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Source: atlurbanistMARTA won’t be the operator of the soon-to-be-completed Atlanta Streetcar, according to a top official in Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration. “It’s been
This is big news. With MARTA no longer operating the Atlanta Streetcar (still under construction), a private contractor will be chosen. Atlanta’s history with private contractors is iffy at best — ParkAtlanta being an unpopular example.
The major question left unanswered at this point: will transfers to and from MARTA still happen? Will the Breeze Card system of MARTA still be used for the streetcar? If the answer to either of those is “no” then I sense big trouble for the Atlanta Streetcar’s ability to gain regular riders, A lack of integration with MARTA’s fare system would hurt the convenience level (and price point) significantly.
This is an 1882 photo of the intersection of Whitehall (now Peachtree) and Alabama Streets. Notice the mule-drawn trolleys and horse-drawn wagons on the streets.
An article published recently, “Did Cars Save Our Cities From Horses? Debating a modern parable about waste and technology,”…
Source: peachtreekeenGov. Nathan Deal (R-GA) was elected in 2010. He is running for re-election in 2014. His inclusion stems from: (1) using his gubernatorial campaign to benefit his daughter-in-law; (2) using his office to benefit a business partner; (3) using his office to benefit a top donor; (4) arranging a taxpayer-funded job for a political foe; and (5) obstructing ethics investigations into his business dealings.Gov. Deal was previously included in CREW’s 2009 Most Corrupt report. The report cited the way then-Rep. Deal and his top aide, Chris Riley, blurred the line between Rep. Deal’s private business interests and his official duties, using public resources to attempt to influence other public officials to benefit his private affairs. The pattern continued during his successful 2010 campaign for governor and his term in office.Can we do something about this asshole, PLEASE???
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." ~ Nelson Mandela. Rest in peace, Madiba. Photo: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
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The Decatur Metro blog caught an interesting story this week: MARTA Shortens Morning Rush Hour Trains on East/West Line
According to the post, a reader reported a recent change in MARTA’s east-west Blue line, saying that trains have become “so crammed with passengers…that several people…