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Georgia

June 6, 2019, 2pm PDT
A former engineering professor (i.e., not a planning professor) says he invented the transportation network company first, and that he has the patent to prove it.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 6, 2019, 10am PDT
The Atlanta City Studio lets community members talk to the city’s urban designers about the projects most important to them.
Next City
June 6, 2019, 5am PDT
More people are telecommuting in Atlanta, keeping cars of the road, but the percentages of people driving alone to work, taking transit, and walking or biking to work are holding steady.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
May 30, 2019, 7am PDT
The Georgia Department of Transportation held a series of public meetings this month to reveal details of a plan to add toll lanes to I-285 and Georgia 400 outside Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 29, 2019, 9am PDT
A new 7-acre public food forest is part of an initiative to ensure every resident of Atlanta has access to fresh food by 2021.
Curbed Atlanta
May 21, 2019, 11am PDT
CSX moved operations away from Hulsey Yard, so what should the land become?
What's Next ATL
May 15, 2019, 7am PDT
More evidence that express (toll) lanes benefit public transit when buses operate in the corridor. Riders on Georgia's Xpress buses, which use the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes, saw trip times reduced by 15 minutes.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 13, 2019, 5am PDT
Eight homes, varying in size from 250 square feet to 500 square feet have been approved in an Atlanta suburb.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The city of Atlanta has allocated $11.9 million of its $45 million budget for the Beltline for affordable housing.
Curbed Atlanta
April 30, 2019, 7am PDT
New maps show demographic trends in voting after a March special election to expand MARTA in the Atlanta region.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 9, 2019, 6am PDT
A new pilot program in Atlanta will test a joint-use arrangement that opens public school properties in the evenings and on weekends to provide park space for the public. The effect would be significant.
SaportaReport
April 8, 2019, 8am PDT
Atlanta might transform Peachtree Street into a very different kind of public space.
What's Next ATL (Atlanta Regional Commission)
April 3, 2019, 9am PDT
The third time was not the charm for a transit sales tax in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 24, 2019, 5am PDT
The bonds finance new green infrastructure projects that otherwise would be considered too risky.
Next City
March 16, 2019, 5am PDT
The proposal to create a new department in the city of Atlanta devoted to traffic and potholes came in the State of the City speech delivered this week by Mayor Keisha Bottoms.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 8, 2019, 2pm PST
Malls in metropolitan Atlanta are thinking outside the (big) box to reposition in the age of the retail apocalypse.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 6, 2019, 8am PST
Georgia's House Bill 511 is progressing through the State Legislature with the potential to change funding and governance of transit in the city while taxing rides with taxi, limousine, and ride-hailing companies.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 26, 2019, 2pm PST
Suburban Gwinnett County could change the course of its history by finally voting to connect to the Atlanta region's transit network.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2019, 5am PST
Advocates and experts are still working to further the idea of capping a Downtown freeway connector in Atlanta—a project called "The Stitch."
Curbed Atlanta
February 6, 2019, 7am PST
Cobb County is supposed to join a new regional transit authority called The Atl, but it hasn't chosen how to fund its participation yet.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution