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Atlanta Rail Service

Atlanta Transit Plans Stall Due to Budget Concerns

With MARTA facing a potential billion dollar shortfall, the agency says it can’t fulfill its system expansion plan.

January 29, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Pedestrians and people on bikes on Atlanta BeltLine multiuse trail

How To Prevent ‘Green Gentrification’: Lessons from the BeltLine

For one author, the key is focusing on affordable housing from the start.

January 27, 2023 - The Conversation

Rendering of Midtown Connector freeway cap park in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Receives $3.2 Million for Freeway Cap Plan

The federal funding will help move forward planning for an ambitious proposal to cap a downtown Atlanta freeway with a 25-acre park.

January 19, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Aerial view of Decatur, Georgia with cloudy sky

Decatur Moves Closer to Legalizing Duplexes, ‘Missing Middle Housing’

A proposal to permit multifamily housing units in areas previously zoned for single-family homes passed its first hurdle, but requires a second vote to go into effect.

January 19, 2023 - Decaturish

Two soccer players chasing a ball

Transit-Oriented Development with Soccer

Learn about StationSoccer, an innovative program in Atlanta which connects communities through transit, soccer, and leadership training.

January 16, 2023 - Urban Land

Three people with bikes stopping to chat on grassy field with Atlanta, Georgia skyline in background

Atlanta Considers E-Bike Subsidy

The city could join others in offering rebates on e-bikes to get more people out of their cars and reduce traffic and carbon emissions.

January 5, 2023 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Red "Vote Here" sign with white text and arrow pointing left on green lawn next to curb

The Crucial Role of Suburban Voters in the Midterms

Suburban voters were instrumental in preventing a 'red wave' on Election Day and on December 6 in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election, enabling the Democrats to win a 51st Senate seat.

December 25, 2022 - CNN

MARTA Bus

MARTA Changes Strategy on Clayton County Expansion, Opts for Bus Rapid Transit

The agency says BRT will cost less, be completed faster, and provide more frequent service than the commuter rail option.

November 21, 2022 - Mass Transit

Rendering of pedestrians and cyclists in Hospital Square surrounded by buildings and trees

Atlanta Launches Website for Highway Cap Project

Residents can view plans for the 14-acre project that include public plazas and green spaces connecting local landmarks, employment centers, and transit stations.

November 18, 2022 - Urbanize Atlanta

Buckhead, Atlanta

Atlanta Poised to Pass Protections for Voucher Holders

The city council will vote on a proposal to require publicly subsidized landlords to lease units to recipients of housing assistance vouchers.

November 14, 2022 - Atlanta Civic Circle

View of enclosed glass pedestrian bridge over street with EMORY in large letters across the glass

MARTA Narrows Clifton Corridor Transit Line to Three Options

The agency has selected three potential plans for building a light rail or bus rapid transit line that would serve Emory University and other major employment and commercial hubs.

November 10, 2022 - Saporta Report

A woman on an electric bike and two women on electric scooters wait at an intersection for the light to change.

Banning Electric Scooters Results in More, Longer Car Trips, Study Says

Cities should expect to see increases in automobile trips, and resulting consequences, if they ban or limit the use of electric scooters or other micromobility devices, according to new research.

November 1, 2022 - Nature Energy

Map with Peachtree Corners label

A Smart City Quietly Grows in Georgia

Peachtree Corners is putting the ‘smart city’ model into practice, taking a methodical approach to introducing new technology and autonomous devices.

October 12, 2022 - Politico

Drawing of mixed-use development at Edgewood/Candler Park station in Atlanta

MARTA Completes New Transit-Oriented Development

A mixed-use complex in Edgewood/Candler Park brings hundreds of new housing units, retail, and office space to the area.

October 6, 2022 - Saporta Report

A rendering of a proposed development, with apartment buildings and neighborhood-serving retail.

Tempe’s Car-Free Developers Headed to Atlanta

Culdesac, developer of a massive no-parking multi-family development in Arizona, is headed to Georgia.

September 25, 2022 - Reporter Newspapers

Rendering of proposed express lanes on I-285 in Atlanta, Georgia highlighted in bright purple.

Atlanta Toll Lane Project Gains Support From Cobb County

The Georgia Department of Transportation is continuing work on an expansion of I-285, claiming the new express lanes could cut travel times by as much as 39 percent.

September 8, 2022 - Urbanize Atlanta

A map of the MARTA rail system highlighting the Arts Center Station.

Atlanta Street Extension Project Will Benefit Transit Access

Plans to extend 15th Street in Midtown Atlanta are designed to improve access to the Arts Center MARTA station.

September 6, 2022 - Urbanize Atlanta

Electric Bus

$1.66 Billion in Federal Infrastructure Funding Awarded to U.S. Bus Systems

The Federal Transit Administration announced the winners in the Bus and Bus Facilities and Low or No Emission Vehicle (Low-No Program) programs in August.

September 6, 2022 - Federal Transit Administration

Atlanta BeltLine

Final Piece of Atlanta BeltLine’s Route Falls Into Place

The choice of a route for the final segment of the Northwest Trail completes the planned route for the entire 22-mile length of the Atlanta BeltLine.

September 1, 2022 - Urbanize Atlanta

A conceptual rendering of a red bus lane in Atlanta.

BRT Stations Cut, Project Delayed in Atlanta

Inflation is taking a bite out of planned transportation projects in Georgia. The state's first ever bus rapid transit project provides the latest example of scaled back ambitions.

August 28, 2022 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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