whole lot of high hopes to live up to.
Curbed Atlanta
November 12, 2019, 5am PST
There are more vacant properties now than there were at the height of the foreclosure crisis in the United States, and many vacant properties are hanging around in growing cities with a shortage of affordable housing.
Marketplace
November 6, 2019, 12pm PST
Urban trees play an essential role in making cities livable and countering the effects of climate change.
The Guardian
October 25, 2019, 7am PDT
The Georgia Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration recently released a draft study of a plan to link Atlanta and Charlotte via high-speed rail.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
October 15, 2019, 11am PDT
Recently announced changes to a massive road-building program in Georgia will shift moves projects aimed at improvements for the trucking industry earlier onto the calendar, while pushing back projects located closer to Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
October 11, 2019, 5am PDT
As the Federal Highway Administration continues its anti-painted crosswalk crusade, attracting new attention at the national level, cities are resisting the notion that rainbow crosswalks are a safety liability.
The New York Times
September 26, 2019, 5am PDT
The recently formed Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority released a new regional transit plan.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 29, 2019, 11am PDT
The United Way of Greater Atlanta partnered with the city to raise private money to help pay for 550 homes for the city's homeless.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 21, 2019, 6am PDT
The bridge was touted as a connection between downtown and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but it is more a reflection of the city’s misplaced fiscal and planning priorities.
Curbed Atlanta
August 15, 2019, 6am PDT
A thorough and damning indictment of 20th century land use and infrastructure planning, and its contemporary legacy of segregation and congestion.
The New York Times Magazine
August 8, 2019, 9am PDT
A fourth scooter-related fatality has the city of Atlanta taking drastic measures.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 3, 2019, 7am PDT
The sage over The Gulch development project—soon to be renamed Centennial Yards—will continue after project opponents filed an appeal of a June court decision upholding public financing for the project.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 2, 2019, 11am PDT
Five "climate mayors" addressed the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis at their fist hearing on July 17, titled, “A Blueprint for Success: U.S. Climate Action at the Local Level.” Transportation was a major issue.
Curbed
July 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
A federal grant puts Atlanta among the vanguard of cities introducing electric bus technology to the streets.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 22, 2019, 9am PDT
No victim blaming or scooter shaming here. Two Atlanta politicians have responded to a recent tragedy by calling for more traffic safety improvements.
WSB-TV - Atlanta
July 9, 2019, 8am PDT
A $5 billion redevelopment project in Atlanta, named Centennial Yards, will receive substantial public support.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 30, 2019, 9am PDT
The "One Atlanta Housing Affordability Action Plan" would protect or create 20,000 affordable homes in Atlanta.
SaportaReport
June 19, 2019, 8am PDT
After a public engagement process and a political process played out in 2018, MARTA and the city of Atlanta can now focus on what gets built, when, according to the $2.7 billion More MARTA capital investment plan.
MARTA via The SaportaReport