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MARTA Bus

Atlanta One Step Closer to Bus Rapid Transit

The city’s transit agency says bus rapid transit will be cheaper and faster to build than light rail.

July 3, 2022 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Townhomes in suburban Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Mayor Wants To Restrict ‘iBuyers’

The rise in investors buying up properties, sometimes before they’re even listed on the open market, is causing sharper spikes in home prices. Atlanta’s mayor wants to end that.

June 20, 2022 - Bloomberg

MARTA Station

Atlanta Transit Agency Issues $1.3 Billion Budget

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority says it is ‘well-positioned’ to resume pre-pandemic operations and make capital improvements in the coming years.

June 15, 2022 - Mass Transit

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Voters Reject Atlanta-Area Cityhood Proposals

After local activists whipped up concerns about forced density to promote cityhood for three wealthy Atlanta suburbs, residents voted to remain in unincorporated Cobb County.

May 27, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

MARTA bus with Atlanta skyline in background

Atlanta Introduces Electric Buses

In a nod to Earth Day, MARTA added three electric buses to its transit fleet this week, with plans to expand the electric fleet to 12 buses.

April 25, 2022 - WSBTV

Atlanta Public Transit

Light Rail Plans Could Become Bus Rapid Transit Plans in Atlanta

Light rail on the Clifton Corridor was once a centerpiece of a $2.7 billion, 40-year transit expansion plans funded by a voter-approved sales tax. Now MARTA is considering using bus rapid transit on the corridor instead.

April 5, 2022 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Peachtree Street Atlanta

Atlanta To Nix Peachtree Pedestrian Project

Rather than committing to a new direction for urban design, Atlanta is backpedaling on a 'people-friendly' makeover on three blocks of Peachtree Street.

March 14, 2022 - Urbanize Atlanta

Atlanta Scooter

Atlanta Urges Tactical Urbanism To Speed Up Vision Zero Goals

The city's department of transportation has released a guide to help community groups implement low-cost 'tactical urbanism' projects.

March 11, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Mural

As Projected Beltline Costs Rise, Atlanta Considers Other Options

MARTA's light rail project could cost more than twice original estimates, prompting the agency to weigh different routes and the potential for bus rapid transit as an alternative to rail.

March 2, 2022 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Denver Debates Inclusionary Housing Plan

Atlanta's inclusionary housing program, which closely reflects the proposed Denver plan, could serve as a bellwether for Denver's own future.

March 1, 2022 - The Denver Post

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Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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