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Georgia

December 28, 2019, 5am PST
A wheelchair user describes what it's like to travel on Atlanta streets and on the city's public transit system.
Atlanta
December 26, 2019, 9am PST
The scope of the Atlanta Beltline's effect on the city has astounded most observers, including the person who came up with the idea first.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 17, 2019, 11am PST
Atlanta's worsening housing affordability set the stage for a controversy over the city's use of eminent domain to build a new park and stormwater retention facility.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 5, 2019, 10am PST
There's an estimated $34 billion in property stuck in legal limbo in Georgia, and some, like the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, think it should be leveraged for social equity.
SaportaReport
November 30, 2019, 1pm PST
The quality of life or residents might be the best way to measure the benefits of green building programs, according to the president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Smart Cities Dive
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 16, 2019, 1pm PST
The city of Sandy Springs is pleased to note that the planned Sandy Springs Trail will be ten miles longer than the Atlanta Beltline when complete.
SaportaReport
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
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 22, 2019, 7am PDT
The city of Smyrna wants to benefit from the $1 billion in investment coming to the area around SunTrust Park in Cobb County, Georgia, so it's helping pay for a pedestrian bridge to connect to the ballpark.
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
October 3, 2019, 5am PDT
The Atlanta suburb of Lilburn is the latest city to plant fruit trees for the purpose of feeding the public.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 26, 2019, 5am PDT
The recently formed Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority released a new regional transit plan.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 23, 2019, 6am PDT
Atlanta has more surveillance residents per resident than any other U.S. city.
Route Fifty
September 11, 2019, 5am PDT
Seven million drivers have used the toll lanes on I-75 and I-575 in Georgia since they opened a year ago.
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution
September 10, 2019, 6am PDT
A $1.6 billion plan to expand Ga. 400 is taking shape in Fulton County and not every local entity is happy about the state's vision for the future of the route.
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 27, 2019, 10am PDT
The city of Columbus provides an example of the need for tenant protections in the state of Georgia.
Ledger-Enquirer